If you were one of the 30,000 fans who traveled to New Orleans in early January to see Louisville take on Florida in the Sugar Bowl, I’m sure you noticed the lack of Florida fans in the Big Easy. Even if you weren’t in attendance and watched the game on TV, I’m sure you were able to notice how much Louisville fans outnumbered Gator fans.
It wasn’t just a football game that the University of Florida lost in New Orleans on Jan. 2. According to a report from Robin Andreu of GatorSports.com, Florida lost roughly $840,000 on the Sugar Bowl, due to unsold tickets. The school fell well short of selling its required allotment of 17,500 tickets.
Florida is just one of the multiple SEC schools that took a loss on bowl ticket sales this last year.
I suppose this is what happens when you’re team is just not interested, right?