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Bowl Game Tickets

UPDATE (12-31-12): All remaining College Bowls tickets have seen a decrease in price since the December 2nd BCS Bowl Selections except Outback Bowl tickets, which are up 26%.

Bowl Game                                 Avg.Price 12-2    Avg. Price 12-31    
BBVA Compass Bowl $154.62 $80.84 -47.72%
BCS National Championship Game $3,093.39 $2,294.73 -25.82%
Capital One Bowl $146.01 $74.63 -48.89%
Cotton Bowl $441.10 $388.54 -11.91%
Fiesta Bowl $285.35 $250.65 -12.16%
Gator Bowl $113.13 $36.00 -68.18%
Orange Bowl $126.67 $116.63 -7.93%
Outback Bowl $162.68 $204.67 25.81%
Rose Bowl $431.94 $211.67 -50.99%
Sugar Bowl $226.53 $108.86 -51.95%

UPDATE (12-26-12): Pinstripe Bowl tickets have seen the largest increase in ticket prices of all College Bowl games since the December 2nd BCS Bowl Selections. Tickets to the matchup between West Virginia and Syracuse have more than doubled. Gator Bowl tickets have seen the largest decrease in price since 12-2, average price down 81%.

Bowl Game                                  Avg.Price 12-2     Avg. Price 12-26     
Alamo Bowl $134.74 $138.67 2.92%
Armed Forces Bowl $104.26 $84.46 -18.99%
BBVA Compass Bowl $154.62 $92.91 -39.91%
BCS National Championship Game $3,093.39 $2,415.19 -21.92%
Belk Bowl $118.14 $58.46 -50.52%
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl $121.66 $53.29 -56.20%
Capital One Bowl $146.01 $63.17 -56.73%
Chick-fil-A Bowl $119.21 $63.88 -46.41%
Cotton Bowl $441.10 $413.94 -6.16%
Fiesta Bowl $285.35 $268.63 -5.86%
Gator Bowl $113.13 $21.59 -80.92%
Heart of Dallas Bowl $90.12 $92.20 2.31%
Holiday Bowl $124.20 $133.58 7.54%
Independence Bowl $81.87 $21.73 -73.46%
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl $107.41 $82.77 -22.94%
Liberty Bowl $93.50 $49.49 -47.07%
Little Caesar’s Bowl $92.36 $89.00 -3.64%
Meineke Car Care Bowl $86.45 $84.26 -2.53%
Music City Bowl $39.90 $49.65 24.43%
Orange Bowl $126.67 $91.33 -27.90%
Outback Bowl $162.68 $213.03 30.95%
Pinstripe Bowl $97.63 $196.29 101.06%
Rose Bowl $431.94 $245.79 -43.10%
Russell Athletic Bowl $107.74 $33.30 -69.09%
Sugar Bowl $226.53 $123.19 -45.62%
Sun Bowl $94.81 $51.88 -45.28%

UPDATE (12-21-12): Ticket prices have fluctuated for many of the College Bowl Games since the December 2nd BCS Bowl Selections. Take a look at the chart below to find which Bowl Game tickets changed the most.

BCS Bowl Game Tickets Price Changes

Bowl Game                             Avg.Price 12-2   Avg. Price 12-21   
Alamo Bowl $134.74 $136.30 1.16%
Armed Forces Bowl $104.26 $85.82 -17.69%
BBVA Compass Bowl $154.62 $93.83 -39.31%
BCS National Championship Game $3,093.39 $2,461.14 -20.44%
Belk Bowl $118.14 $55.73 -52.83%
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl $121.66 $84.09 -30.89%
Capital One Bowl $146.01 $64.43 -55.87%
Chick-fil-A Bowl $119.21 $72.44 -39.24%
Cotton Bowl $441.10 $401.87 -8.89%
Fiesta Bowl $285.35 $253.17 -11.28%
Gator Bowl $113.13 $25.92 -77.09%
Heart of Dallas Bowl $90.12 $87.25 -3.18%
Holiday Bowl $124.20 $145.13 16.85%
Independence Bowl $81.87 $31.38 -61.67%
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl $107.41 $91.92 -14.42%
Liberty Bowl $93.50 $54.53 -41.68%
Little Caesar’s Bowl $92.36 $47.27 -48.82%
MAACO Bowl $112.57 $57.67 -48.76%
Meineke Car Care Bowl $111.76 $84.26 -24.61%
Music City Bowl $95.20 $49.65 -47.84%
Orange Bowl $126.67 $98.58 -22.18%
Outback Bowl $162.68 $195.30 20.05%
Pinstripe Bowl $97.63 $148.00 51.60%
Rose Bowl $431.94 $269.94 -37.51%
Russell Athletic Bowl $107.74 $32.52 -69.81%
Sugar Bowl $226.53 $134.77 -40.50%
Sun Bowl $94.81 $54.76 -42.25%

ORIGINAL (12-2-12): Is your team Bowl Bound? For many fans, tonight’s BCS Bowl Selection announcements may not be much of a surprise, being that Notre Dame was a lock and Alabama won the SEC Championship yesterday. Same can be said for The Rose Bowl that hosts the Pac 12 Champion and Big Ten Champion. But not many could have expected Mid-American Conference champion Northern Illinois would face Florida State in the Orange Bowl.

Now, with the BCS Bowl Games officially announced, we take a closer look at ticket prices for each of the College Football Bowl games. Stay tuned for updates as the games draw near.  

