Report: Ticket Sales For The Orange Bowl Are Rough. Here’s Why

December 28, 2023
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When it was first announced that Georgia and Florida State would square off in the Orange Bowl, fans assumed there would be a lot of hype surrounding that matchup. So far, it’s been a total dud. 

For starters, both programs feel like they were snubbed by the College Football Playoff selection committee. Florida State even said it was “disgusted” by the committee’s decision. 

Another issue at play here is that Florida State’s top players have opted out. Jared Verse, Keon Coleman, Trey Benson, and Johnny Wilson are just some of the top playmakers who’ll miss this game. 

With that said, the Orange Bowl is struggling to sell tickets. A ticket broker recently explained just how rough this process has been.

“We’ve seen a little bit of action from Georgia in ticket sales, but they’re just tired of traveling,” a ticket broker told OutKick. “But from a Florida State standpoint, we definitely bought too much inventory. We thought the fanbase would be excited to at least see a matchup against Georgia, but we were wrong in a big way. I had twenty workers at the SEC title game where I met you at, but I’ll probably only send 5-8 guys to Miami.

“You can buy tickets online for eighty bucks, while the regular get-in price was $125 to start. So imagine all the inventory we bought thinking it would be an easy sell for fans traveling throughout the state. Now I’m going to have my guys outside the stadium just trying to break even.”

It’s safe to say Hard Rock Stadium won’t be packed this Saturday.

Kickoff for the Orange Bowl is at 4 p.m. ET. 

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