Tickets For Texas A&M Game Come At High Price

FAYETTEVILLE — For those fans hoping to watch Arkansas play in the Dallas Cowboys' new $1 billion stadium in October, getting a ticket won't be cheap.

Tickets for Arkansas' Oct. 3 game against Texas A&M in Arlington, Texas — which is being dubbed the Southwest Classic — have gone on sale to the general public.

Arkansas has been given an allotment of approximately 34,500 tickets for the game, and the school announced Wednesday that the cost of a ticket ranges from $50 for a university student to $300 for club seats.

For $85, an upper level corner seat is the cheapest ticket available to a fan who isn't an Arkansas student. Corner and upper level midfield tickets are being sold for $125 a piece.

"We are inviting Razorback fans everywhere to join us for the renewal of this football rivalry this October," Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long said Wednesday in the statement released through the university.

"Throughout this process, we worked with Texas A&M and the Dallas Cowboys to establish a range of ticket prices that are comparable to other neutral site college football games and are favorable to other entertainment options in the area."

The Southwest Classic will mark the first time that the Razorbacks and Aggies have played each other since they were both a part of the now-defunct Southwest Conference in 1991.

Long announced last March that Arkansas had finalized a 10-year deal to play Texas A&M in the Cowboys' new stadium, with each school expected to net $4 to $5 million a year from the game. The contract runs through 2018, but the two schools have the option of extending the series beyond that.

Club seats are the most expensive tickets available for this year's game at $300 apiece, with $175 of that cost going as a donation to the Razorback Foundation. This donation applies even to those foundation members who already contribute to Arkansas' athletic department.

Arkansas students, meanwhile, will be required to spend significantly more for a ticket to the Texas A&M game than they've been asked to pay to attend a home game in Fayetteville or Little Rock.

Last year, a student ticket to a game in Reynolds Razorback Stadium or War Memorial Stadium was $1. Arkansas students can purchase tickets to the Southwest Classic for $50 with a valid student ID card.

Southwest Classic

When: Oct. 3

Where: Dallas Cowboys' stadium, Arlington, Texas

Ticket Prices:

Club Seats $300

Corner and Upper Level Midfield $125

Upper Level Corner $85

Arkansas Student Tickets $50

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