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1D Holds off Surging College Bowl Games – Tickifieds Top 10

texas A&M vs OklahomaThis week, seven out of the 10 most searched for tickets on Tickifieds.com ended up being college football bowl games.   You can’t say we didn’t warn you!  As we mentioned in last week’s post, each year we typically see a huge surge in interest for college football bowl games immediately following ‘Selection Sunday’.  This year proved to be no different as interested in bowl games was both deep and widespread.

However, even the strength of college football was not enough to knock One Direction out of the top spot.  Taylor Swift held her own as well dropping just 1 spot this week.  Check out the full list below to see how this week’s top 10 turned out.

Top 10 Weekly Event Ticket Searches (11/30 – 12/5/2012)

1.  One Direction

What else is there to say about 1 Direction?  Maybe if we stop talking about 1D they will just go away…

2.  Cotton Bowl

A bit of a surprise here as the most popular college football bowl isn’t even a BCS game.  Nonetheless, the Cotton Bowl is getting a lot of attention as rivals Texas A&M and Oklahoma will meet.  It doesn’t get much better than this!

3.  Taylor Swift

Demand for Taylor Swift concert tickets remains strong heading into holiday season.  On sales for her 2013 Red Tour continue this week with shows in Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Nashville officially being released to the public.

4.  BCS Championship

No surprise here as fan favorite Notre Dame will be looking for their first National Championship in nearly 25 years  against an Alabama Crimson Tide squad looking for their 3rd in 4 years.  Ticket demand is extremely high for these two storied football programs.

5.  Merry Meltdown

Fans of alternative rock are excited for the 2012 Merry Meltdown.  The event is scheduled for 12/16/2012 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, CA and will feature P.O.D., Switchfoot & Anberlin.

6.  Rose Bowl

It doesn’t matter who plays in the Rose Bowl, fans will always be lining up for tickets .  This year the Stanford Cardinals will face the Wisconsin Badgers

7.  Fiesta Bowl

Of all the BCS Bowl games the Fiesta Bowl probably has the best matchup outside of the Championship game:  Oregon Ducks vs Kansas State Wildcats.  Had the season ended a little differently, this could have been the BCS Championship game matchup!

8.  Capital One Bowl

Wow…Nebraska Cornhuskers vs Georgia Bulldogs.  You’d think these two major football programs would be playing in a BCS game.  Nope…it’s the Captial One Bowl!

9.  Chick-fil-A Bowl

The Chick-Fil-A Bowl committee must be pleased to have landed the LSU Tigers and Clemson Tigers this year.  The Georgia Dome will certainly be rocking for this game!

10.  Outback Bowl

Last but not least, we have the Outback Bowl.  Interest should remain high for this game between 2 dominant football programs once thought to have a chance at a BCS game.

This top 10 list is compiled from internal search data from Tickifieds.com and organic traffic from search engines.  Search terms are ranked by using a combination of both sources of search data.

2012-13 Bowl Game Schedule

The 2012-13 BCS National Championship Game will feature the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Updated 12/2/2012 8:25 PM (CT) – The day many event ticket marketers have been waiting for is almost here; College Football Selection Sunday!  On Sunday December 2nd, ESPN will broadcast the NCAA football bowl game selection show at 8:30 PM (ET).  During the show they will announce what teams received and officially accepted bids to each of the 35 bowl games on the schedule this year.

While we are waiting for the match-ups to be announced, we have provided you with a schedule of the 2012-2013 College Football bowl game.  Check back often as we will update this schedule are the teams are officially announced.

2012 – 2013 College Football Bowl Game Schedule

BCS Bowl Games

BOWL DATE LOCATION MATCHUP
BCS National Championship Monday, January 07, 2013 Miami, FL Notre Dame vs Alabama/Georgia
Fiesta Bowl Thursday, January 03, 2013 Glendale, AZ Kansas State vs Oregon
Sugar Bowl Wednesday, January 02, 2013 New Orleans, La. Florida vs Louisville
Rose Bowl Tuesday, January 01, 2013 Pasadena, CA Wisconsin vs Stanford
Orange Bowl Tuesday, January 01, 2013 Miami, FL  Florida State vs NIU

