"Also, Iowa State's successful trip to the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tenn., last season -- at least in terms of ticket sales -- has the conference considering deals with bowls closer to campuses...
Last year, the SEC did not have enough bowl eligible teams to fill the Liberty Bowl slot and game organizers struck a deal with Iowa State. Cylcones fans gobbled up tickets and about 25,000 showed up to watch their team lose to Tulsa. Ames, Iowa, is about a six-hour drive from Memphis."
bummer the team didn't show up with all the fans
*affect-there is a reason i went into art instead of journalism...i don't speak so good.
All bowls are requiring participating schools to purchase a block of tickets. If those tickets cannot be resold the schools absorb the expense. Minor bowls do not pay enough to allow a school to absorb that expense and still make a profit or break even. What conference would want its members to play in bowls and lose money doing so? Some schools normally sell way more tickets than required. Guess which schools are very attractive to minor bowls that have problems filling a stadium?
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