Wisconsin and Nebraska still have plenty of championship tickets to sell

By Tom Fornelli | College Football Writer
It shouldn't be hard to find a seat in Indianapolis this weekend. (US Presswire)

While we've gone over the great deals that can be found by fans looking to go to the ACC Championship Game this weekend, the ACC isn't the only conference having trouble moving tickets for its title game.

It seems Nebraska and Wisconsin are having problems selling their allotments to Saturday's Big Ten Championship in Indianapolis.

Nebraska's assistant athletic director for ticketing Holly Adam told the Omaha World-Herald ticket sales are "a little bit slower than for a Big 12 championship game." The story says that of the 15,000 tickets the school has to sell, 7,400 tickets -- nearly half -- remain unsold.

One theory for the lack of demand is that Nebraska fans are counting their chickens before they've hatched and are saving their money for a trip to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl.

However, things aren't much better for Wisconsin, which is making its second consecutive trip to Indianapolis and looking for its third straight berth in the Rose Bowl. The Badgers have reportedly sold only 5,500 tickets for the game.

Lucas Oil Stadium seats 67,000 people, and while 37,000 seats went on sale to the general public in August, it's hard to know how many seats have been sold. Based on the fact that only about 13,000 of the 30,000 tickets the schools receive have been sold, odds are there will be more than a few empty seats on Saturday.

And if you're looking to go, tickets can be had for as low as $20 on websites like StubHub.

 
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