TicketCity’s Top-Selling Bowl Games: Hello, Music City Bowl

Bowl season has officially kicked off, but that hasn’t stopped the tickets from flying out of our office. This list represents the bowls that moved the most number of tickets in the past week, and it’s seen some movement. The Music City Bowl creeps into our top-five, and the Cotton Bowl regains its second spot on the list after a slight lull last week. The Cotton Bowl is also second only to the BCS Championship Game in terms of total reciepts.

  • TicketCity Bowl – Texas Tech vs Northwestern
  • Cotton Bowl – Texas A&M vs LSU
  • Sugar Bowl – Arkansas vs Ohio State
  • Texas Bowl – Baylor vs Illinois
  • Music City Bowl – North Carolina vs Tennessee
  • BCS National Championship – Auburn vs Oregon
  • Alamo Bowl – Oklahoma State vs Arizona
  • Capital One Bowl – Alabama vs Michigan State
  • Chick-fil-A Bowl – Florida State vs South Carolina
  • Outback Bowl – Florida vs Penn State

The Week in TicketCity Search – Dec 17th

TicketCity Week in Search

1 2 Cotton Bowl
2 1 Sugar Bowl
3 5 Rose Bowl
4 3 BCS Bowl
5 - WWE
6 8 George Strait
7 - Super Bowl
8 - Music City Bowl
9 10 Alamo Bowl
10 9 Taylor Swift

Not too many changes this week. The top bowls shuffled a bit, and we have a couple new bowls entering the list, though much like that old Sesame Street bit, one of them is not like the others. The Cotton Bowl takes the #1 spot from the Sugar Bowl, which drops to #2, followed by the Rose Bowl and the National Championship Game, both which gained a some spots. Looks like the BCS has the top of the list all sown up.

We take a brief detour from unscripted athletic contests to allow the WWE to pop in at #5. There’s a show at the Erwin Center on the 20th, so certainly a local flavor to that placement. George Strait climbs to the #6 spot, also on local interest as his next tour kicks off here at the very same Erwin Center on January 14th.

That brings us to that other post season Bowl, the Super one, where the entrants are determined by a fairly straightforward playoff process. The Super Bowl happens in Arlington this year, up at the brand new home of the Dallas Cowboys.

Rounding out the list the Music City Bowl and Alamo Bowl make the cut this week, and Taylor Swift manages to hold on for another week with George Strait as the only other concert entry.

The Week in TicketCity Search – December 10th

TicketCity Week in Search

1 - Sugar Bowl
2 1 Cotton Bowl
3 7 BCS Bowl
4 - Gator Bowl
5 - Rose Bowl
6 - Sun Bowl
7 - Texas Bowl
8 4 George Strait
9 5 Taylor Swift
10 - Alamo Bowl

Always nice when a prediction pans out, and “more bowls on the way” certainly did. If not for a tenacious showing by country music’s biggest stars it would have been an all-bowl countdown. Interestingly, while the National Championship Game did climb a few spots, it didn’t end up on top this week. That went to the Sugar Bowl. The Ohio State vs. Arkansas matchup topped the list, followed by Texas A&M vs. LSU in the Cotton Bowl. The Auburn vs. Oregon championship game ended the week at #3.

Gator, Rose, Sun, and Texas follow. We are offered a short break from bowl mania as country heavyweights George Strait and Taylor Swift manage to hold onto the top 10. Strong performance, especially this week. We’ll see how well they do through the rest of the month. With George Strait’s tour opening right here in Austin, he certainly has a good shot at making it through the month without missing a week.

With Cotton, Sun, Texas, and Alamo all on the list, it does have a very Texas flavor. Bowl season kicks off December 18th, with the New Mexico, Humanitarian, and New Orleans bowl.

The Week in TicketCity Search – December 11th

Hey, looks like that whole Bowl announcement thing happened last Sunday. This week’s top 10 has a certain college football postseason flavor to it as a result. Concerts were not to be completely denied, though. Apparently Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga make for a potent combination, and they managed to hang on to spots in the top 5. The Rose Bowl took the top slot, followed by the Cotton Bowl at #3 and the National Championship Game at #5. The Sugar, Gator, and Alamo Bowls round our little top-bowls-within-the-top-10-list list.

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Perhaps illustrative of the “unique” take of American sports fans, another big “football” announcement happened the Friday before the bowl games were set. That was the World Cup draw, which shows up at #9 on the list. While the World Cup demands the attention of most of the world, it doesn’t generate quite the same amount of attention State-side, especially against our home grown flavor of football.

Finally, it appears Nick Jonas has a “side project” band, which explains why people are now searching for him and not the band with whom he is most notably associated. I had no desire to know any of that, but I looked it up anyway.

1 9 Rose Bowl
2 3 Taylor Swift
3 7 Cotton Bowl
4 1 Lady Gaga
5 - BCS
6 - Sugar Bowl
7 - Gator Bowl
8 - Alamo Bowl
9 - World Cup
10 - Nick Jonas