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

TicketCity’s Top-Selling Bowl Games: Texas, Cotton Bowls Move

After last week’s three-day overview, we’ve let the numbers breathe to see what the hottest-selling bowl game tickets were. The two surprising moves were the Texas Bowl hopping on the list (at number three, no less) and the Cotton Bowl dropping three spots to number five. While the BCS National Title Game comes in at number four, it still ranks first in terms of dollar amount.

  • TicketCity Bowl – Texas Tech vs Northwestern
  • Sugar Bowl – Arkansas vs Ohio State
  • Texas Bowl – Baylor vs Illinois
  • BCS National Championship – Auburn vs Oregon
  • Cotton Bowl – Texas A&M vs LSU
  • Alamo Bowl – Oklahoma State vs Arizona
  • Capital One Bowl – Alabama vs Michigan State

The Week in TicketCity Search – December 10th

TicketCity Week in Search

Current
Rank
Last
Week
Keyword
Searched
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.

2010 Texas Bowl Seating Chart

Here’s the map for 2010 Texas Bowl, updated to show which side Baylor and Illinois sidelines are on. The game will be played on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at  5:00PM.

Texas Bowl Seating Chart