With the victory, the Nittany Lions, one of college football’s more storied teams, secured its spot in the “Grand Daddy” of all January 1 games, the Rose Bowl. And before the team’s opponent has been determined, Penn State fans have already shown their allegiance by beginning to snap up tickets to the cross-country event.
According to TicketNews parent company TicketNetwork, more than 45 orders were placed on the exchange for tickets to the game, totaling more than $61,000, from Saturday evening to today, November 25. A total of 28 of those orders were placed on Saturday alone. Ticket prices also increased on average more than $60 from Saturday night to Sunday night for some of the lower priced seats.
By contrast, only a total of eight ticket orders were placed for the game from November 1 to November 21, totaling about $11,000.
College sports commentators on Saturday said a possible opponent for Penn State in the Rose Bowl is the USC Trojans, a dream match up, but nothing has been confirmed as of yet.
Ticket prices for the game were ranging from about $300 per ticket to more than $1,200 for a ticket/travel package that included the hotel. The current single ticket price compares favorably with the average price for a ticket sold to last season’s Rose Bowl on StubHub.
Current ticket prices on StubHub for the game were similar.
(This story was edited and changed on Wednesday, November 26, 2008)