Average UM-OSU ticket on secondary market is $310

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News
De'Veon Smith and the Wolverines play their first home game on Sept. 12 against Oregon.

Michigan football currently has the nation's most active secondary ticket market for the upcoming season, according to data from SeatGeek.

This news comes a day after Michigan announced it has sold 89,795 combined season tickets for this fall's seven-game home schedule. That's the most sold since 2012 and includes 17,899 student season tickets, an increase from 11,597 sold last year.

The Michigan State and Ohio State games are sold out, and there are scattered single tickets remaining for Oregon State, Rutgers and Northwestern, but there is greater availability for Michigan's other home games against UNLV and BYU.

Because Michigan's season ticket sales increased, so, apparently, have secondary market sales. SeatGeek, the world's largest ticket search engine, indicates an estimated $1.7 million already has been spent on the secondary market for Michigan home games this year.

A year ago at this time, an estimated $1.1 million had been spent for Michigan home games on the secondary market. That ranked fourth behind LSU, Notre Dame and Alabama.

Tickets currently are reselling for an average $310 for the final regular-season game against Ohio State on Nov. 28, according to SeatGeek content analyst Chris Leyden. And for the Michigan State game, the average resale price is $226.

The cheapest game on the schedule at the moment is against Rutgers on Nov. 7. The average resale is $68.

According to SeatGeek, 26 percent of the fans searching for Michigan tickets on the secondary market are from Michigan and the next most, 14 percent, live in Ohio.

Just behind Michigan in secondary ticket market activity are Notre Dame and Alabama. There has been an estimated $1.4 million spent for Notre Dame tickets and $1 million for Alabama.

Market rate

This chart lists the current lowest price and the average price of a ticket at each of Michigan's home games this season on the secondary market, according to SeatGeek.

Oregon State -- $82 lowest, $115 average

UNLV -- $42 lowest, $72 average

BYU -- $68 lowest, $106 average

Northwestern -- $68 lowest, $103 average

Michigan State -- $167 lowest, $226 average

Rutgers -- $35 lowest, $68 average

Ohio State -- $180 lowest, $310 average