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Penn State Wrestling’s Ohio State Dual Ticket Prices Surge On The Secondary Market

For Penn State wrestling, a sold out Rec Hall is nothing new. Nittany Lion fans have sold out 39-straight home duals, a few of which have even been in the 15,261-seat Bryce Jordan Center, heading into Saturday night’s clash against top-ranked Ohio State.

It’s no surprise this weekend’s matchup between No. 1 and No. 2 has long been sold out. As one of Penn State’s most anticipated duals, possibly ever, ticket prices on the secondary market for a seat in Rec Hall are through the roof.

As of Thursday night on StubHub, the cheapest ticket available was going for $79.50 at the very top corner of the building. Most tickets were available for $100-200, but the highest cost for a ticket was $498 for a seat on the back wall of the lower ring.

Vivid Seats and Seat Geek featured similar prices — ranging from $94 to $481, but mostly hovering at a little more than $100.

If you’re a student hoping to check out the dual, there’s a limited number of tickets free at the door with a Penn State Student ID. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 8 p.m. clash.

Obviously for a dual of this magnitude, holding it in a venue that seats less than half of the BJC, which will hold Penn State’s next matchup against No. 3 Iowa, isn’t ideal. Penn State men’s basketball has a home game at 6 p.m. on Saturday, throwing out the possibility of hosting the annual BJC wrestling dual this weekend.

That logic hasn’t stopped Ohio State head coach Tom Ryan from insisting the Nittany Lions scheduled the match in friendlier, more familiar confines.

“It’s hard for me to not surmise [this decision] was calculated,” Ryan told The News-Herald. “Take a step back, and use common sense. In my humble opinion, common sense wasn’t used. We could have had 15,000 fans for what could be the great college wrestling dual of all time. I believe competitive advantage was the reason.”

Take it up with the Big Ten scheduling gods, Tom. But in all fairness to the Ohio State coach, Penn State hoops is probably pretty surprised as well that it didn’t get booted from its own building again.

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Steve Connelly

Steve Connelly is a junior majoring in PR and an editor for Onward State. He is a proud native of the state of New Jersey, and yes, he is literal trash. He is a soccer fan, nap enthusiast, and chicken tender connoisseur. He tried to be a photographer once, but the only good thing that came out of it is a name for his future sports bar, The Blurry Zamboni. You can follow him on Twitter @slc2o (feel free to slide), email him at [email protected], or come say hi to him in his office, the Irving's basement.



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