Heather Dinich of ESPN is reporting that Virginia Tech has sold 3,000 tickets and Boston College just under 2,000 tickets to this weekend’s ACC Title Game in Tampa.
This is probably due to two factors: first and foremost, the overall economy has either negatively affected people or if it hasn’t, a lot of folks are scared that the current recession will have an impact on them and they are therefore being very conservative in their spending, especially as we head towards the holidays. Secondly, and with all due respect to fans of Boston College, you have at least one team that is not well known for their fans travelling in droves to away games.
Pictured is the crowd from last season’s Conference Championship game, and it looks like we will see another repeat of that in Raymond James Stadium this Saturday. The bottom line (literally) is that this game can’t move to Charlotte fast enough. If it doesn’t work there, the ACC may have to take a long and hard look at making the Title Tilt a home game for the team with a better record.
UPDATE #1: What a Bargain! Buy One Get One Free!!!
What’s next? That guy in Robocop selling Soda Pop Shootout tickets yelling “I’d buy that for a dollar!!!”?
Frankly, this game has become an embarrassment to the ACC.