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Stanford Fans Eat Up Rose Bowl Tickets After Poor Showing At Pac-12 Championship
Published December 7, 2012
SELLING FAST: In Oklahoma City, Jason Kersey notes Oklahoma's "entire, 13,000-plus ticket allotment was sold out 16 hours after announcing its matchup with No. 9 Texas A&M in the Cotton Bowl." OU's athletic department the next day announced it "would make $50 'Standing Room Only' (SRO) tickets available to season-ticket holders." Oklahomatickets.com Owner Scooter Proctor on Thursday said that his "SRO tickets are going for $192 and tickets with a seat are in the $320 range." Proctor said that some of the Cowboys Stadium suites "are going from $25,000 to $45,000" (OKLAHOMAN, 12/7). Charlotte Collegiate Football Exec Dir Will Webb said that he is "optimistic" that the Belk Bowl can "meet or exceed the game's 10-year average attendance of 60,000 fans." Webb said, "We’re at 46 to 48,000 now, and we have seen continued buying by Duke fans. It hasn’t dropped off. The Cincinnati people are telling us they’re confident they will sell their 12,500 tickets" (CHARLOTTE OBSERVER, 12/7). Valero Alamo Bowl officials "reported a strong first day of ticket sales Monday after Texas and Oregon State were announced for the Dec. 29 game at the Alamodome" (SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS, 12/4).
ORANGE YOU EXCITED? In West Palm Beach, Tom D'Angelo noted Northern Illinois already has "sold out two charters planes to South Florida and is working on a third" for the matchup with Florida State in the Discover Orange Bowl. The university announced that it is "giving away tickets to its students." Each school must "purchase an allotment of 17,500 tickets" and NIU expects it "will have enough to cover fans who want to purchase tickets and the students who request a free ticket." NIU’s enrollment is "just more than 25,000" (PALM BEACH POST, 12/6). In Jacksonville, Garry Smits reported FSU is "selling half-off tickets" for the game to team boosters, season-ticket holders and students. The prices range from "$75 for the upper bowl of Sun Life Stadium to $250 [for] the top-end club seats" (JACKSONVILLE.com, 12/5).