Orange Bowl ticket range: $48 to $16,000
Written by Nina Lincoff on December 31, 2013
For Discover Orange Bowl fans looking to buy tickets through the Orange Bowl Committee for Friday’s night game, only a few hundred remain.
That’s not counting the 17,500 tickets each that Clemson and Ohio State have been given to sell. And on ticketing site StubHub, tickets for the bowl game ranged from $48 to nearly $16,000 for an executive suite at press time.
Those prices are fairly normal for the secondary market, said Larry Wahl, vice president of communications for the bowl committee. While last year’s Bowl Championship Series (BCS) National Championship game might have boosted ticket sales, Mr. Wahl said, these sales and prices are comparable or better to most years.
Part of the reason for ticket sale performance is the improved Friday night game slot. “People don’t have to get up and go to work the next day,” he said.
Compared to the other bowl championship games in the Orange Bowl’s tier however, the Orange Bowl ranks third, following the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl, with their low-end tickets going for $255 and $118, respectively, on StubHub.
Only Arizona’s Fiesta Bowl, with a low-end price of $14.71 on StubHub, seems to be less of a draw. However, a $48 ticket price and a few hundred tickets left to sell are pretty standard for the Orange Bowl Committee at this time of year.
“It’s hard to compare to last year, when we had the BCS National Championship game, but it’s similar or better to what it was two years ago,” Mr. Wahl said.
Even if ticket sales are doing fairly well, expect the Clemson Tigers to have high hopes for a better result than their last Orange Bowl, two years ago against the West Virginia Mountaineers. The Tigers lost, 70-33.
Kickoff will be Jan. 3 at 8 p.m. EST.
As Sun-Life Stadium begins to prepare for the bowl game, Miami-area residents can expect an influx of orange and scarlet.
“You’ve got two great brands [that] are coming with rabid fans bases,” Mr. Wahl said. “It just should be a great night. It’ll showcase South Florida.” Mr. Wahl said he’ll be there “from when the fan zone starts… into the wee hours of the morning.”