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Rose Bowl
Average Price Per Ticket $330.00 | Get In’s $129.00
Rose Bowl Thursday Jan 1st 2:00pm
The 2015 Rose Bowl takes its place for the first time as the one of the two College Football Semifinal games as the Granddaddy of the them all will host the Number 2 and 3 seeds the Oregon Ducks and Florida State Seminoles. The current Rose Bowl ticket average price on the secondary market is $330.00 with the get in the door price of $129.00 per ticket which is a 40% decline in get in the door prices from the 2014 Rose Bowl game between the Michigan State Spartans and Stanford Cardinal’s.

Although the 2015 Rose Bowl will feature controversial Florida State quarterback Jamies Winston and the Heisman Trophy Winner Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota and is the first College Bowl game that is for the new College Football Playoff system prices or still down compared to four of the last five Rose Bowl Games. One of the most significant reasons for the lower price on Rose Bowl tickets this year is Florida State Seminoles fans don’t travel as well do to the warm climate to warm climate comparison. While having strong followings at home games as well as big games close to home certain teams fans don’t tend to travel well. The average temperature in Florida is 82 degrees while in Los Angeles the average temperature is 75 degrees. A team that plays its games in cold weather such as the Michigan State Spartans whose average temperature might be 30F would want to go for a vacation into warm sunny Pasadena.

There is a look at the Last Five Rose Bowl Ticket Price Averages.
Rose Bowl Ticket Prices

Sugar Bowl
Alabama Crimson Tide vs Ohio State Buckeyes
Average Price Per Ticket $450.00 | Get In’s $220.00
Mercedes-Benz Superdome Thursday Jan 1st 7:30pm
The 2015 Sugar Bowl is one of the semi-final games in the new College Football Playoff system and with the Crimson Tide and Buckeyes who both have strong traveling fan bases the Sugar Bowl Ticket prices have climbed to an average of $450 on the secondary market with get in the door prices starting at $220 per ticket a 58% higher price then to get into the 2015 Rose Bowl.

Ohio State Buckeyes fans are a strong traveling diehard fan base which has helped raise Sugar Bowl tickets on the secondary market by over $120 per ticket since they were announced as one of the two teams in the semi-final game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans LA.

Fiesta Bowl
Arizona Wildcats vs Boise State Broncos
Average Price $140.00 | Get In’s $63.00
University of Phoenix Stadium Wed Dec 31st 2:00pm.
Fiesta Bowl ticket prices are the cheapest for one of the Bowl Games and will most likely dip down even more as it gets closer to the 31st. The 2014 Fiesta Bowl ticket prices are almost 70% lower than the 2013 game between Baylor and UCF. If you live near the University of Phoenix Stadium and are a Wildcats fan even waiting until the day of the game to buy tickets might be your best bet to get in to the Bowl game under $50.00 per ticket.

Orange Bowl
Georgia Yellow Jackets vs Mississippi State Bulldogs
Average Price $90.00 | Get In’s $5.00
Sun Life Stadium Wednesday Dec 31st 8:00pm
Orange Bowl Ticket prices for get in’s and average are the cheapest of the big “bowl games” this year. Orange Bowl Get In’s at $5.00 per ticket are 47.8% higher than a gallon of gas in Atlanta and 41.4% higher than a gallon of gas in Mississippi. The distance from Atlanta to Miami Gardens is 650.4 miles and if your car averages just 25 miles per gallon it would cost roughly 62.14 to drive to the Orange Bowl. If you wanted to drive the 883 miles from Mississippi to Miami Gardens it would cost you roughly 73.07 in gas.

College Football Playoff National Championship
Teams TBA
Average Price $2387 | Get In’s $863.00
AT&T Stadium — Arlington, TX on Mon Jan 12, 2015 at 12:00pm
The winners of the Rose Bowl game between the Oregon Ducks and Florida Seminoles will face off against the winner of the Sugar Bowl between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Ohio State Buckeyes in the first College Football Playoff National Championship at the AT&T Stadiium in Arlington Texas on Jan 12th at 12:00pm.

The six biggest bowl games the Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Peach Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Cotton Bowl and Orange Bowl now known as the “New Years Six” will each rotate and host semi finals and then every third year one will host the College Football National Championship game.

