TAMPA, Fla. — Iowa appears to be dominating Louisiana State in ticket sales for the Jan. 1 Outback Bowl, at least in terms of the allotments given to both schools.
Iowa director of ticket operations Pam Finke said the university had sold around 10,900 tickets as of Friday morning, just 600 short of selling out its allotment of 11,500.
Meanwhile, LSU has sold only about half of its allotment of 12,000 tickets.
A spokesman at the LSU ticket office said Friday morning that the school had sold roughly 6,000 tickets — about the same figure when it was last reported Dec. 17, suggesting that Tigers’ fans appetite for the game may already have peaked.
Those number, however, don’t necessarily mean there won’t be tens of thousands of purple-and-gold LSU-clad fans in the New Year’s Day game.
Fans are also getting seats via Ticketmaster.com and through the Outback Bowl website. Face value for the seats is $86 and up, but they are going for less on the secondary market. At Stubhub.com as of Friday morning, seats were listed for $70 or less in some cases.
Mike Schulze, the Outback Bowl’s director of communications, recently said overall ticket sales were nearing 50,000. Raymond James Stadium’s seating capacity is 65,857.
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