Cost of Six Miami (FL) Home Games: $21

Submitted by Cold War on June 7th, 2013 at 10:50 PM

If Miami (FL) head football coach Al Golden indeed has the Hurricanes on the up-and-up, fans can spend a mere $21 total on six of their seven home games in 2013 to watch them climb back to respectability.

Below are the prices that StubHub is charging (as of 9:30 AM ET Tuesday) for the Miami home dates in question:

  • August 30th vs. Florida Atlantic: $3
  • September 21st vs. Savannah State: $2
  • October 5th vs. Georgia Tech: $4
  • October 26th vs. Wake Forest: $5
  • November 9th vs. Virginia Tech: $5
  • November 23rd vs.Virginia$2                                                                                                                            



June 7th, 2013 at 11:05 PM ^

Miami is a pitiful sports city. Nearly as bad as Atlanta. The only team anyone cares about down there is the Heat and that's because bad sports towns usually have bandwagoners all over the place.


June 8th, 2013 at 8:28 PM ^

I think LA isn't even close to as bad a sports city as Miami or Atlanta (lived in the LA area for four years), but USC most certainly does not sell out every game. In fact, it was big-ish news when the 2005 team sold out every game... and, you'll recall, that 2005 team had a once-in-a-lifetime collection of talent.


June 8th, 2013 at 1:27 PM ^

The NFL would rather do just what it is doing.  Teams use LA as an ever-present threat in the hypothetical sort of way.  This way, current NFL cities are forced to pay for new stadiums publicly to appease their owners into not jettisoning for LA.  

And LA remains open for the next threat. This is how the Texans franchise settled in Houston, how the Vikings got their new stadium deal in Minneapolis, and it's what faces the Chargers and the Jaguars next.


June 8th, 2013 at 9:41 PM ^

The NFL in LA situation was also a total clusterfuck that didn't really have anything to do with fans.  Both the Rams and Raiders were run by psychos who created shitty situations and then got rewarded for it.  The city and the weird political situation surrounding the Coliseum didn't help either. 

First the LA Rams moved to Anaheim because of the league blackout rules (had to sellout a 90,000+ stadium to get on local TV).  Then Al Davis showed up, divided the market between two teams, and continued to play in the Coliseum (thus facing the same blackout issue).  Both teams then got offered sweetheart deals to move (new stadium in St. Louis, ridiculously cheap lease in Oakland).  On top of that, Rams execs have reguarly said they never would have left if they had known that Davis was going to move the Raiders shortly after that. 

snarling wolverine

June 8th, 2013 at 4:18 PM ^

I think L.A.  is a little better than the other two.  Don't the Dodgers always draw well?  I think the Lakers do as well.

A big part of the problem with Atlanta and Miami is that they're full of transplants who have other rooting interests.  Miami also has a huge immigrant population that may not be that interested in U.S. sports teams.



June 8th, 2013 at 9:14 PM ^

The Dodgers and Angels both drew over 3 million fans last year (5th and 7th in MLB) despite neither team making the postseason.  The Clippers and Lakers were both in the top 10 in NBA attendance (both essentially filled the building every night).  Hockey attendance fluctuates more based on team success but the Kings were also at capacity every night this past season.  SC and UCLA have giant stadiums that can be hard to fill if the teams are struggling (not to mention the Rose Bowl is a pain in the dick to get in and out of) but both draw a lot of fans (SC was 9th in avg. attendance this past season and UCLA 22nd).

Plenty of folks come late and leave early, but if anything the numbers would put LA near the top of any list, not at the bottom with places like Miami and Atlanta.


June 8th, 2013 at 4:49 PM ^

It continues to amaze me how these 3 areas are some of the most talent rich recruiting spots year after year, but have attendance problems decade after decade at the collegiate and pro levels. You'd think 3 towns with very few sports fans wouldn't be known for producing gratuitious amounts of athletes.


June 7th, 2013 at 11:21 PM ^

Nice to see a school recognize that the on-field product sucks and setting ticket prices accordingly. They won't suck for too long though, Golden is a hell of a coach.


Perkis-Size Me

June 8th, 2013 at 2:23 AM ^

When you're in a town of fair weather fans, and you probably have somewhere in the range of 20,000-30,000 people showing up to every game, if not worse, this seems like the next logical step.

Still, that low? Wow.


June 8th, 2013 at 6:30 AM ^

Those are pretty sad prices really, but I was even more interested in how this happened with ticket prices regarding Miami:

"Equally hilarious/depressing is the fact that on the same StubHub page that lists individual game prices, the cheapest season ticket package is inexplicably going for $199. Huh?"

It makes me wonder if the individual price for the Savannah State game is absent the premium markup for some reason. Either that, or "season ticket package" means you have to get no less than 8 or 9 tickets for each of these games. It seems like you take a bath as a rule on Miami tickets in the secondary market.


June 8th, 2013 at 8:36 AM ^

Clearly they've had less to root for over the past decade and have almost unlimited other outdoor distractions during the fall, but I lived in Miami in the early '90s and can tell you that when the school was playing games at the Orange Bowl 2 miles from downtown the place literally shook like a strong earthquake all game long. 

In my mind the lack of attendance has more to do with "home" games being played at Joe Robbie/Fruit of the Loom/Landshark/Sun Life stadium 20 miles further north than anything else. How many UM students would be regularly attending home games if they were played at the Silverdome or Ford Field?


June 8th, 2013 at 9:18 AM ^

Well the worst part of Miami is that damn's as another poster said 20 miles from the campus the bus most students in for free. When the OB was torn down for that hideous baseball stadium really torked off fans. I've been to many a Canes game and when they seal off the upper bowl it just looks horrible. The last time the stadium was full is when they played trust me when I say those ticket prices won't bring in anymore people. Now the BEST part of stadium....concessions!! It's a pro stadium so I can go get massive mixed drinks and shots.....for premium prices of course lol! But really they have shot bars and any kind of liquor you after tailgating in sun and 80 every game you can finish off with continued drinking in the stadium lol!'


June 8th, 2013 at 9:45 AM ^

This reminds me of that ESPN 30/30 film about Miami Football when they would almost give away tickets with any local purchase of merchandise they were so desperate.  Sad to see that they are in that state again.


June 8th, 2013 at 12:41 PM ^

Everyone down here save a few thousand true Floridans are from either the Northeast, Ohio or Latin America. We all cheer for other teams unless we went to the U.

Pro Sports wise there are more Steeler fans down here than Dolphins and college there is probably more Buckeyes than Hurricane fans and that is the hell I live in... UF does pretty well with fans in Palm Beach and the Treasure Coast.