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Rutgers Football Tickets

It’s impossible to write the history of college football without mentioning the Rutgers Scarlet Knights. After all, the Rutgers were involved in the first-ever college football game. Unfortunately, cheap Rutgers football tickets have been easy to find for much of the program’s history, as the Scarlet Knights have frequently struggled on the field. However, a sudden emergence in the 2000s and a move to the Big Ten have made Rutgers football relevant again. Once again, last-minute Rutgers football tickets are appealing to football fans in New Jersey.

A Long and Winding Road

Technically, Rutgers is tied with Princeton as the oldest college football program in the country. However, the program has endured a long and winding road throughout that history. For stretches during the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, Rutgers had a proud and successful football program. However, after joining the Big East in 1991, the Scarlet Knights became a perennial basement dweller. Not until the 2000s was Greg Schiano able to turn things around. In 2005, Schiano led the Scarlet Knights to their first bowl appearance since 1978. Afterward, Rutgers continued to be a winning program and yearly bowl participant for the rest of Schiano’s tenure.

A Big Move

A major reshuffling of conference affiliations in college football ended with Rutgers joining the Big Ten in 2014. At the time, the Scarlet Knights were just two years removed from earning a four-way split of the Big East title, the program’s first conference title since 1961. But things soon turned south again for Rutgers, which struggled to keep up in a conference full of heavyweights. Just a few years into their tenure in the Big Ten, the Scarlet Knights were back to being the worst team in their conference. However, Rutgers received a glimmer of hope in 2020 when Schiano agreed to return to the Scarlet Knights with plans to rebuild the program, a task he successfully accomplished once before.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where Does Rutgers Football Play?

The Scarlet Knights play their home games at SHI Stadium, which opened in 1994 under the name Rutgers Stadium. The stadium is located next to the Raritan River in New Brunswick, New Jersey, a short drive away from the Rutgers main campus. When it first opened, capacity at the stadium was 41,500 fans, but following an expansion in 2009, SHI Stadium now holds over 52,000 fans.

When do Rutgers tickets go on sale?

Cheap Rutgers tickets to games played at SHI Stadium are available months in advance, as are Rutgers tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check Rutgers’s schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.

Is it better to buy Rutgers tickets in advance?

With Rutgers tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to Rutgers games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.

What’s the best way to buy cheap Rutgers tickets?

The best way to buy cheap Rutgers tickets is always going to be from a secure online platform that connects fans and resellers. These ticket marketplaces often have some of the cheapest ticket prices and are the easiest way to shop for Rutgers tickets. Can you buy Rutgers tickets at the stadium? Sure – but you’ll likely be paying a higher price than you need to!  

Why should I choose Gametime over other ticket marketplaces?

Ticket marketplaces are the best place to find sports tickets. And when it comes to cheap Rutgers tickets, Gametime is a no-brainer. Seats bought through us are affordable because we charge some of the lowest service fees anywhere. On top of that, we show you the view from the seats you’re shopping for thanks to our panoramic seat view photos. You’ll never have to buy seats blind with Gametime – you’ll know what your view at SHI Stadium will be before you buy those cheap Rutgers tickets. So the next time you’re in the market for cheap Rutgers tickets, turn to Gametime.

How much are Rutgers Football tickets?

Rutgers ticket prices will differ depending on a number of factors. Generally speaking, the average ticket price for Rutgers tickets is around $25 a ticket. But you can be looking at a few hundred dollars more, depending on the opponent, stage of play, and demand. 

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