Other Bowl Games:

BOWL DATE LOCATION MATCHUP
GoDaddy.com Sunday, January 06, 2013 Mobile, AL Kent State vs Arkansas State
BBVA Compass Saturday, January 05, 2013 Birmingham, AL Pittsburgh vs Ole Miss
Cotton Friday, January 04, 2013 Arlington, TX Texas A&M vs Oklahoma
Heart of Dallas Tuesday, January 01, 2013 Dallas, TX Purdue vs Oklahoma State
Outback Tuesday, January 01, 2013 Tampa, FL Michigan vs South Carolina
Gator Tuesday, January 01, 2013 Jacksonville, FL Northwestern vs Mississippi State
Capital One Tuesday, January 01, 2013 Orlando, FL Nebraska vs Georgia
Sun Monday, December 31, 2012 El Paso, TX USC vs Georgia Tech
Music City Monday, December 31, 2012 Nashville, TN Vanderbilt vs NC State
Liberty Monday, December 31, 2012 Memphis, TN Tulsa vs Iowa State
Chick-fil-A Monday, December 31, 2012 Atlanta, GA LSU vs Clemson
Pinstripe Saturday, December 29, 2012 New York, NY West Virginia vs Syracuse
Kraft Fight Hunger Saturday, December 29, 2012 San Francisco, CA Arizona State vs Navy
Buffalo Wild Wings Saturday, December 29, 2012 Phoenix, AZ TCU vs Michigan State
Armed Forces Saturday, December 29, 2012 Fort Worth, TX Air Force vs Rice
Alamo Saturday, December 29, 2012 San Antonio, TX Texas vs Oregon State
Russell Athletic Friday, December 28, 2012 Orlando, FL Rutgers vs Virginia Tech
Meineke Car Care Friday, December 28, 2012 Houston, TX Minnesota vs Texas Tech
Independence Friday, December 28, 2012 Shreveport, LA Louisiana Monroe vs Ohio
Military Thursday, December 27, 2012 Washington, D.C. Bowling Green vs San Jose State
Holiday Thursday, December 27, 2012 San Diego, CA UCLA vs Baylor
Belk Thursday, December 27, 2012 Charlotte, NC Cincinnati vs Duke
Little Caesars Wednesday, December 26, 2012 Detroit, MI Western Kentucky vs Central Michigan
Hawaii Monday, December 24, 2012 Honolulu, HI Fresno State vs SMU
New Orleans Saturday, December 22, 2012 New Orleans, LA Louisiana-Lafayette vs ECU
Las Vegas Saturday, December 22, 2012 Las Vegas, NV Boise State vs Washington
Beef O’Brady’s Friday, December 21, 2012 St. Petersburg, FL UCF vs Ball State
Poinsettia Thursday, December 20, 2012 San Diego, CA SDSU vs BYU
New Mexico Saturday, December 15, 2012 Albuquerque, NM Nevada vs Arizona
Famous Idaho Potato Saturday, December 15, 2012 Boise, ID Toldeo vs Utah State

2011-2012 College Football Bowl Game Schedule

2012 BCS Championship

Although the BCS Championship Series Bowl games are the most anticipated, several other bowls also garner much attention.

Some of the most highly anticipated sporting events in the world are the annual college football bowl games.  Each year, top college football teams across the season participate in these post-season bowl games that play a large part in determine the final rankings.  The biggest of which is the BCS National Championship game.  The BCS Championship game will be held at the Superdome in New Orleans on Jaunary 9th, 2012 and will feature the number 1 and numer 2 ranked teams in the nation.  The winner of each of the BCS conferences will appear in their respective BCS Bowl game (unless the champion earns a berth in the BCS title game).  The winner of the ACC will go to the Orange Bowl, Big 10 to the Rose Bowl, Big 12 to the Fiesta Bowl, Pac-12 to the Rose Bowl, and the SEC to the Sugar Bowl.

Although the Bowl Championship Series games are often the biggest draws, several other bowl games are immensely popular and offer alumni and college football fans alike a chance to travel to a warm destination to root for their favorite team.  Some of the most popular bowl games include the Capital One Bowl, Champs Sports Bowl, Chick-fil-A Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Outback Bowl, and the Pinstripe Bowl (held at Yankee Stadium).

