Michigan football program sells about 86 percent of its Sugar Bowl tickets
It is likely the Michigan football program will not sell out its allotment of 17,500 tickets for next week's Sugar Bowl.
The Wolverines' sales have held steady the past few days at about 15,000, a spokesman said Tuesday afternoon. They sold about 14,000 tickets in the first two days after its matchup against Virginia Tech was announced.
The game will be played at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday on ESPN.
The secondary market could be hurting sales. Tickets still can be had on StubHub for as low as $14.50. The only remaining price bracket through the school's allotment go for $125.
For as much trouble as the Wolverines have had getting rid of their remaining tickets, Virginia Tech has had it worse. After selling about 10,000 tickets, the school and the ACC announced Tuesday they had combined to purchase 4,000 "proxy tickets" — that is, tickets that will be used by others in New Orleans.
The school said the tickets would go to military personnel in the area.