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Clemson football fans prepare for championship game, ticket prices on the rise

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Clemson Fans are getting ready to see the Tigers face off against the Crimson Tide in the 2016 College Football Playoff Championship, but that comes with a price. 

"It's one of those things where it's a once in a lifetime thing, so I'll put it on a credit card and figure out a way to pay it off a little later," says Clemson alum, David Whitley.

Whitley says the love for Clemson runs in the family, including his four-year-old daughter and six-year-old son, Ben.

"I thought that he loved Clemson because it wins a lot," says Ben.

He's right about the winning. The tigers are 14-0, but his family has stuck behind them through the team's ups and downs.

"We've had season tickets for a while, and we started before Dabo Swinney got there and endured a few losing seasons," says David.

Ben enjoys the games especially at the end.

"If we stay after we get to take pictures with the players," says Ben.

As a member of Clemson's athletic booster club, IPTAY, David secured his 2016 College Football Playoff Championship ticket.

"I'm going to meet about 19,000 Clemson friends," says David.

The good news is there's still time for you to get tickets but it's going to cost you. The cheapest tickets are going for $600,  but if you're looking for a better view expect to pay up to $7,500.

"I wanted to be able to go with my family but it's a little expensive," says David. "I want to thank my wife she's letting me go by myself."

Tickets prices keep going up, but some Clemson fans who've claimed their tickets say they might be selling them because of flight costs. For a round trip ticket from Charleston to Phoenix, it's going to be at least $700 dollars.

"Clemson wins almost every round," says Ben.

If the tigers bring home the national title like they did in 1981, it'll be the second time in school history. Also, if Clemson wins against Alabama at the Championship game next Monday, it will be the first time that has happened in 110 years.

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