AU's Sugar Bowl Tickets Don't Last Long

Auburn, Ala.--It's been 16 years since the Auburn football team played in the Sugar Bowl and the demand for tickets to the game at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans is very high.

Priority donors and students quickly purchased Auburn's entire allotment of 15,000 tickets plus another 1,104 tickets that the university acquired from LSU.

The Tigers will take on the Virginia Tech Hokies in this season's Sugar Bowl Game, which will be played on Jan. 3rd.

"All of our tickets are gone and it is my understanding that the few the Sugar Bowl had for sale were gone almost immediately after the matchup for the game was announced," AU Ticket Manager Tim Jackson told Inside the Auburn Tigers.

Jackson says that prior to Auburn's SEC Championship Game victory over Tennessee that automatically put the Tigers into the Bowl Championship Series, Auburn officials worked out a deal to obtain additional tickets from LSU, which had bought tickets early for the game to have extra seats available if needed for its priority ticket holders. LSU, the defending national champion, will be playing Iowa in the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando.

Auburn's ticket manager says that he is pleased that fans at all priority ticket levels at Auburn, plus members of the AU Football Letterman's Club, were able to buy at least two tickets each to the bowl game.

Fans of the 12-0 Auburn team should be expecting to receive their tickets soon. The schedule is for them to be shipped or mailed on Friday via two-day Federal Express delivery or by certified mail.

Jackson says that he has been told that ticket sales have been going very well at Virginia Tech. The Hokies, champions of the ACC in their first season in that conference after moving from The Big East, will bring a 10-2 overall record into the contest that includes eight straight victories. "It is my understanding that Virginia Tech is out of tickets, too," he said.

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