As a Duck fan living in Southern California, I’m incredibly excited we made it to the Rose Bowl, for the obvious reason that we’re Pac 10 champs in a BCS bowl, but also because it’s conceivable that I could attend! I’ve only been able to go to one game since I graduated from school in 2004, and that was the eminently forgettable 16 – 0 ugliness that occurred against UCLA the week after we lost Dennis Dixon for the season.
Anyway, I’m interested in getting Rose Bowl tickets, as I’m sure others of you are as well. However, I have no idea how to go about obtaining them. A quick Google search led me to the Rose Bowl website, which explained that a “limited number” of tickets were going on sale at Ticketmaster on Tuesday, December 8th. Here’s the link, if anyone’s interested: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0B00436D9F964973?brand=rosebowl
A couple of issues:
1. It appears tickets are $145, which are dang expensive. I could still swing that, but then there are Ticketmaster’s fees, which will probably wind up in the $15 per ticket range, if not more, plus overnight shipping, which seems completely unnecessary, but will cost another $10 - $20. Yikes.
2. These are general admission tickets. It would be really nice to be able to sit amongst Oregon fans.
So here’s my purpose for this thread, if the rest of you wise, all-knowing ATQers out there are willing to participate. What are our options for getting tickets? Is the University selling tickets? Are there any ways to buy tickets to avoid all the extra fees? Does anyone have any alternate ticket-purchasing methods to recommend?
As I said, I would love to go, and I would especially love to meet any of you ATQ community members who attend. I’m pretty much a novice at tailgating, but living in SoCal, I would be driving there and would be able to host a tailgate for those of you flying in from other parts of the country. So any help is greatly appreciated.