The crowd noise could favor Texas football with the way the ticket sales are falling for the Allstate Sugar Bowl compared to the Georgia fans.
The home field advantage in the Allstate Sugar Bowl on New Years Day between Texas football and the Georgia Bulldogs looks like it might be falling the way of the fans that will be wearing burnt orange. The Mercedes-Benz Superdome is set to be the sight of Texas football taking on the Dawgs in this key New Year’s Six Bowl showdown in New Orleans, LA, at 7:45 p.m. CT on Jan. 1.
For Texas football, gaining any edge that it can get over the Dawgs in the Sugar Bowl is very welcome since it is currently a 13-point underdog. Texas football did get one big advantage within the past few days with the announcement that senior Georgia All-American cornerback Deandre Baker will be missing the Sugar Bowl. The crowd advantage could just add to the favoring for the Horns heading into this matchup.
All indications are pointing toward a big crowd advantage the Texas Longhorns are set to enjoy in the Sugar Bowl showdown against Georgia out of the SEC in NOLA. A few of the mainstream ticketing sites are starting to show that the Texas football faithful could outnumber the Georgia fans at in NOLA.
New Years Day features a loaded slate of New Year’s Six Bowl games, including Texas football and Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. The Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl are also set to kick-off on the same day as the Sugar Bowl.
According to ticketing numbers from SeatGeek, Sugar Bowl tickets are some of the most sought after of any Sugar Bowl in the past five seasons. Only the 2014 Sugar Bowl, and two College Football Playoff Semifinal games in the past five seasons had a resale value for tickets higher than this Sugar Bowl. Texas football and Georgia have an average ticket resale price at $228.
Moreover, a breakdown of SeatGeek ticket shoppers by state shows that the state of Texas leads all states in the country, with 46 percent of the total shoppers coming from there. There’s 22 percent of shoppers from the state of Georgia and 10 percent from Louisiana. Those numbers also favor more fans for the Horns showing out for the Sugar Bowl.
According to ticketing numbers from Vivid Seats, the bulk of the game crowd projection for the Sugar Bowl goes to Texas fans. Vivid Seats is projecting that an estimated 65.5 percent of the crowd at the Sugar Bowl will be Texas fans (275 out of 420 fans in total based on estimations).
The Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the home of the New Orleans Saints, should mostly be filled with Texas fans if the projections from some of the more prominent secondary ticketing sites proves true. This is great to see since the Horns are really showing out for the first major bowl game for this program since 2009. The location of the Sugar Bowl is pretty much an even split seven-and-a-half-hour drive from UT-Austin and UGA.