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Michigan has already managed to use up every last ticket of its official allotment for the 2013 Outback Bowl.
While troubling ticket sales continue to plague lesser-known bowl games around the country, the Michigan Wolverines announced on Sunday that the school has already fulfilled its entire ticket allotment, reported Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com.
The Wolverines were given a total of 12,500 tickets for Tuesday's 2013 Outback Bowl against South Carolina, and have already doled them all out with less than two days remaining until kickoff. Despite the presence of online entities like Stub Hub that have made fans less apt to purchase from a school's official ticket office, Michigan ultimately did not face the same level of diminished demand from its fan base that plagued other programs around America.
Set for Jan. 1 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, the Outback Bowl will shell out approximately $3.4 million per school for participating in the game. The stadium itself holds 65,908 seats, and even though South Carolina fans have significantly less to travel, it sounds like a fair share of the fans in attendance will be cheering for the Wolverines.
Per Michigan spokesperson, the school has used its entire ticket allotment (12,500) for Tuesday's Outback Bowl vs. South Carolina.— Michael Rothstein (@mikerothstein) December 30, 2012