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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 Road Warrior 04 (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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