Based on ticket sales so far from the schools, fans of the red and black should outnumber fans of the “Big Red” at the Capital One Bowl.
Georgia has sold approximately 10,000 tickets for the Jan. 1 game in Orlando, according to ticket manager Tim Cearley. The school’s allotment is 12,500.
Nebraska fans have purchased about 4,000 tickets, according to Cornhuskers athletic director Tom Osborne.
“Not overwhelming,” Osborne said today. “That’s always the problem when you lose that championship game. Our fans were hoping to go to the Rose Bowl, and I’m sure Georgia’s fans were hoping to go to the national championship game. It kind of puts somewhat of a pall on the bowl game. We’ll still have quite a few fans down there, but our ticket sales aren’t probably what they would be.”
Georgia sold about 9,500 tickets for $87 each and another 500 “prime sideline” tickets went for $92. Team allotment ticket prices were set by the bowl, according to Cearley.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster starting at $35 and going up to $253.
Osborne said when he looked around at last year’s Capital One Bowl against South Carolina, Nebraska may have had close to 20,000 fans on hand, more than double the number of tickets the school sold. Attendance was announced at 61,351.
“The problem is so many people buy tickets now from the secondary market,” Osborne said. “People sometimes feel like you get better location and cheaper prices buying over the Internet. It’s really difficult anymore to assess how many fans you’re really going to have in that stadium.”
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