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SBD/January 4, 2013/Colleges
Bowl Game Attendance Dropping As Sugar Bowl Marks All-Time BCS Low
Published January 4, 2013
SUCCESS STORIES: BBVA Compass Bowl Exec Dir Mark Meadows said, "As a bowl game, I can tell you that our overall sales have far exceeded our previous best year, which was the 2010 game in which South Carolina and UConn played." More than 54,000 tickets for this year's Jan. 5 Ole Miss-Pittsburgh game already "have been purchased." Ole Miss "sold their initial allotment of 10,000 tickets in just a few days" (AL.com, 1/3). GoDaddy.com Bowl Marketing & Media Relations Dir Julie Jeter said of the 40,000 allotted tickets for the Jan. 6 Arkansas State-Kent State matchup, "We'll be sold out." In Akron, Carol Biliczky notes it is the "first time KSU has been to a bowl game in 40 years and only the third time" in program history. KSU AD Matt Geis said that the school "sold game tickets to 50 KSU students at $20 each, less than half of the general admission price" (AKRON BEACON JOURNAL, 1/4).