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BCS title tickets selling on the cheap (below face value!)
ESPN ^ | January 6, 2014, 10:57 AM ET | Darren Rovell

Posted on 01/06/2014 1:09:19 PM PST by Dave346

Prices on the resale market of some tickets have dipped below the face values of $325 (for end zone seats) and $385 (yard lines), making it one of the cheapest championship games to attend.

As of 8:30 a.m. ET Monday, nearly 1,000 tickets to the game were selling below face value, according to TiqIQ, a ticket-market data provider.

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1 posted on 01/06/2014 1:09:19 PM PST by Dave346
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To: Dave346

It’s cold.

And flat screen TVs give a better view of the action.


2 posted on 01/06/2014 1:16:57 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: Dave346

The West Coast is no place for a title game....Too far away from most of the big powers.....Sorry Pac 12...that’s just the way it is.


3 posted on 01/06/2014 1:19:46 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Dave346

What’s BCS?

(Rhetorical — no answer wanted).


4 posted on 01/06/2014 1:25:32 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: Dave346

Cheapest I found on StubHub was $250 for a nosebleeder in the end zone. Which in that stadium is aways away from the field LOL.

http://www.stubhub.com/bcs-national-championship-game-tickets/2014-bcs-national-championship-game-pasadena-rose-bowl-6-1-2014-4332566/

Still seems a bit pricey for my taste.

If I was in the neighborhood, 50 bucks might draw me in.


5 posted on 01/06/2014 1:27:58 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Dave346

1000 at below face value? Bet there were thousands that sold over face value!


6 posted on 01/06/2014 1:30:52 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: nascarnation

50 years from now, having a ticket to the last BCS championship game might be worth it, but with the two playing this year they couldn’t pay me to go or sit in the stands among the freaks from those schools. I would go to Leftifornia for any reward, either.


7 posted on 01/06/2014 1:32:59 PM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Dave346

I guess there aren’t a lot of people who want to see Auburn get its a** kicked. :-)

Go Seminoles!


8 posted on 01/06/2014 1:33:34 PM PST by Rum Tum Tugger
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To: Dave346

Florida St and Auburn are 200 miles apart, maybe, and have traveled 2200 miles to play? They should have met at the high school stadium in Albany, GA, 100 miles from Auburn and 80 miles from FSU and played there, plenty of room for cameras and equipment, the locker rooms may not be what they are used to and the seating would be limited but hey, it makes more sense than going to California to play in a game when most interest is in the South.


9 posted on 01/06/2014 1:42:13 PM PST by armydawg505
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To: nascarnation

“Cheapest I found on StubHub was $250 for a nosebleeder in the end zone”

fyi, at the rose bowl, there are no nose bleeders and every seat is not bad.

first, it is a football only stadium which means no track.

second, it is old which means no luxury boxes.

third, it is a bowl, which means it was partially dug into the ground (you can only do this when the ground water is really low ) so no obstruction of support beams and no need for an upper deck as the support comes from the earth.

fourth, it is so old that the seats were designed for skinny (by today’s standard) people, so yes they really pack them in, but everyone is really close to the action.


10 posted on 01/06/2014 1:43:55 PM PST by staytrue
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To: Dave346

I don’t really follow college football or the BCS.

But, am confused. This game is at the Rose Bowl, but the actual Rose Bowl game was played on New Year’s Day.

Anyway, as a very casual fan, I’ve never understood how the BCS system worked, and now understand they are changing it next year. Maybe I will be educated at some point as to how it all works.


11 posted on 01/06/2014 1:44:49 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dave346

Its a sign of the economy. A few years ago this would have been a sellout, easily

Same for the Green Bay playoff tickets. How could a PLAYOFF game not be sold out??? in GREEN BAY...???


12 posted on 01/06/2014 1:46:31 PM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: staytrue

Well it will be about 70F warmer than where I am.

I’d reconsider but all outbound flights are cancelled or delayed, LOL.


13 posted on 01/06/2014 1:47:00 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Dave346

No people are more dedicated to their football than the SEC and Midwestern fans. The Rose parade stunt also a turn off. Bear Bryant Forever!


14 posted on 01/06/2014 1:47:43 PM PST by momincombatboots (Back to West by G-d Virginia.)
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To: dfwgator

Lots of people in SoCal scratching their heads and asking, “What is an Auburn?”


15 posted on 01/06/2014 1:50:37 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Dave346

Is the game tonight?


16 posted on 01/06/2014 1:58:27 PM PST by davetex (Location: The Alamo)
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To: staytrue

Or, looked at another way, with the gentle slope of the Rose Bowl stadium, there are no good seats. And your track analogy? What is that about???? Very few colledge stadia have a track around the field anymore. Maybe Duke, Kansas….can’t think of any others…..


