2010-11 college football bowl ticket sales have been a topic of conversation lately because it seems many schools are having trouble selling tickets relative to previous years. The Missouri Tigers jumped out to a quick start and lead the Iowa Hawkeyes in tickets sold.
Dave Matter of the Columbia Tribune reports the Tigers have sold 7,200 of their 11,000 tickets while Iowa has sold 6,200 of their 11,000 tickets.
The Tigers have sold their tickets with a heck of an offer for just $100.
Of those 7,000 tickets, 100 trip packages that include a 4-night hotel stay, a seat on a bus to Tempe, Ariz., a ticket to the game and breakfast for each day of the trip, sold out in two days. This was faster than the expected four to five-day time frame, said Lauren Karr, campus activities coordinator.
Iowa has been in the headlines lately and not for the right reasons --- receiver Derrell Johnson-Koulianos is one of two players who have been suspended for the game. There were also plenty of rumors floating around about Iowa's drug scandal which may cause some concern. Iowa's ticket manager didn't think that was the case.
"Folks were just disappointed with all the losses at the end of the season," she said. "This stuff (the suspensions) that happened in the past week or so I don't think had anything to do with it. By that time most people who were going to get tickets had already gotten them."
Early indications are that Mizzou will beat Iowa in ticket sales. The first few days is when you'll see the most activity so we'll see if Iowa can top the Tigers.