2013 Capital One Bowl: Georgia ticket sales tops 10,000

Paul Abell-USA TODAY Sports

Georgia has sold about 10,000 of their allotted 12,500 tickets for the 2013 Capital One Bowl against Nebraska.

Georgia and Nebraska do not square off on the football field in the 2013 Capital One Bowl until New Year's Day, but the Bulldogs do currently have the upper hand on the Cornhuskers when it comes to tickets sales for the game.

According to Georgia ticket manager Tim Cearley, the school has sold about 10,000 tickets for the game out of their allotment of 12,500. Meanwhile, Nebraska athletic director Tom Osborne said the Cornhuskers have sold just 4,000 tickets.

Of the approximately 10,000 tickets sold by Georgia, 9,500 of those were for $87 each and the remaining 500 "prime sideline" tickets went for $92. Other tickets are available through Ticketmaster, with prices ranging from $35 to $253.

While these early returns say that Georgia will have more fans at the game than Nebraska, that may not turn out to be the case. Osborne said that at last year's Capital One Bowl against South Carolina, Nebraska had about double the amount of fans at the game than the amount of tickets sold. Osborne believes the secondary ticket market has a huge impact on these games:

"The problem is so many people buy tickets now from the secondary market," Osborne said. "People sometimes feel like you get better location and cheaper prices buying over the Internet. It's really difficult anymore to assess how many fans you're really going to have in that stadium."

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