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Florida, Louisville Have Trouble Selling Sugar Bowl Ticket Allotments

Florida faces Louisville tonight in the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome and tickets are "still available and reasonably priced." UF sold only 7,000 tickets for the game, less than half of its 17,500 ticket allotment. The school could "face having to eat $1.5 million or more from the shortfall." UL sold more than 14,500 tickets of its allotment (NOLA.com, 1/1).

The official announced attendance for the Florida State-Northern Illinois Discover Orange Bowl was 72,073 at 78,000-seat Sun Life Stadium. But there were “probably no more than 50,000 to 55,000 at the game” (SUNTIMES.com, 1/1). Meanwhile, the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl had its lowest attendance since ’00, while the Hyundai Sun Bowl had its lowest crowd since ’01 (THE DAILY).

BOWL MATCHUP
'12-13
PREV.
% +/-
Rose Bowl Stanford-Wisconsin
93,359
91,245
2.3%
Discover Orange FSU-Northern Illinois
72,074
67,563
6.7%
Chick-fil-A Clemson-LSU
68,027
72,919
-6.7%
Capital One Georgia-Nebraska
59,712
61,351
-2.7%
Franklin American Mortgage
Music City
Vanderbilt-NC State
55,801
55,208
1.1%
Outback South Carolina-Michigan
54,527
49,429
10.3%
AutoZone Liberty Tulsa-Iowa State
53,687
57,103
-6.0%
TaxSlayer.com Gator Northwestern-Mississippi State
48,612
61,312
-20.7%
Heart of Dallas Oklahoma State-Purdue
48,313
46,817
3.2%
Hyundai Sun Georgia Tech-USC
47,922
48,123
-0.4%

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