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Aggies Challenging Crimson Tide at Gate

The Texas A&M Aggies are not only challenging the Alabama Crimson Tide for supremacy on the field, they are giving them a run for their money at the season ticket window.

So you are an Alabama Crimson Tide fan and you want to see an Alabama game live and in person at Bryant Denny Stadium this season?  In particular, you would like to see your beloved Crimson Tide play the Texas A&M Aggies this season, wouldn’t you?

If you don’t already have a season ticket, a good friend that has a spare, or a large bank account, you may want to forget it.  The Crimson Tide has 29,000 people on a waiting list for season tickets.

The Texas A&M Aggies, with Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel, are challenging the Crimson Tide for best in the nation when it comes to their season ticket waiting list.  The Aggies have a waiting list of 20,000 for when their new stadium is completed in 2014.

Other college football teams haven’t been so lucky when it comes to selling tickets.  The past two seasons ticket sales have declined in college football.  Prices keep going up and up and many people don’t want to pay big money to see their favorite team play a directional school.

In the upcoming season, five SEC schools have seen their ticket sales go south, including the Florida Gators.  Even in the Big Ten, four teams are down over 2,000 season tickets.

Sure, the economy is playing a big role in folks holding onto their money tighter.  But college football has a plethora of problems that have nothing related to how much money fans have in their pockets.  Have the fans had enough?