The Top 25 Hottest Tickets Bowl Game Tickets Post-Bowl Game Announcements
With Ohio State and LSU Competing, the BCS Championship Could Be the Biggest Ticket Ever and Demand for the Capital One Bowl, Cotton Bowl & Music City Bowl Remains Strong
AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - December 3, 2007) - What a difference a weekend makes. Friday the projected BCS Championship Game was a match-up of Missouri and West Virginia. However, upsets over the weekend have paved the way for a possible historic match-up, in terms of ticket demand, between Ohio State and LSU.
"It's hard to imagine a bigger match-up in a National Championship Game," says Randy Cohen, CEO of TicketCity. "Both Ohio State and LSU have extremely large fan bases that will travel and this is practically a home game for LSU. This will be hottest ticket ever for a BCS Championship Game."
The average price on the BCS Championship Game shot up 25% over the weekend, to almost $1700 per ticket (from $1348 on Friday). The current price exceeds the average prices on last year's Championship Game between Florida and Ohio State, which was just over $1000 per ticket. It is also almost double the $825 per ticket average of the Rose Bowl clash between Texas and USC.
"It's the perfect storm in terms of demand for a college football game," comments Rafael Rivas, Vice President of Sales at TicketCity. "Lots of fans, a fun host city and a National Title on the line."
Other hot tickets include the Capital One Bowl, where prices jumped up 50% when Florida and Michigan were announced. The Cotton Bowl and Music City Bowl are also in high demand.
Rivas says, "It's a great match-up in the Capital One between two traditional college powers. The Cotton Bowl will stay strong because Arkansas fans are right up the road from Dallas, and they are coming off that big win (over LSU). Nashville (Music City Bowl) is a great location for Kentucky fans to get to and we've already received a ton of calls from Wildcats fans."
"We've had triple our normal call volume since the bowl announcements," adds Zach Anderson, Vice President of Marketing. "The traffic to our web site was maxed out last night for almost two hours while we processed over 20,000 visitors each hour."
The prices attached from TicketCity compare the average cost of tickets from Friday 11/30/07 versus Monday 12/3/07 for the Top 25 Hottest Bowl Game Tickets. Prices are based on average ticket prices on the secondary market which is comprised of over 800 ticket brokers, and all fans selling tickets throughout the country.
TicketCity sells tickets for all sports, concerts and theatre shows. TicketCity specializes in tickets for all college sports and championship events such as the Super Bowl, Kentucky Derby and Masters. Founded in 1990, TicketCity is a trusted source for secondary market tickets to events around the world. TicketCity partners include Rivals.com, SportsWar.com, CollegeFootballNews.com and TMP Directional Marketing. In 2007, TicketCity was named to Inc Magazine's prestigious Inc 5000 list.
Liz Link, Communications Coordinator
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