Florida Lost More Than A Football Game At The Sugar Bowl

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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?

About Nick Coffey

Nick Coffey
Nick Coffey is the creator and lead publisher for TheCardinalConnect.com. Along with covering Louisville basketball, football and recruiting, Nick has worked in sports talk radio for over three years.


  1. Great quick read but very true it pRoves Louisville fan’s right about how ky fans rep their conference as the “baby nfl” when the so called football schools can not even sell their allotment of tickets give me a break we on the rise as a FB power house go cards mofo

    • You missed the biggest reason to complaint about the Bowl system! Why should a team they invite be required to purchase 17,500 tickets? Follow the $$$$$$$!

  2. louisville is really on a row this year. jurich sholud be knighted :)

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