With bowl game season nearly upon, here is a complete schedule for the 2011-2012 College Football Bowl games.

 

Bowl Date Location
Alamo Bowl

12/29/2011

Alamodome, 
San Antonio, TX
Armed Forces Bowl

12/30/2011

Gerald J. Ford Stadium, 
University Park, TX
BCS National Championship

1/9/2011

Superdome, 
New Orleans, LA
Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl

12/20/2011

Tropicana Field, 
St. Petersburg, FL
BBVA Compass Bowl

1/7/2011

Legion Field, 
Birmingham, AL
Belk Bowl

12/27/2011

Bank of America Stadium, 
Charlotte, NC
Capital One Bowl

1/1/2011

Citrus Bowl, 
Orlando, FL
Champs Sports Bowl

12/29/2011

Citrus Bowl, 
Orlando, FL
Chick-fil-A Bowl

12/31/2011

Georgia Dome, 
Atlanta, GA
Cotton Bowl

1/6/2011

Cowboys Stadium, 
Arlington, TX
Fiesta Bowl

1/2/2011

University of Phoenix Stadium, 
Glendale, AZ
Gator Bowl

1/2/2011

Municipal Stadium, 
Jacksonville, FL
GoDaddy.Com Bowl Ladd-Peebles Stadium, 
Mobile, AL
Hawaii Bowl

12/24/2011

Aloha Stadium, 
Honolulu, HI
Holiday Bowl

12/28/2011

Qualcomm Stadium, 
San Diego, CA
Humanitarian Bowl

12/17/2011

Bronco Stadium, 
Boise, ID
Independence Bowl

12/26/2011

Independence Stadium, 
Shreveport, LA
Insight Bowl

12/30/2011

Sun Devil Stadium, 
Tempe, AZ
Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

12/31/2011

ATT Park, 
San Francisco, CA
Las Vegas Bowl

12/22/2011

Sam Boyd Stadium, 
Las Vegas, NV
Liberty Bowl

12/31/2011

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, 
Memphis, TN
Little Caesars Pizza Bowl

12/27/2011

Ford Field, 
Detroit, MI
Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas

12/31/2011

Reliant Stadium, 
Houston, TX
Military Bowl

12/28/2011

RFK Stadium, 
Washington, DC
Music City Bowl

12/30/2011

LP Field, 
Nashville, TN
New Mexico Bowl

12/17/2011

University Stadium, 
Albuquerque, NM
New Orleans Bowl

12/17/2011

Superdome, 
New Orleans, LA
Orange Bowl

1/3/2011

Sun Life Stadium,
Miami, FL
Outback Bowl

1/2/2011

Raymond James Stadium, 
Tampa, FL
Pinstripe Bowl

12/30/2011

Yankee Stadium, 
Bronx, NY
Poinsettia Bowl

12/21/2011

Qualcomm Stadium, 
San Diego, CA
Rose Bowl

1/2/2011

Rose Bowl, 
Pasadena, CA
Sugar Bowl

1/3/2011

Superdome, 
New Orleans, LA
Sun Bowl

12/31/2011

Sun Bowl Stadium, 
El Paso, TX
TicketCity Bowl

1/1/2011

Cotton Bowl Stadium, 
Dallas, TX


Top 10 Events This Weekend (12/30 – 01/01)

This is a HUGE weekend for ticketed events.  People feel the need to go out there and be part of something spectacular for New Year’s Eve.  Obviously sporting events are prevalent on the list given that the bowl season is upon us as well at important games for NFL Football and NHL Hockey.

The 2011 NHL Winter Classic takes place this year on New Years Day between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals  at 1:00 PM at Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  This will be one chilly yet exciting game outdoors at the home of the Pittsburgh Steelers!

Bowl games are obviously very successful events to promote.  While they remain very popular with big attendance, a lot of bowl game ticket prices are coming down.  Tickets for the Fiesta Bowl can easily be found for as little at $17.  Clearly this is not the case for the BCS Bowl between the Auburn Tigers and the Oregon Ducks.