17 posted on 01/06/2014 2:01:29 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

There was an excellent article on Breitbart Sports a few weeks ago on how the BCS works, and the transition to a four team playoff next year….


18 posted on 01/06/2014 2:02:48 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: nascarnation
Ok, if you look at this photo and use the football field as a measuring stick, you will see that the farthest seats are less than 50 yards from the field. Also notice that the absence of a track brings the fans closer and no support beams and no upper deck and no luxury boxes taking up space. Also, ground level is about where the tunnels are so you walk down to most seats and the upper seats are a short walk up.
19 posted on 01/06/2014 2:04:36 PM PST by staytrue
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To: armydawg505

Well, I assume you’re joking about the high school stadium in Albany, but you’re onto something as to why there are tickets remaining….the two teams are a couple thousand miles away from the stadium.

AND, it’s a bigger stadium than normal for this game too. (17 thousand more seats than the stadium used last year…)


20 posted on 01/06/2014 2:05:04 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: staytrue

What is it with you and the track, dude? NO stadiums have tracks anymore…..


21 posted on 01/06/2014 2:05:39 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I don’t think the rose bowl is gently sloped.

Because half the stadium is below ground level, they could do a lot of things to get the upper level fans close without expensive support structures or using an upper deck.

The lack of luxury boxes also keeps things compact.


22 posted on 01/06/2014 2:09:56 PM PST by staytrue
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I got used to Ohio stadium which had a track until the mid 90’s.


23 posted on 01/06/2014 2:10:59 PM PST by staytrue
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Stanford Stadium used to have a track until the late 90’s.


24 posted on 01/06/2014 2:11:56 PM PST by staytrue
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To: staytrue

The slope is gentle, obvious to the eye….and while the luxury box issue is valid, the lack of an upper deck actually means many seats are farther away from the field than many seats in the newer stadiums. The Rose Bowl stadium is a great old classic stadium, but it has been surpassed in many ways by the newer stadiums, and does not compete in the TV era for fan experience for maybe 25 thousand of the 92 thousand seats it holds.


25 posted on 01/06/2014 2:12:12 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: staytrue

Almost no stadiums today have tracks - like I said, Duke and Kansas are the only two I can think of….and Duke is removing theirs.

I doubt Stanford Stadium too….the way it’s configured, there’s no way.


26 posted on 01/06/2014 2:13:19 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Ok. Stanford stadium had a track until 2006.

“Stanford Stadium is an outdoor athletic stadium on the Stanford University campus. It is the home of the Stanford Cardinal college football team. It originally opened in 1921 as a football and track stadium, an earthen horseshoe with wooden bleacher seating and flooring upon a steel frame. Its original seating capacity was 60,000, which grew to 89,000 by 1927 as a nearly enclosed bowl. Immediately following the 2005 season, the stadium was demolished and rebuilt as a dual-deck concrete structure, without a track.”


27 posted on 01/06/2014 2:18:13 PM PST by staytrue
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To: staytrue

You’re dealing with a stadium geek here….and I’ve done lots of research on the way tracks ruin football atmopheres…in college and high school. The current Stanford Stadium has never had a track…..as I said. As for Ohio Stadium, if it did, it was long ago removed as the seats in that place are extremely close to the bench areas.

The point is, not having a track around the field as a selling point for the Rose Bowl fan experience is an idea long long long past its sell by date.


28 posted on 01/06/2014 2:22:21 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: Rum Tum Tugger
I guess there aren’t a lot of people who want to see Auburn get its a** kicked. :-)

SEC vs. ACC wow, too much excitement.

29 posted on 01/06/2014 2:24:22 PM PST by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Ohio stadium had a track until 2001.

“Beginning in 2000, the stadium was renovated and expanded in several phases, removing the track and adding additional seating, which raised the capacity to 101,568 by 2001. Since 2007, the capacity is listed at 102,329, though crowds above 105,000 are common. It is the largest stadium by capacity in the state of Ohio, the fourth largest football stadium in the United States, and the seventh largest non-racing stadium in the world. Ohio Stadium “


30 posted on 01/06/2014 2:25:59 PM PST by staytrue
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To: Dave346

Both teams have a more localized fan base. Who wants to pay to see The Little Sister Bowl.


31 posted on 01/06/2014 2:26:13 PM PST by yawningotter
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To: Dave346

Both teams had good seasons. I’ll be watching.


