How Much Does It Cost To Watch Top 25 Division I Volleyball?

  0 Braden Keith | August 18th, 2017 | ACC, Big 12, Big Ten, College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, Industry, News, Pac 12, SEC, WCC

How much does it cost to watch top-25, NCAA Women’s Division I Volleyball?

That depends on who you want to see.

If you’re in the ACC, there’s a good chance the tickets will be free. That’s the case for the conference’s two top-25 programs, Florida State and UNC. We spot-checked the rest of the teams prices, and some (Clemson, for example) are also free, while others (like Virginia) cost money, but are still relatively cheap.

If you want to see Nebraska, though, it could cost you. Among all top 25 teams (and our guess is all teams, period), Nebraska’s tickets were the most expensive. Single game tickets are available for as cheap as $16, and those are in the rafters of the Devaney Center, which regularly sells out for the Nebraskans.

Nebraska also sells suites (prices for which they don’t list on their website), which are sold out already for the 2017 season, but otherwise, the best seats in the house will run you over $2,200 for the entire season – a $2,000 donation, plus $15 per seat, per game. That premium ticket price is around $1800 more expensive than anybody else in the nation, and costs more than the best seats for the rest of the top 15 teams in the country combined. That’s especially scary given that Nebraska is the annual leader in attendance – including 8,210 fans per game last season (which is 103.83% of the Devaney Center’s listed capacity). Nebraska volleyball is a profitable program, and these massive ticket revenues are a big reason why.

Below is a table of ticket prices for the top 25 women’s teams in the country, according to the VolleyMob pre-season poll. This isn’t a perfect apples-to-apples comparison, but gives a sense of what schools around the country are charging. In some cases, tickets are free, or only general admission are available.

In other cases, with defending Big 12 Champions Kansas being notable, tickets have sold out via the season ticket packages, meaning that single game tickets are only available via resale market places. JKansas plays in the 1,300 seat Horejsi Family Athletics Center, so their games tend to sell out more quickly than most of the top 25.

Notes and Caveats:

  • Public tickets (no student, teacher, youth discounts)
  • General Admission are cheapest-listed tickets, even though some schools only sell reserved seats
  • When there are more than 2 price levels, VIP tickets are the most expensive (excluding suites)
  • Standing Room Only tickets weren’t included (Nebraska)
  • Some schools had different prices for advanced-purchase online tickets than tickets purchased at the door. We used advanced-purchase prices (Penn State).
  • No group/youth/senior discounts
  • Some teams only sell reserved tickets as season tickets.
  • For entertainment and informational purchases only – if you want to buy tickets, visit your favorite school’s website, because it’s complicated for some.

Ticket Prices for VolleyMob Pre-Season Top 25 Programs

General Admission (or cheapest reserved) Season Ticket Price General Admission (or cheapest reserved) Single Game Price VIP Season Tickets VIP Ticket Price
1 Texas $90 $10 $135 $15
2 Stanford $110 $10 $308 $20
3 Washington $175 $10 $175 $15
4 Minnesota $100 $12 $100 $12
5 Nebraska $290 $16 $2,240 $20
6 Penn St. $84 $9 $84 $9
7 Kansas $120 Sold Out $120 Sold Out
8 Wisconsin $50 $5 $65 $7
9 Florida $35 $4 $150 $6
10 North Carolina $0 $0 $0 $0
11 Creighton $135 $8 $225 $15
13 BYU $50 $5 $450 $35
14 Kentucky $35 $5 $50 $6
15 Oregon $60 $6.50 $250 $11
16 Michigan $50 $6 NA $8
17 Florida State $0 $0 $0 $0
18 Missouri $40 $8 NA NA
19 Michigan State NA $5 NA NA
20 Hawaii $135 $15 $315 $23
21 Utah $25 $6 $75 $10
22 Ohio State NA $8 NA NA
23 San Diego $50 $5 NA NA
24 Arizona $55 $8 $60 $10
25 Purdue $96 $8 $128 $15
Total (Per Game) $1,785 $178 $4,930 $237
Average (Per Game) $81.14 $7.40 $259.47 $12.47

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Braden Keith

Braden Keith is the Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of Braden's first foray into sports journalism came in 2010, when he launched a swimming website called The Swimmers' Circle. Two years later, he joined as a co-founder. Long huge fans of volleyball, when Braden and the SwimSwam partners sought an opportunity to …

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