Discover Orange Bowl ticket sales slower than expected


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