THE MOST SOUGHT-AFTER football ticket in the region this fall will not involve the Eagles. Instead, it's Notre Dame's trip to Penn State on Sept. 8, which as of yesterday was listed No. 2 on ticketcity.com's list of college football's hottest tickets for the 2007 season. The listed average asking price for a ticket is $883. While that figure differs some across the secondary market, the consensus is similar: You're going to be bowled over by the cost of seeing this one live.
"This is a rivalry that just got renewed after many, many years," Sean Pate, a PR director for StubHub, said yesterday, "so when you're talking about an intersectional matchup like that with two of the most storied programs in the country, you're always going to have quite a bit of demand."