Don’t let those college kids overestimate themselves.  There is plenty going on in the NFL as well.  A week after not even being assured a postseason position, the New Orleans Saints have the opportunity to earn home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs if are favorable to them in Week 17.  The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ postseason stance is not quite as sunny.  The Bucs need to defeat an opponent with a winning record for the first time all season and they still need to have two more outcomes go in their favor to even make the playoffs.

The New York Giants cling to their slim playoff hopes as they visit their rivals, the Washington Redskins.  It’s been a turbulent year in Washington as Head Coach Mike Shanahan hasn’t been the best at handling the public situations surrounding his players.  The New York Giants are in the middle of an all out meltdown like when they let a massive second half lead escpae from them against the Eagles two weeks ago.  They’ve also allowed their season slip away as well. The Giants need a win and a Packers loss at home to Chicago to make the playoffs.

And, if you still want to go to a football game, just for the heck of it, for super cheap, check out out the San Francisco 49’s vs. the Arizona Cardinals.  PLENTY of tickets to be found for under $30 each.

 Phish has also been quietly climbing the charts with their colorful and might I say smokey performances?  Never underestimate those that seem a little phish-ey.  Ok, that’s a terrible joke.

  1. NHL Winter Classic, Saturday, 01/01/2011 – Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Chick Fil-A Bowl Florida State vs South Carolina Tickets, Friday, 12/31/2010 – Atlanta, Georgia
  3. Fiesta Bowl Oklahoma vs Connecticut, Saturday, 1/1/2011 – Glendale, AZ
  4. Phish– Madison Square Garden, Friday, 12/31/ 2010 – New York, NY
  5. Capitalone Bowl Michigan State vs.  Alalabma, Saturday, 1/1/2011- Orlando, FL.
  6. Saints vs. Tampa Bay Bucs, Sunday, 01/02/2011, New Orleans, LA
  7. Redskins vs Giants, Sunday 01/02/2011, Washington, D.C.
  8. 49ers vs cardinals, Sunday 01/02/2011, San Francisco, CA
  9. Meineke Car Care Bowl – Clemson vs South Florida Tickets, Friday, 12/31/2010 – Charlotte, NC
  10. Syracuse – Notre Dame Basketball, Saturday 1/1/2011 – Syracuse, NY

Top 10 College Football Bowl Games 2009-2010

Today is college football’s Championship Saturday and football fans around the nation will be eagerly awaiting the outcomes of the Big 12 and SEC Championship games .  The action that takes place on the field today will determine which teams are going to the BCS National Championship game and what teams end up going to the BCS Championship game will influence who will be invited to all the other major bowl games.

Most in the ticket industry know that the College Football Bowl game season is one of the biggest sales opportunities of the year.  This year will be no exception as popular teams like the Texas Longhorns, Florida Gators, and Alabama Crimson Tide will all be vying for a birth in the championship game.

While the BCS National Championship game will surely be a big seller, the following Top 10 bowl games should also attract eager ticket buyers (predicted teams in parentheses, bold denotes confirmed):

  1. BCS Championship Game (Florida Gators vs. Texas Longhorns)
  2. Rose Bowl (Oregon Ducks vs. Ohio State Buckeyes)
  3. Sugar Bowl (Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Cincinnati Bearcats)
  4. Orange Bowl (Georgia Tech vs. TCU)
  5. Fiesta Bowl (Iowa vs. Boise State)
  6. Cotton Bowl (Oklahoma State vs. Mississippi)
  7. Alamo Bowl (Texas Tech vs. Michigan State)
  8. Sun Bowl (Cal vs. Oklahoma Sooners)
  9. Chick-Fil-A Bowl (Tennessee vs. Virginia Tech)
  10. Capital One Bowl (Penn State vs. LSU)
  11. Holiday Bowl (USC vs. Nebraska)
  12. Emerald Bowl (Boston College vs. Stanford)
  13. Maaco Bowl (Oregon State vs. BYU)

Ok, so we included a few more than just 10 Bowl games- with such a lineup of potentially great games it was really difficult to narrow it down to just 10.  Be sure to check out the many great deals on these college football bowl games over in our NCAA Tickets section.