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Orange Bowl to cost Clemson around 180K

Posted on: December 26, 2011 11:19 am
Edited on: December 26, 2011 11:20 am
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

One of the main critiques of the current bowl system is how schools, more often than not, lose money by going to a bowl game. This year is no different, as Clemson is finding out that its first trip to a BCS bowl game is going to leave the school in the red.

According to The Post and Courier, with ticket sales where they are currently, Clemson is going to lose about $180,000 thanks to their trip to the Orange Bowl.

As of last week, Clemson had only been able to sell about half of the 17,500 tickets it had to buy from the Orange Bowl for the low, low price of around half a million dollars. Clemson will get a $1.75 million bowl allowance from the ACC, but all in all the trip is going to cost the school $1.91 million. This includes the price of the unsold tickets along with meals, lodging and travel costs for the football team, band, cheerleaders and support staff.

Though there are other benefits according to Clemson athletic director Terry Don Phillips.

"There is a perception problem; it's not a windfall," said Phillips. "You just want to be able to break even. Sometimes you don't even break even. But there are significant benefits. You get some extra practice time. And anytime you can get on national television, it continues exposure for your program, which is very significant value."

Yes, and that exposure for the program helps in things like recruiting, which helps bring even better players to Clemson. Players that will help Clemson consistently win and get to bowl games and lose more money.
Comments

Since: Feb 27, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 1:38 pm
 

Orange Bowl to cost Clemson around 180K

As a supporter of IPTAY (Clemson's booster club for non-Tiger fans), Clemson isn't losing crap on this game.  Terry Don needs to shut up and get out there and sell some tickets himself.  The bottom line is, there are some intriguing match-ups but people are tirred of the BCS. Unless you are in the championship game, it means nothing. There are 12, yes 12 Bowl Games AFTER January 1st this year. With my work schedule, I don't have time to go watch the Orange Bowl mid week.


Good Luck WVU

GO TIGERS!     



Since: Jul 9, 2010
Posted on: December 28, 2011 11:34 am
 

Orange Bowl to cost Clemson around 180K

WVU_93......... Your post doen not make any sense whatsoever. In your post you say Clemson is farther from Miami than Morgantown is fom Miami. I guess you are still drinking that cloudy WV tainted moonshine. You don't have to worry about Clemson fans showing up  my man, there will be as many or more Tiger fans there as WVU fans; betcha on this !! Also, the ACC fans travel as well as any conference teams in the country as a whole based on their enrollments including Clemson, VT, FSU, N.C. St., UVA, Miami, UNC, Ga. Tech, MD. and Wake. Clemson and Virginia Tech have had home sell-outs for years. VT has had over 15 years of home sellouts, WVU doesn't even come close. How come WVU fans hasn't traveled "full force" as you say, to your home games ? You're fans hasn't even filled your stadium this year !! You are nothing but a "blow hard" ACC hater who tries to create a bunch of BS. It will be interesting seeing you cry like a big baby in the BIG EAST for the next two years, wienerhead ! Get a life and quit knocking other schools with stupid information !!



Since: Oct 12, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 10:38 am
 

Orange Bowl to cost Clemson around 180K

Arguing over who has sold how much of their allotment is irrelevant.  It would cost me $99 to buy a seat from WVU, and they are not "prime" seats.  I can buy a better seat, closer to the field, and on the 50-yard line from stub-hub for $50.  When you take a look at the numbers, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out why schools are having trouble selling thier allotments.  That's what the BCS bowls do, they saddle the schools with the seats nobody wants, and forces them to buy them at inflated prices.  That's the main reason why schools can't sell their allotment.  A secondary problem is the fact that the game is in the middle of the week thanks to TV.  If the game was on a Friday,Saturday, or even a Monday, ticket sales for both schools would be far better, but especially for WVU since it's a much longer trip for our fans.



Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: December 28, 2011 10:36 am
 

Orange Bowl to cost Clemson around 180K

First of all Clemson is losing nothing.  This projection is based on if Clemson were not to sell another ticket and we all know that they will continue to sell tickets ofver the course of the next week.  Secondly, with their first BCS game, I can promise that Clemson will sell even more season tickets for next year and make up any difference.

Lastly, Clemson fans are going to fill that stadium.  The tickets that are being sold through the schools are just too high.  if anyone of you go to stubhub or another ticket website, you will see the Clemson side of the field has far fewer available tickets then West Virginia. 



Since: Nov 8, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 10:16 am
 

Orange Bowl to cost Clemson around 180K

Are there enough fans of Boise or even in Idaho to fill a stadium?   Shut up with your Boise State fan crap. You don't play anyone and your all geeks.



Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: December 28, 2011 9:21 am
 

Orange Bowl to cost Clemson around 180K

Both teams are going to lose money on tickets because they've both only been able to sell around half their allotment.  Don't know why they're singling out one school.  Sugar bowl schools are in a similar situation because of these terribly scheduled mid-week bowl games.  That's the problem with one network having rights to all these games.  They spread them out over every freakin day of the week because they're not concerned about putting fans in the seats they're only concerned about the TV revenue.  If they wanted people to actually attend the games, they'd have a more travel-friendly schedule.  Makes me sick to see how college football has progressed to this point.  You've got one TV network running the show right now.  They decide who should be in each conference and which teams can be in which bowl games.



Since: Sep 11, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 7:32 am
 

Orange Bowl to cost Clemson around 180K

your on the money 



Since: Sep 11, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 7:30 am
 

Orange Bowl to cost Clemson around 180K

The band should go! Maybe the NCAA, ACC and the Organe bowl commisioners should pay the bill. Don't blame the kids, blame those who are getting money with taking the risk!



Since: Sep 11, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 7:28 am
 

Orange Bowl to cost Clemson around 180K

The band should go! Maybe the NCAA, ACC and the Organe bowl commisioners should pay the bill. Don't blame the kids, blame those who are getting money with taking the risk! 



Since: Sep 11, 2011
Posted on: December 28, 2011 7:20 am
 

Orange Bowl to cost Clemson around 180K

Bet better ticket sales, if Boise was going!


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