Those looking to snag one the few remaining tickets for Saturday’s matchup between wrestling behemoths Penn State and Ohio State should expect to drop a good amount of money.
The demand for tickets at the 6,500-seat Rec Hall has driven ticket prices — which typically go for $18 — into the hundreds.
By comparison, one can purchase a ticket to Friday evening’s Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins NHL game in Pittsburgh for $60, $25 less than the cheapest Penn State vs. Ohio State ticket.
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For those unable to get their hands on a coveted ticket, the Big Ten Network will air the match live starting at 8 p.m. Champs Sports Grill, located just 1.6 miles from Rec Hall, will be showing the match “quite possibly on all TVs with sound,” according to restaurant staff. Although reservations are not required, they are encouraged as space is filling up fast.
Other local establishments airing the match include Robin Hood Brewing Co. in Bellefonte, and Home D Pizzeria, Lettermans Sports Grill, Primanti Bros. and Champs Downtown in State College.
And, as always, anyone can listen to Jeff Byers’ play by play online at gopsusports.com or on air in the State College area on WRSC 1390, starting at 7:40 p.m.