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Iron Bowl tickets not selling out

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TUSCALOOSA, AL - The countdown to this year's Iron Bowl is underway and fans are shopping for tickets. The Iron Bowl will be played at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn.  Alabama leads the series with 42 wins, 34 losses, and one tie.   

Crimson and white versus orange and blue, both teams will suit up in a week and a half for the 78th Iron Bowl. But to watch the game inside Jordan-Hare may cost you.

“Somewhere between $350 and $400 is what you're going to have to pay to get in,” Tuscaloosa ticket broker Candice Carden said.

Some fans, like Harry Hopper, thought the price would be higher.

“Actually that, uh, seems like it would be more than that. That's the usual thing you know?” Hopper said.

Carden said she isn't seeing tickets fly off the shelves, but the price may drop closer to the game.

“Definitely a demand for maybe the sellers, a lot of people are selling. But as much as I would have thought a demand for people wanted to buy the tickets,” she said.

After Auburn's most recent win, Carden said ticket prices jumped about $100. The broker said many Alabama fans purchased a four game ticket package from Auburn earlier in the year, which includes the Iron Bowl ticket.

Carden said she thinks tickets will start selling out by the beginning of next week because she said shipping options will be limited later in the week.

Alabama fan Ryan Sullivan has season tickets to Bama home games, but he says the price of a ticket to the Iron Bowl is stopping him from making the trek across the state.

“I'm going to be watching it at home on TV probably at a Crimson Tide/Auburn party or something like that," he said.

Since the winner of the Iron Bowl will be playing in the SEC Championship some brokers think fans may be saving their money for a ticket to Atlanta.

Brokers are cautioning fans who are waiting to buy Iron Bowl tickets outside the gates. They believe the Iron Bowl is a hot ticket and that could lead to many attempting to sell fake tickets.

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