Popular ticket site StubHub has pulled all of its tickets to Monday's BCS National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. According to CNBC, a big seller who had already sold tickets on the site told the company that he wouldn't have enough tickets to satisfy the amount he posted for sale. Because StubHub guarantees every purchase - and has done so since its founding more than a decade ago - the company was concerned that some customers who bought tickets wouldn't receive them.
"We have purchased as many tickets as are available to help fill customers' orders, however we are still short of tickets due to the incredibly high demand for this game," StubHub spokeswoman Joellen Ferrer told sports business reporter Darren Rovell. On Thursday, she added, the site began offering more than double the purchase price for anyone who bought their tickets on StubHub originally, has them in hand or was supposed to pick them up at the stadium, and is willing to sell.
Despite yanking its remaining inventory for Monday's clash between Oregon and Auburn, the game has become the top-selling event in StubHub history, according to Rovell, with the average price for a ticket right around $1,000.