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Discover Orange Bowl ticket sales slower than expected


  by - Senior Writer - Tuesday, December 13, 2011 5:38 PM
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CLEMSON – Ticket sales for the Discover Orange Bowl are going slower than many expected, according to Clemson ticket manager Travis Furbee.

Clemson has sold just shy of 8,000 of its 17,500 allotment as of Tuesday morning, and that includes the various groups such as the band, player guests and support staff. West Virginia said that it had sold just 5,700 as of earlier this week.

Furbee said the fact that the bowl game is being played mid-week – already three days after the New Year holiday, has probably hurt sales. People take time off for Christmas and New Year, and then many can't find the time to take the extra week that attending the Orange Bowl would entail, assuming that the Thursday after the bowl game would be a travel day.


In the past, the Orange Bowl was played on New Year’s Day – as were the Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl and later the Fiesta Bowl – but recent BCS tie-ins have caused the networks to spread the bowl season into almost a month of games.

This year, the first bowl is actually this week, with three lower-tier bowls kicking off this Saturday. The Fiesta Bowl and Rose Bowl will each play on January 2nd – along with the TicketCity Bowl, the Capital One Bowl and the Gator Bowl. The Sugar Bowl will be played on Tuesday, January 3rd, followed by the Clemson and West Virginia matchup in Miami on Wednesday, January 4th.

The Cotton Bowl plays two days later, and two relatively meaningless games [The GoDaddy.com Bowl and the BBVA Compass Bowl] will be played on that Saturday and Sunday, and then there is the rematch between LSU and Alabama finally kicking off on January 9th.




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Front Page Story: Discover Orange Bowl ticket sales slower than expected
Crump®
Pretty obvious we don't have this problem if this game is
Tiger Woods
Exactly. Heck, I'd probably be able to bring people other
soccerkrzy®
Yep, I have work/school.***
tigerdrummer®
CU & WVA have dedicated traveling fan bases. If these two
daj mi pivo
There's no incentive for the "bowl bubbas" to change the
AllTimeClemson
If the game were New Years Day, I'd definitely be going
soccerkrzy®
How many of those 17,500 are in the endzones of the upper
CM Shack
Bingo.
Fluxus
Ding ding ding!
mpercy®
Ya think somebody should have considered Wed a bad idea
mctiggrr
Wish I could go, bad scheduling
sgraupn
I would love to go...
TigerLight
Re: I would love to go...
deroberts®
Re: I would love to go...
footballmanager
Every school and conference sold their souls to the TV $.***
CUTIGR69®
AMEN...
gholliday®
Clemson and WV selling above market at face value and...
NativeTigerFan®
Re: Clemson and WV selling above market at face value and...
clemzn1981
We got 4 lower arena around the 20 for $175 from SH
mpercy®
I went through StubHub :)
mediqtiger®
BCS bowls sold out to TV
gat1ger
I'm going, but my family isn't
Tygrr86
And this is precisely why there are too many bowl games...
hartins®
Re: And this is precisely why there are too many bowl games...
deroberts®
Agree... way too many bowl games!***
WS Tiger®
Supply and Demand...Supply loyal fans with crappy seats and
CM Shack
And that is why I bought my tix straight from the OB.
Lakedude
Good for you! I've sat in my last upper-deck endzone seat...
CM Shack
Re: Good for you! I've sat in my last upper-deck endzone seat...
clemtiger14®
Sad but true...IPTAY= No Love...***
CM Shack
Re: Sad but true...IPTAY= No Love...***
shellac23
Good for you! If you need "convenience", you can stop at a
CM Shack
Re: Good for you! I've sat in my last upper-deck endzone seat...
allorangeallthetime52®
My Great-Grandfather was a founding member of IPTAY and I
CM Shack
I at least like a mint in my pillow................. ........***
Lakedude
That's a factor for a lot of people...I'm not sure of the...
hartins®
Re: That's a factor for a lot of people...I'm not sure of the...
kgregt
Re: That's a factor for a lot of people...I'm not sure of the...
TigerK729®
Re: Supply and Demand...Supply loyal fans with crappy seats and
ruatiger®
Does anyone know where Clemson's seats are located?
QiqJoe
Upper deck from corner to corner of endzone...Just like
CM Shack
Re: Upper deck from corner to corner of endzone..NOT SO FAST
jmgard58
Wish I was a real fan.
Jean Jacques Rousseau
Friend, you've earned your Paw (or paid for it,) but...
hartins®
Re: Wish I was a real fan.
cutfan
Re: Wish I was a real fan.
allorangeallthetime52®
Precisely, expensive season with ACCCG and season tix but
greatertater®
Though the date is terrible less than 8k sold is worse 2 day
textiger®
Re: Guess people have finally figured out to get better
deleted
We gotta pay Tommy off somehow...***
CM Shack
Yatzee!***
Lakedude
Re: Front Page Story: Discover Orange Bowl ticket sales slower than expected
badb
Re: Front Page Story: Discover Orange Bowl ticket sales slower than expected
deroberts®
Bad timing and uncertainty of IPTAY tickets........
CU TLGTN®
Sad thing is that there is NO uncertainty on the IPTAY tix..
CM Shack
Re: Sad thing is that there is NO uncertainty on the IPTAY tix..
jmgard58
Sadly...Yes it is...***
CM Shack
Re: Sadly...Yes it is...
jmgard58
30+ years experience...***
CM Shack
Re: 30+ years experience...u should have looked
jmgard58
Re: Bad timing and uncertainty of IPTAY tickets........
allorangeallthetime52®
I am going but......
Harley®
Re: I am going but......
ruatiger®
What he said!
mpercy®
Re: Front Page Story: Discover Orange Bowl ticket sales slower than expected
thetigerdaddy®
Could it be b/c Dabo alienated half the fan base w/ his BS??***
deleted
Re: Could it be b/c Dabo alienated half the fan base w/ his BS??***
deroberts®
Re: Could it be b/c Dabo alienated half the fan base w/ his BS??***
allorangeallthetime52®
His conference winning BS?***
CM Shack
Re: Could it be b/c Dabo alienated half the fan base w/ his BS??***
brad12
all I can say to you is...
cutiger250®
Re: all I can say to you is...
allorangeallthetime52®
To quote the movie Forrest Gump (Bubba's mom)
RockyMountainHigh
Nope. This one is on Iptay.***
Lakedude
lol...no.***
MDT1GER
This is the crap I was whining about last night.
TigerEric35®
Orange Bowls is a meaningless bowls just like every other
gmcalis
Honk if your biggest bowl win is the Steakhouse Bowl***
Kramerica
More incentives for PLAYOFFS!***
Tiger Woods
Re: More incentives for PLAYOFFS!***
clemtiger14®
Read this article. Don't blame IPTAY. Blame BCS contract.
Razzmatazz
Re: Read this article. Don't blame IPTAY. Blame BCS contract.
footballmanager
Yep. Would be fairer to force ESPN to sell ticket allotment***
Razzmatazz
After the way the ticket office and ACC handled the ACC-CG
NavyTiger8810®

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