Virginia Tech's ticket sales still slow, but athletic director expects plenty of Hokies fans at Sugar Bowl
Virginia Tech will sell about 57 percent of its Sugar Bowl ticket allotment, the Washington Post reported Thursday.
Virginia Tech athletic director Jim Weaver said the secondary ticket market and a Tuesday night bowl game have limited ticket sales of the Jan. 3 game that will feature the Michigan football team against the Hokies in New Orleans. (8:30 p.m., ESPN).
Weaver told the Washington Post that Virginia Tech will sell about 10,000 of its 17,500 tickets. It won't have to pay for the unused tickets because the Atlantic Coast Conference picks up the tab once a university sells at least 8,000.
Weaver to the Washington Post:
“Our fans have gone to 19 straight bowl games. They’re savvy, they know how to get better seat locations at cheaper prices. We believe and we know we’re going to have a very good crowd. It’s just that they’re not buying their tickets from us.”