Fans Gobble Up Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl Tickets

The Clemson ticket office has received orders for over 33,000 tickets to the 2004 Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, associate AD and ticket manager Van Hilderbrand said on Monday. The orders exceed Clemson's current supply of 20,000 tickets.

"We are delighted with the tremendous interest in this game from our fans," said Hilderbrand. "I haven't seen demand like this since the 1982 Orange Bowl when we were playing Nebraska for the National Championship."

"We have been working under the same bowl ticket application system for several years. There had been just one year in the last 20 that we had to refund bowl ticket orders, but we obviously will have to issue refunds this year."

Hilderbrand said he will be working throughout the remainder of the week to determine the levels of ticket priority that can be accommodated by the 20,000 tickets available. Ticket applicants will be notified no later than Tuesday, December 16.

Hilderbrand will be working with Clemson administrators and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl officials in an effort to accommodate as many Clemson fans as possible for the January 2, 2004 contest with sixth ranked Tennessee. Top Stories