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You and 3 friends can go to Orange Bowl for $10

12/18/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

How hot is that Virginia Tech-Cincinnati matchup in the FedEx Orange Bowl? SportsIllustrated.com's Arash Markazi blogs that tickets can be had for as low as $1 each.

Well, either demand has gone up since Markazi's post or the $1 seats have sold out, because StubHub.com's lowest offer for tickets is $2.50 at the time I write this. The seats are way up in Section 418, but for $10, four people can go to a BCS game. Not bad.

If scalpers were getting no action on the Orange Bowl, I wondered what could possibly be the pricing level for two of the other, lower-tier Big East-affiliated bowls.

The cheapest price on StubHub to the Papajohns.com Bowl, which will be played on a Monday afternoon in lovely (25 years ago) Legion Field is $40. And for the International Bowl, to be played in freezing Toronto on Jan. 3, the cheapest tickets right now are $65.

I think I'd rather spend the $2.50 and go to Miami for the Orange Bowl.