The crowd at Wednesday night's Sugar Bowl between Georgia and Baylor was pretty light...
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The crowd at Wednesday night's Sugar Bowl between Georgia and Baylor was pretty light...







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Ticket prices should float according to popularity and desire for attending the game.
Reply2 months
I usually attend but not on a Wednesday night. Though I get $ 10.00 tix the day of the game the problem is trying to plan ahead. Let’s say I want to go with a few people, the only way to get tix a month or so in advance is through the ticket brokers and they want $ 100.00 each that far in advance. The sugar bowl should sell the tickets themselves not through tix service companies. The upper deck should be $15.00 available months ahead
Reply2 months
8pm kick on a New Years night sucks especially being on a Wednesday.
Reply2 months
There are multiple reasons for declining attendance, many of which have already been mentioned. I know in Georgia's case this was their third trip to the New Orleans area counting last year's LSU game so a lot of folks opted to skip out for this one.
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Just send the check. Thanks...
Reply2 months
I mean, LSU did just route Oklahoma quite easily. Sort of set the narrative for SEC vs the Bigjoke conference.
Reply2 months
Too many bowls and CFP making the bigger boy bowls meaningless, not to mention some top players opting out---too much money to fund the trip, including shakedown prices at the stadium---and hovering above it all, best seat is in your own home.
Reply2 months
55,000 for this matchup seems okay. UGA was in it last season, and Baylor isn't much of a draw at all. I don't get how this is a big deal to some.
Reply2 months
Superdome sits around 68k! I was there, and would say about 30k in attendance a 50/50 split between UGA and Baylor fans. I paid $6 for the ticket.
Reply2 months
Looking for some $6 buck tickets for the LSU vs Clemson game
2 months
All I know is, the BCS didn’t have this affect on Bowls, but this current CFP is causing serious erosion.
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Its not the BCS or the CFP. It's strictly a sign of the times, until more stadiums go to the Mercedes Benz Atlanta model with lower concessions and better/quicker booze options, people will continue to stay at home. The in-home experience has never been better than it is now. This trend will only continue until stadiums step their game up.
2 months
I think you're both right. Bowl games are becoming silly if your team doesn't make the playoff other than experience for the younger kids. Then we, as fans, get mad when the stars going to the NFL don't play. Why should they? It's a meaningless game! Imagine if the NFL had a losers bracket playoff. No one would go and no one would care. That's what the non-CFB playoff bowls have become. We asked for it and we got it!
2 months
Ignignot - Yep. I went since my brother got free tickets from VetTix and figured why not go check it out for a minute. Walked in saw $12 beer and laughed. A $12 can of beer? Come on. We left at half of a boring game.
2 months
This is some hardcore #fakenews reporting on the crowd. No one is saying the game was a sellout, but Jesus Christ, taking pics as soon as the press gets access is some bull shite.
Reply2 months
Looks like teams are on sidelines and there is time on the clock. Plus, TV coverage throughout the game did not lie
2 months
I was at the game. There was 30-25K people there. The club endzones were almost completely empty.
2 months
NOLA is not the destination bowl game that it used to be. City it too unsafe, and the world knows it.
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NOLA has always been unsafe if you’re unwise, but that’s not the reason for the low turnout. That’s a college football dynamic going on right now, and that is very sad.
2 months
Or this was a bowl game of disappointment for the respective fans and the dome will be bursting at the gills for the NC game (even if it wasn’t LSU).
2 months
Wonder what NOLA looks like the day before Clemson-LSU? You think there'll be 40k no-shows because the world is afraid to step foot in big, bad NOLA?
2 months
Yep, I heard that the Georgia fans didn't really care about the game since LSU kicked their butt and put them out of the national championship. Also, several players decided they weren't going to play. How sad.
Reply2 months
Why's that sad? The kids going to the NFL draft and likely to get drafted don't need to participate in a meaningless game when a lot of money is on the line. I don't blame them one bit.
2 months
That pic is clearly not during game time.
Reply2 months
54,000 in 2017, 54,000 in 2013. Match ups matter. It’s Baylor, a Baptist school, NOLA is the City of sin, I’d be surprised if there were 10,000 Baylor fans there.
Reply2 months
Pretty sure that title goes to Vegas, but hey live in your Louisiana bubble
2 months
A mini-vacation in New Orleans is usually pretty enticing and people used to show up under the old format even when their team had no chance to be AP or UPI #1. Baylor’s religious background didn’t help. It’s funny that the Sugar Bowl Committee used to do whatever they could to not invite LSU to the game because they thought LSU fans would just show up for the game and then go home.
Reply2 months
Lol. My dad used to say something similar about the Sugar Bowl and LSU. His joke was that they didn't want LSU fans taking a day trip to NOLA with their own whiskey and a $20 bill with no intentions of breaking either one.
2 months
The bowl games were pointless before the playoff
Reply2 months
Life is pointless.
2 months
The playoff has made the bowl games pointless.
Reply2 months
How? When we had the bcs, we knew what bowl game was the title game then. Did that make all the other bowl game ls pointless when we had the bcs system? The only difference is now the national title is its own game.
2 months
Amateur athletics is pointless
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Because UGA thinks they should be in the NC every year even tho have haven’t won one since Herschel/1980 and Baylor is Baylor. LSU would have packed out the Sugar Bowl.
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