Two of the hottest tickets this bowl season are for games involving Big Ten teams. But while fans of Michigan and Penn State may be out of luck when it comes to snatching up seats, Indiana fans are having no such trouble.
There are plenty of tickets left for the Foster Farms Bowl.
On Thursday, Zach Osterman of the Indy Star reported that the Hoosiers have sold less than half of their ticket allotment for the Dec. 28 game against Utah at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
According to the report, Indiana school has only sold around 2,500 of its 7,000-ticket allotment. Even with more than 60 percent of its allotment reportedly unsold, Indiana associate athletic director Jeremy Gray told the Star he fully expects fans to break even, if not surpass, the number of tickets distributed to the school.
In comparison, Osterman reported, Indiana sold little more than 3,100 of its 7,500 ticket allotment for the 2015 Pinstripe Bowl.
Since the bowl schedule was announced on Dec. 4, bowl tickets for the likes of Michigan, Penn State and Ohio State, playing in the Orange Bowl, Rose Bowl and College Football Playoff semifinal, respectively, have sold of the shelves in almost record time.
This fits the narrative that smaller bowls struggle to sell their tickets due to lack of prominence as well as travel expenses being too high, especially in this case as Indiana fans need to make the 2,300-mile trek all the way to Santa Clara, Calif.