Alright, I know everyone's thinking about it, but nobody's posting. For those Bowl veterans out there, what is the scalping environment typically like? Am I the only one who thinks the cheapest ticket being $97 is a little ridiculous?
Scalping Tickets at (Sugar) Bowl Games
I went to the Sugar Bowl 2 years ago with Cincinnati vs Florida and I know people who scalped tickets and got some good seats down low not very expensive. I do not know how relative that is because of the Michigan fan base bringing so many people but the BCS games I have been to have had decent amount of empty seats making scalping easy.
Went to the Super Bowl in 1997 (Packers and Patriots, Desmond MVP). I was surprised to see scalpers selling their tix right outside the dome right in front of the cops. Perfectly legal to sell them above face value. A Pack fan offered to buy my two tix for $4500.00 and I was tempted, but didn't. Being legal to scalp right outside the stadium definitely helps to keep the price down.
Open containers, gambling, full-frontal nudity... What IS illegal in New Orleans? Or, what ISN'T legal in New Orleans?
On that note, do stadiums that typically allow alcohol (like for NFL) outlaw its sale for college events (bowls, neutral sites, etc)?
Nope, could buy beer at the gator bowl last year as long as you were of age. Although the student section was located in the 'family friendly' section which didn't allow alcohol or foul language :(
Is it possible that one could be a bit blasted and holding an open bottle of Jameson, fully nude while scalping tickets?
In all honesty, if you tried that on Bourbon no one would think twice. By the dome on the other hand...
I got tix for face value 1 hour prior to game, corner of endzone and about 40 rows up. Dude was just trying to get rid of them.
Don't risk it. I imagine you won't save more than 30 bucks apiece scalping. Not worth the anxiety.
You're probably right. I'm traveling with a group of at least two people, the last thing we want to be worrying about is finding scalped tickets nearby each other when the game is about to start.
You might get lucky, but if you're travelling for the game, it's a gamble. The Superdome only seats about 80k, and both teams have large, loyal fanbases. The timing of the game might bring down prices, but 100 bucks for a big bowl game isn't bad at all.
EDIT: Additionally, NOLA is a popular NYE spot, and I've already heard a lot of my M friends doing a NOLA NYE then heading to the game. I'd expect a lot of Hokies to do the same.
face value for Sugar Bowl is $120. so no, $97 is not absurd.
allotted for each school.
going to post this on every thread? ?? What,are you like 10 ??
97 to see Mich play in the Sugar Bowl? Bargain
I was offered free tickets at the rose bowl against Texas while walking in.
I was working in NOLA last year. With nothing better to do, a couple of us decided to go to watch Ohio play the Razorbacks. With almost no effort, we picked up nosebleed seat tics for $20 a piece. It was kind of nauseating to sit amongst so many Ohio fans as they took Arkansas apart. Who knew that I was just advance scouting for this year's game. Go Blue.
they will be tickets everywhere.
If you go, head down to whatever hotel M is staying at and catch some of the pep rallies and stuff. I went in 84 and had a ball.
Do not mess with the cops on horses down there. Ever.
I live in NOLA and can attest to this fact. You touch a horse... you will get punched by a cop. Been had seen it happen.
Bourbon Street Rules
1) Do not pee on the street
2) Do not fight in front of the cops
3) Do not touch the horses.