Florida Gators, Miami Hurricanes football game drawing huge interest, astronomical rise on tickets

Tickets selling for up to $700

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - The fan frenzy is on between the Florida Gators and the Miami Hurricanes.

Fans on the both sides of the ball scrambling to find tickets to Saturday's showdown at Sunlife Stadium.

The interest is all part of what might be the final face-off in this historic gridiron rivalry.

The two teams have not met in Miami in a decade.

On Saturday, the in-state collegiate foes will once again pound it out in South Florida.

"It's rare that we get to see them down here. It's usually us having to travel up to Gainesville.," said Eric Jourgensen who lives in The Acreage.

Jourgensen cannot find tickets for the showdown at Sunlife Stadium, not at least at the pieces he is willing to pay.

"The championship tickets (in 2008) were easier to find and not as expensive," said Jourgensen.

Tickets on websites like Stubhub.com ranged from $115-to-$700.

"They're astronomical. I can't make it," said Diane Donney a Miami Hurricanes fan who lives in West Boca.

Donney, a high school teacher, said she not only wanted to see her team but also a few of her former students.

"The Gators, the Noles, we got UM. Forget it. It's definitely something and now UM is getting into the picture," said Donney.

Rooting in person or at home, fans said it is all about bragging rights.

With no plans for teams to meet up again in the future, the winner's boasting could last a long time.

"With all the conferences changing, you never know if or when they'll play again," said Jourgensen.

The Miama-Florida game is set to kickoff at Sunlife Stadium in Miami Gardens at 12:00 p.m.

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