Texas fans going nuts for tickets to CFP game
On January 1, Texas will square off against Washington in the Allstate Sugar Bowl with a chance to compete for the national championship on the line. It’s a matchup that’s sure to garner a significant amount of attention, and there’s little doubt Longhorn fans will be anxious to pack the seats in New Orleans.
There’s just one problem, however.
With limited capacity at the Caesars Superdome, only 68,400 tickets have been made available for the game. And for Texas, they will have access to just 13,000 of them.
That’s a significant problem for the Longhorns, who have had nearly 52,000 ticket requests — 31,694 from season-ticket holders and donors, and another 20,000 from students.
Texas received only 13,000 tickets for Sugar Bowl matchup w/Washington, but UT had 52,000 ticket requests (32,000 from season ticket holders/donors, 20,000 from students) via @AnwarRichardson
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 8, 2023
Texas attempted to quell the disappointment in an e-mail earlier this week, reminding families, donors and fans that they’ve been shorted tickets in the past. They cited the 2006 Rose Bowl, 2009 Fiesta Bowl and 2009 BCS National Championship Game as examples.
Ultimately, Texas encouraged those seeking tickets to check the secondary market.
A LOT of Texas Longhorn season ticket holders were disappointed to receive this email yesterday. The secondary market is crazy right now pic.twitter.com/wPbpVXXCrq
— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) December 8, 2023
“Though we will be unable to fulfill your request through the Texas allotment, tickets may be available for purchase through the official Allstate Sugar Bowl ticket seller,” the e-mail read. “You may also visit SeatGeek, the official fan-to-fan marketplace of the Texas Longhorns.”
The school promises additional available tickets (20,000) for the National Championship Game should they defeat Washington and move on. In the mean time, there are going to be some hurt feelings and deserving people left out.
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