LSU has only sold half their allotted Outback Bowl tickets

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Oct 26, 2013; Baton Rouge, LA, USA; LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles celebrates with players after winning 48-16 against the Furman Paladins at Tiger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

LSU was given 12,000 tickets to sell for their Outback Bowl match up against the Iowa Hawkeyes, but for the second year in a row the Tigers are in danger of falling well short of selling out their allotted tickets.

With just five days left until gameday, LSU has only sold approximately 6,000 of their 12,000 tickets. Tiger fans had been hoping for a Cotton Bowl appearance, and many are disappointed with the Outback Bowl destination.

Iowa was given 11,500 tickets for the game and are only 600 away from selling out. Overall the total ticket sales for the game are nearing the 50,000 mark, still well short of the stadium’s 65,857 seat capacity.

In last year’s  Chick-Fil-A Bowl the Tiger’s failed to sell 5,500 of their allotted tickets and were f0rced to pay for the leftovers. Due to an insurance policy, the SEC paid LSU for the cost of 4,000 of the remaining tickets but the Tiger’s were still stuck with a $176,300 bill for unsold tickets.

Unless LSU fans start buying tickets in a hurry their school may be forced to stomach another high expense for unsold tickets.

LSU fans can order from the school’s allotment by visiting lsutix.net or by calling the ticket office at (800) 960-8587 or (225) 578-2184 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Topics: Football, LSU Tigers, Outback Bowl

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