Fiesta Bowl selling so poorly they just opened up ticket sales up to Arizona Cardinals season ticket holders
— darren rovell (@darrenrovell) December 24, 2013
For all of the excitement that should be involved for Baylor and Central Florida in the Fiesta Bowl, tickets are struggling to move. Despite the fact this is the biggest game in either school’s history, the fan bases for each team do not seem to want to make the trip to the desert to watch them in the bowl game.
For all of the good things that come from making a BCS game or bowl game in general, there is an ugly downside to it for schools with relatively small fan bases. Schools that cannot sell all of their ticket allotment end up being charged not only for tickets but often end up charged for hotels as well. There have been examples of teams actually losing money for accepting a bowl bid. The hope is that ticket sales can pick up, because as much as this should be about what happens on the field, bowls can end up picking teams based on their ability to sell tickets and travel.