Posted December 6th, 2005 by Matt
Filed under: Football

Figured I would start this so other people could share their stories of not being able to get tickets either through the school or that joke of a TicketMaster release. I am sure I was with you and every other Texas/USC fan trying to buy 2 tickets out of a ridiculous allotment of 1,000 tickets from TicketMaster this morning at 10:00am. Is it just me or was it depressing how quickly those tickets sold?

So, I felt that I needed to secure tickets no matter what, especially because I have already setup my trip to Vegas and drive down to Pasadena. So what do I do? I check eBay of course. Hmm…$1000/ticket. Later. So I check Razor Gator. $637/ticket. Do-able, but it comes out to $700/ticket once you add all of their fees. So that is what we ended up doing. We got 6 tickets at $700/piece. Man, that sucks. But you gotta do what you gotta do.

So what happened with your ticket attempts?


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    Check this out, the Rose Bowl itself is essentially scalping tickets to the game:

    The Tournament of Roses, which is prevented from selling tickets beyond the $175 face value, has entered into an agreement with PrimeSport, a subsidiary of RazorGator Interactive Group, which will resell the tickets as part of travel packages that start at $1,879 per person.

    The packages include two night stays at a hotel, a ticket in an end zone and ground transportation.

    RazorGator is also a sponsor of the Rose Bowl. Dorger declined to reveal specifics of the financial agreements.

    And this too (which I linked too and should have bid on 6 weeks ago):

    The Tournament of Roses also allocated 2,500 tickets to The Ticket Reserve, which sold options to the big game. A Longhorn or Trojan who bought early could get away with paying as little as $100 above the regular ticket price.

    “We had the tickets available, and it was a way to increase revenues for the game,” Dorger said. “It was also an opportunity … to give people who would not ordinarily have a chance to buy a ticket that opportunity.”

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