32 posted on 01/06/2014 2:36:17 PM PST by onedoug
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To: staytrue

Been to 3 Rose Bowl games, 1 Freedom Bowl and the Orange Bowl. I have never had a bad seat in he Rose Bowl. The “old” Orange Bowl stadium might have looked great on TV but it was a rusty relic back then.

My advice to anyone that ever wants to attend a bowl game is show up right before kick off and buy one from a scalper.

Back in 1985 (UW vs. Oklahoma) I attended the Orange Bowl and already had my ticket that I had paid $47 for through the UW. When I got there I bought a 50 yd. line seat for $1. This was the first time a Pac 10 team had been invited to play there and there were only 57,000 in attendance. Made it a true “two-fer” weekend because I was able to scalp a ticket to the Seahawk-Dolphins playoff game while I was there.

I am here to tell you that those Sooner gals were some pretty good sports too after the game and they love a winner!

I did that again in 1993 at the Rose Bowl. UW vs. Michigan


33 posted on 01/06/2014 2:36:29 PM PST by shotgun
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To: C. Edmund Wright

They finally removed the track and the “limited vision” seating at Husky Stadium during the renovation that was completed prior to this season.


34 posted on 01/06/2014 2:38:47 PM PST by shotgun
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I used to run laps in my youth for fitness.

I did it at my old high school track.
I did it at Stanford, Ohio State and Maryland.

While tracks are bad for football fans, they are good for the students who get to run laps there.


35 posted on 01/06/2014 2:41:23 PM PST by staytrue
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To: Rum Tum Tugger

Maybe some drunk female Auburn mom will do a flying squirrel act on some FSU frat boys.


36 posted on 01/06/2014 3:13:03 PM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: SVTCobra03

F-S-U.....F-S-U....
Where the girls are girls...
And the guys are too.


37 posted on 01/06/2014 3:14:29 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Or rapists.


38 posted on 01/06/2014 3:18:14 PM PST by Jedidah
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To: dfwgator
So, dfwgator, I be waiting for the inevitable "Semi-holes of Half Ass U."

Oh, wait.....never mind.

39 posted on 01/06/2014 3:25:42 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys-Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat-But they know what's best for you.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I am joking but my point is that they couldnt get two teams further from their fan base than these two. And its likely that neither has ever played in a stadium this big unless Neyland is bigger.


40 posted on 01/06/2014 3:34:34 PM PST by armydawg505
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To: armydawg505

Bryant-Denny (Bama) is over 100,000 isn’t it?


41 posted on 01/06/2014 3:37:23 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: armydawg505

Yes, Neyland is bigger, and Alabama’s is bigger….and most of the SEC stadia are close, as including Florida who plays FSU and then there’s Clemson and Florida States stadiums too, which are pretty close.


42 posted on 01/06/2014 3:42:20 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: staytrue

But the fact remains that the tracks have not been at Stanford or Ohio in a while….


43 posted on 01/06/2014 3:43:01 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: staytrue

yes, all of the tracks are being systematically removed…most have been gone for years, and no stadium built anytime recently had one in the first place. Many never had them.

That was my point….the Rose Bowl’s uniquness in this regard is long past the sell by date.

Ironically, the only stadium to ever host a Rose Bowl besides the Rose Bowl…Duke Stadium (now Wade Stadium) DOES still have a track…but it’s due for removal after ‘14 season.


44 posted on 01/06/2014 3:45:17 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: BenLurkin

“What is an Auburn?”

Auburn, Indiana has a museum that features Auburn’s, Cord’s and Duisenberg’s. Auburn’s and Cord’s were built in Auburn. Duisenberg’s were built in Indianapolis. This museum has a lot more interest for sane people than the BS-BCS encounter in Pasadena.

And btw, is there a way for both teams to lose? That would gladden many hearts around the country.


45 posted on 01/06/2014 4:09:34 PM PST by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a Tea Party descendant...steeped in the Constitutional Republic given to us by the Founders)
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To: Rum Tum Tugger
"Go Seminoles!

- Roll Tide -

Oh wait....

This is Alabama's other team.

- Ear Eagles -

46 posted on 01/06/2014 4:34:30 PM PST by blam
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To: armydawg505
"I am joking but my point is that they couldnt get two teams further from their fan base than these two. "

I was at the Mobile, Alabama airport last night picking up neighbors who were arriving from Portland, Oregon by-way-of Atlanta.
Anyway, as I was waiting I began talking to a guy who's flight had been cancelled (no details) and he complained that he would have to stay in Mobile for the night mostly due to all the Auburn and FSU fans who were 'mobbing' the Atlanta airport on their way to LA.
(Flights in the NE had already begun to be cancelled due to the weather by that time)

47 posted on 01/06/2014 4:51:52 PM PST by blam
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