Peach Bowl Tickets Sold

Submitted by flinttc on December 16th, 2018 at 5:52 PM

Any idea how many tickets Michigan was alotted and how many have sold for Atlanta?  Thank you.

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Leaders And Best

December 16th, 2018 at 6:08 PM ^

Are you asking because you have a random interest or contemplating buying tickets and are not sure where you will be seated?

The Michigan athletics website shows the sections Michigan was allotted. And if you call the Ticket Office, they will tell where they will seat you now as they have the tickets in hand.  And if you are just curious, then you will have to call them and make an estimate based on what they offer you (any seat worse is most likely unsold) because I don't think anyone is going to release that information publicly unless it is sold out. And even if it is not sold out, they may still call it one with tickets still in hand.

Leaders And Best

December 16th, 2018 at 7:09 PM ^

Seriously. The UF-UCF matchup was delivered to them on a silver platter. Florida officials deny having anything to do with it not happening, but I still don't buy it. Tickets still may not have sold well for that game with both schools so far from Phoenix, but it would have made great TV.

But there wasn't much the committee could do with the other matchups as the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl teams were both locked in. The only real choice they had was which SEC team they sent to Fiesta and Peach. Two SEC teams couldn't meet in a bowl game so Michigan-UCF was never happening. I think Michigan was locked for the Peach Bowl as they had UCF last year, and although they will never admit it, the other 4 New Year's Six Bowls without conference affiliation don't want to host the Group of 5 team, and there was no way the Peach Bowl was getting stuck with UCF two years in a row.

Leaders And Best

December 16th, 2018 at 6:42 PM ^

Yup. Going to make it harder to sell the allotment with the amount of tickets that will be on Stubhub and other resale sites. I am assuming a large chunk of the people taking advantage of the guarantee for tickets for next year's Peach Bowl CFP semis are ticket resellers. You can already buy tickets for more than $50 under face, and that price is going to drop considering how many tickets are for sale now.

Leaders And Best

December 16th, 2018 at 6:48 PM ^

Not sure if you can really compare to some other schools if that is what you are doing. Ohio State won the B1G championship, Urban Meyer's final game, and haven't been to the Rose Bowl in almost 10 years. OSU has only been to 2 Rose Bowls in the last 30 years which I found pretty unbelievable when I heard it. Of course that is going to sell out. Purdue is only a 5 hour drive from Nashville with a huge alumni base within a driveable radius of Nashville so some fans could do the game in a single-day or two trip. It would be the equivalent of Michigan playing a game in Chicago or Indianapolis.

I personally think the Michigan turnout is going to be better than expected with locals in the Atlanta area coming out for Michigan's first Peach Bowl, but those people may not buy their tickets through the school.

Leaders And Best

December 16th, 2018 at 7:30 PM ^

I disagree and stated why, but I don't think we are going to see things the same on this. There are more factors at play than just looking at "how many tickets did your AD sell?," and I tried to state some of them for you. And I didn't even get into the price of the tickets. Michigan may have a large alumni base, the other B1G schools are not small potatoes. It's what makes the Big Ten such a big brand.

Like I mentioned above, I think there will be more than 13,000 Michigan fans there, but many of them will not have bought tickets through the official Michigan allotment with ticket resellers offering them well under face on Stubhub. Outback Bowl tickets for Iowa fans are going to be cheaper through the AD than through a ticket reseller.

AZBlue

December 16th, 2018 at 6:11 PM ^

Not sure how many Michigan was allotted but I do remember hearing that the bowl was “essentially sold out” even before teams were announced.

The bowl apparently made it mandatory to buy tickets for this year’s game For people wanting to get seats at the NC game at the venue next year.

Leaders And Best

December 16th, 2018 at 6:16 PM ^

The Peach Bowl GA tickets are pretty much sold out because of that guarantee. But I don't think it is recent change as you had to purchase for TWO consecutive years (i.e. the two years the bowl is out of the CFP semifinal rotation) to be guaranteed your tickets for next year's semifinal game, and not a bad business decision by the people running the game to guarantee ticket sales on a year-to-year basis.

Bando Calrissian

December 16th, 2018 at 10:21 PM ^

This is not a big game. I'm sorry. It just isn't.

NYE6 or not, it's a pointless and fairly boring bowl game on a date not traditionally associated with big-time college football bowl games. Also see: that Orange Bowl. Watching football on January 1st is part of what makes college football great. Watching football on December 29th is what we associate with bowl games named after lesser fast food chains and gas stations.

Not everything has to be automatically awesome just because it's Michigan.