Then there is the biggest “BOWL” of them all!

Super Bowl
Teams Unknown
University of Arizona Stadium Sunday February 1st 4:00pm
Average Price $5634.50 | Get In’s $2032.00
How strongly do you feel that your team is going to be in the 2015 Super Bowl? Depending on your answer now might be the time to make travel arrangements and purchase Super Bowl tickets.
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As of 12/16/14

Based on the Super Bowl Ticket Prices of the 2014 game the average price for a get in is down 27.42% for the 2015 Super Bowl right now. This of course is due to the teams not being named yet.
Super Bowl Ticket Prices

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Ticket prices based on secondary market averages and are subject to change.

BY: Chris M.

Rose Bowl Stadium

History of College Football Bowl Games

As the 2012 college football season nears its end, talk of what teams will play in what bowl game has started. But where did the bowl games start? Here’s a brief look at the history of bowl games in college football.

The Beginning of College Bowl Games

The term “bowl” is taken from the earliest of all bowl games, the “granddaddy of them all,” the Rose Bowl, which is also the name of the stadium in which the game is played. In 1902, the Tournament of Roses Association sponsored the East-West football game pitting teams from opposite ends of the country in an end of season event. The first game was played by Michigan and Stanford, a game that Michigan won, 49-0. Beginning in 1916, the game was played annually and was renamed the Rose Bowl in 1923 when the newly finished Rose Bowl stadium became the host.

Other cities throughout the country began to see the promotional value of such games, promoting tourism and industry in their areas. By 1940 there were five major college bowl games: the Sugar Bowl (1935), the Orange Bowl (1935), the Sun Bowl (1935), and the Cotton Bowl Classic (1937). Traditionally, bowl games were played in warm climates such as those in Southern California, Texas, Florida, and Louisiana. When the bowls originated, commercial air travel was non-existent so enough time had to be given for fans and family to travel to the games. Therefore, when football seasons ended in late November and early December, several weeks were given for travel and bowl games were played on or near New Year’s Day.

Bowl Games Increase

Up until the 1950s, all bowl games were played on New Year’s Day. At the time, there were only eight games. By the late 1950s, some of the games began playing in late December. More games began being played in December as more bowl games came into the mix. By 1990 there were 19 different bowl games and only the major bowl games were played on New Year’s Day.

Prior to 1992, bowl games had strict agreements with conferences. For example, the Rose Bowl traditionally had the champions of the Big Ten and the Pac-10 play each other. The Sugar Bowl always had the SEC champion playing the Big 8 winner. The problem with that format was that the top-ranked teams in the country may never meet at the end of the season to determine a champion.

Bowl System Now

Traditionally, committees representing each bowl game would select the teams that would compete in their bowl game. This practice still exists however, it is a little different since the inception of the College Football National Championship Game in 1998. Committees still exist but selecting teams is based upon conference affiliations with the different bowl games. Because of the bowl system and the vested economic interests related to the bowl games and also the longer regular season in Division I compared to lower divisions, there has never been a playoff system instituted to determine a national champion.

There are now 35 bowl games which begin play in mid-December and continue through early January. Teams must win six games during its regular season to be invited to play in a bowl game. The BCS system consists of five games, four “traditional” bowl games (Rose, Orange, Sugar, Fiesta) plus the national championship game. The two top-ranked teams in the final BCS poll play in the title game. Opponents for the four other games come first from the six major conferences (ACC, Big 12, Big East, Big Ten, Pac-12, and SEC), Notre Dame (if they qualify), and then other highly ranked teams.

Bowl Game Fun Facts

The University of Alabama Crimson Tide has played in the most bowl games, 57, and has won 33 of those games. Nebraska holds the record for the longest consecutive streak of bowl game appearances with 35 straight from 1969 to 2005. Currently, Florida State has appeared in 30 straight bowls and will most likely make it 31 this season. Oklahoma is the only team that has appeared in all five of the BCS bowl games. The Sun Bowl, one of the original bowl games, along with the Cotton Bowl, are the only bowl games that are not televised on the ESPN family of networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ABC). CBS broadcasts the Sun Bowl while the Cotton Bowl is televised by Fox Sports Network.