After a wild weekend full of big games (which continue tonight with No. 4 Florida State playing No. 11 Mississippi), this upcoming weekend looks slight by comparison.
Unless you’re a Penn State or Pitt fan.
The two longtime rivals meet for the first time since 2000 when they play at noon Saturday at Heinz Field in one of the week’s most anticipated games. Because it’s the first game of the series in 16 years, the game was always going to be a hot ticket — and the numbers prove that.
Standing room only tickets on StubHub.com are going for at least $120.00 each, while seats are going for at least $169.99 each – and those are in the upper level, too.
There’s still a way for Penn State students to purchase tickets, however.
According to the Penn State athletic website, students can come on a first-come, first-serve basis starting Tuesday. Beginning at 7 a.m., students (with a Penn State ID) can go to Gate B of the Bryce Jordan Center to get a $95 ticket. Only cash is accepted.
The Nittany Lions lead the series 50-42-4 all-time, but the Panthers opened as a 4.5-point favorite on Sunday.