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Fewer Wisconsin Badgers Fans Making Trip to Capital One Bowl


When you turn on your televisions Wednesday, January 1st to watch the Capital One Bowl, you may see a lack of Wisconsin Badgers fans in the stadium.

This year ticket sales to the New Years Day game have been slow in Bucky land. Of the 12,500 tickets allotted to the University of Wisconsin, only around 3,400 tickets have been sold. Compare that to South Carolina’s 9,000 that have been sold.

This could be due to a number of things. One reason is I think is many fans either went to one of or all three of the past Rose Bowl appearances by Wisconsin. That puts a huge dent in the old checkbook. It’s not cheap heading out to Pasadena one year, let alone three years.

Another reason is that because the Badgers went to three straight Rose Bowls, many fans (not this guy) think the Capital One Bowl is a lesser bowl they don’t want to travel. Obviously it is a non-BCS bowl, but after being “spoiled” for three years it’s tough for some fans to want to travel to second-tier bowl.

With all the talk in past years of how well the Wisconsin Badgers fans travel, this could take a hit on this team’s wonderful fan base. Here’s hoping we see a lot of cardinal and white on Wednesday.

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  • Roderick Taylor

    I think there are a whole lot of Badger fans in Florida who are buying tickets on the open market as opposed to going through the school. I know six different people who live in Florida who are doing this.

    • Taylor

      There’s plenty of alumni association groups in Florida that will buy up some tickets. People from Wisconsin however will not be making the trek. Which is unfortunate because the Capital One Bowl is a good game to see, especially when the weather is beautiful there compared to the sub-zero temps up here.