College Football Bowl Game Tickets

The average non-BCS Bowl Game ticket is currently averaging $120.64. In comparison, BCS National Championship tickets are running 25-times higher than the average non-BCS Bowl Game. Check out the graphic below to find out how the prices of the other four BCS Bowl Games are stacking up against non-BCS Bowl Games.

BCS Bowl Game Tickets

The sum of the average ticket prices for the Rose, Orange, Sugar and Fiesta Bowls is about one-third the cost of the average BCS National Championship ticket.

BCS Bowl Game Tickets

BCS Bowl Game                 Avg. Price         Tickets
BCS Championship Game
Miami, FL
$3,093.39
Fiesta Bowl
Glendale, AZ
$285.35
Orange Bowl
Miami, FL
$126.67
Rose Bowl
Pasadena, CA
$431.94
Sugar Bowl
New Orleans, LA
$226.53

 

College Bowl Game              Teams                                      Date
BCS Championship Game
Sun Life Stadium
Notre Dame vs. Alabama January 7, 2013
Fiesta Bowl
University of Phoenix Stadium
Kansas State vs. Oregon January 3, 2013
Orange Bowl
Sun Life Stadium
Florida State vs. Northern Illinois January 1, 2013
Rose Bowl
Rose Bowl
Stanford vs. Wisconsin January 1, 2013
Sugar Bowl
Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Florida vs. Louisville January 2, 2013

The get-in price to the National Championship Game is $1489; the get-in price to the Super Bowl, $2141.   

Non-BCS Bowl Game Tickets

Cotton Bowl tickets are averaging higher than all of the BCS Bowl Games at $441 except the National Championship game. 

College Bowl Game               Avg. Price          Tickets
Alamo Bowl
San Antonio, TX
$134.74
Armed Forces Bowl
Fort Worth, TX
$104.26
BBVA Compass Bowl
Birmingham, AL
$154.62
Belk Bowl
Charlotte, NC
$118.14
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
Tempe, AZ
$121.66
Capital One Bowl
Orlando, FL
$146.01
Chick-fil-A Bowl
Atlanta, GA
$119.21
Cotton Bowl
Arlington, TX
$441.10
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Boise, ID
$25.89
Gator Bowl
Jacksonville, FL
$113.13
Heart of Dallas Bowl
Dallas, TX
$90.12
Holiday Bowl
San Diego, CA
$124.20
Independence Bowl
Shreveport, LA
$81.87
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
San Francisco, CA
$107.41
Liberty Bowl
Memphis, TN
$93.50
Little Caesar’s Bowl
Detroit, MI
$92.36
MAACO Bowl
Las Vegas, NV
$112.57
Meineke Car Car Bowl
Houston, TX
$111.76
Music City Bowl
Nashville, TN
$95.20
New Mexico Bowl
Albuquerque, NM
$69.38
Outback Bowl
Tampa, FL
$162.68
Pinstripe Bowl
Bronx, NY
$97.63
Poinsettia Bowl
San Diego, CA
$96.11
Russell Athletic Bowl
Orlando, FL
$107.74
Sun Bowl
El Paso, TX
$94.81

 

College Bowl Game Teams Date
Alamo Bowl
Alamodome
Texas vs. Oregon State December 29, 2012
Armed Forces Bowl
Amon G Carter Stadium
Rice vs. Air Force December 29, 2012
BBVA Compass Bowl
Legion Field
Pittsburgh vs. Ole Miss January 5, 2013
Belk Bowl
Bank of America Stadium
Cincinnati vs. Duke December 27, 2012
Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl
Sun Devil Stadium
TCU vs. Michigan State December 29, 2012
Capital One Bowl
Citrus Bowl
Nebraska vs. Georgia January 1, 2013
Chick-fil-A Bowl
Georgia Dome
LSU vs. Clemson December 31, 2012
Cotton Bowl
Cowboys Stadium
Texas A&M vs. Oklahoma January 4, 2013
Famous Idaho Potato Bowl
Bronco Stadium
Toledo vs. Utah State December 15, 2012
Gator Bowl
EverBank Field
Mississippi State vs. Northwestern January 1, 2013
Heart of Dallas Bowl
Cotton Bowl
Purdue vs. Oklahoma State January 1, 2013
Holiday Bowl
Qualcomm Stadium
Baylor vs. UCLA December 27, 2012
Independence Bowl
Independence Stadium
Ohio vs. Louisiana-Monroe December 28, 2012
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
AT&T Park
Navy vs. Arizona State December 29, 2012
Liberty Bowl
Liberty Bowl
Iowa State vs. Tulsa December 31, 2012
Little Caesar’s Bowl
Ford Field
Western Kentucky vs. Central Michigan December 26, 2012
MAACO Bowl
Sam Boyd Stadium
Washington vs. Boise State December 22, 2012
Meineke Car Care Bowl
Reliant Stadium
Minnesota vs. Texas Tech December 28, 2012
Music City Bowl
LP Field
NC State vs. Vanderbilt December 31, 2012
New Mexico Bowl
University Stadium
Nevada vs. Arizona December 15, 2012
Outback Bowl
Raymond James Stadium
South Carolina vs. Michigan January 1, 2013
Pinstripe Bowl
Yankee Stadium
West Virginia vs. Syracuse December 29, 2012
Poinsettia Bowl
Qualcomm Stadium
BYU vs. San Diego State December 20, 2012
Russell Athletic Bowl
Citrus Bowl
Rutgers vs. Virginia Tech December 28, 2012
Sun Bowl
Sun Bowl Stadium
USC vs. Georgia Tech December 31, 2012

Also: A look back at many of last year’s Bowl Games:

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