This escalated quickly. From Miami Today:
Ticket sales for the Friday night Discover Orange Bowl matchup Jan. 3 at Sun Life Stadium are going better than expected. A weekend night game, strong college football season and exciting Ohio State Buckeyes-Clemson Tigers matchup have all contributed to a better climate for tickets sales this year.
“We have had a really nice college football season and a lot of people are excited that our game dates are better this year [than last]. It’s Friday night and it’ll be the holiday weekend,” said Dawson Hughes, vice president of ticket sales and operations at the Orange Bowl Committee. Last year’s Tuesday game on New Year’s Day just didn’t spark the type of sales that the committee is seeing now.
“From a ticket standpoint, the goal from our end is that the tickets are sold out [before teams get their tickets]. That hasn’t been the case, but this year we’ve gotten very close, we’re down to about 1,000 available seats,” Mr. Hughes said.
It's good to hear Orange Bowl ticket sales have been brisk, because Ohio State's seniors deserve to be sent off in the best possible college football atmosphere outside the Horseshoe.
With the sting of the loss to Michigan State starting to subside, there's a lot to look forward to in a match-up with the explosive Clemson Tigers. (Charlie Bauman still had it coming, though.)