How To Get To BCS Championship Game
Gators Chase Championship, Fan Chasing Tickets
December 8, 2008
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- In exactly one month, the Gators will take to the field to play in the biggest game of the season: the BCS Championship in Miami.
As soon as the game versus Alabama ended on Saturday, Gators fans across the state and across the country began making plans for the trip to the big game.
While planning will be the easiest part, the hard part will definitely be getting tickets to the game
Channel 4's Jason Law wants to make sure everyone interested has the information needed to get in the stands to see Florida take on Oklahoma on Jan. 8.
Those who don't yet have their hands on tickets yet need to get moving.
At face value, a ticket will cost $175, but now, fans would be lucky to find one for less than a $1,000.
The best chances for non-season ticket holders are secondary sellers on Web sites like StubHub.com or TicketCity.com.
University of Florida students have it a little easier because they can win their way to Miami by entering a sweepstakes that began this week.
Someone who already has a ticket or who plans to take a chance and try to buy one outside the stadium on game day may consider seeking out the help of a travel agent as the next step.
"It's been busy. It's been very busy," said MTS travel agent Debra Gaskin.
She said she offers travel packages to sports fans coming to Jacksonville, and she said going through an agent is a fan's best bet when following their team.
"I do because we have good suppliers and we have good packages and good hotels. You can get into better places and stuff," Gaskin said.
Working with a travel agent will also cost about $800-$1,000.