Dec 9, 2012; Tampa FL, USA; A general view of Raymond James Stadium. The site of the Outback Bowl between the LSU Tigers and Iowa Hawkeyes. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Outback Bowl Ticket Sales Sluggish for LSU Tigers, Puzzling to Les Miles

LSU has only sold 6,000 tickets of their 12,000 bowl allotment for their New Year’s Day Outback Bowl game vs. the 8-4 Iowa Hawkeyes from the Big Ten to which Les Miles expressed some surprise and a little bit of disappointment if I’m reading between the lines.

Iowa has sold more than 10,000 of its 11,500 allotment, said Pam Finke, Iowa’s director of ticket operations. I can imagine the Tampa destination in the middle of another frigid winter in the Midwest would be a prime reason for Iowa fans to drive up ticket sales.

Meanwhile, LSU fans could be a bit disappointed in the Outback Bowl after having their sights on the Cotton Bowl in Arlington, Texas prior to bowl announcements.

“We’re trying to keep interest in it,” Brian Broussard, director of ticket operations at LSU. “It’s a great location. We went down on the site visit. It’s probably one of our better … I mean, it was 80 degrees. Everything is centrally located. We’re trying to make everyone aware.” [Source: The Advocate]

If you are interested in heading to the Outback Bowl to see the Tigers shoot for another 10-win season against Iowa you can find ticket information here and secure your spot in Raymond James Stadium and cheer on LSU.

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  • Doc Clear

    Our family will be there. But really, I think people are getting tired of LSU’s awful bowl playing. Les can’t seem to enforce any discipline on his players and it shows in the games that count. Last year’s Chick-fil-a bowl was telling when at the end after every play a LSU player would be down because of cramps or whatever. It was obvious they weren’t in shape to play that game. And they acted like they didn’t even want to be there. Same the year before against Alabama… I think Jordan Jefferson threw that game though. But still. Who wants to blow $500 worth in tickets and another $1000 in travel to see them disappoint? I guess I’m still dumb enough, but that’s because I live in Georgia and it’s closer for me than to make a home game.

    • Patrick Schmidt

      Hope you and the family have a blast at the Outback Bowl. I do agree with you. I don’t think the Outback Bowl has the same cache as the Sugar or the other BCS bowl games that LSU is expected and accustomed to playing in. Losing the last few bowl games doesn’t help either.