MU Insight Bowl ticket packages selling faster than expected

Thursday, December 16, 2010 | 5:51 p.m. CST; updated 6:39 p.m. CST, Thursday, December 16, 2010

COLUMBIA — More than half of MU's allotment of tickets for the Insight Bowl game against Iowa have been sold as of Tuesday.

MU athletic department spokesman Chad Moller said 7,000 of 11,000 seats available to MU fans have been claimed.

Of those 7,000 tickets, 100 trip packages that include a 4-night hotel stay, a seat on a bus to Tempe, Ariz., a ticket to the game and breakfast for each day of the trip, sold out in two days. This was faster than the expected four to five-day time frame, said Lauren Karr, campus activities coordinator.

“We sold out the ticket packages Monday morning,” she said.

The group of MU fans making the bus trip includes family members and high school friends of MU students. Students are allowed to bring nonstudent guests on the trip, Karr said.

She said students made up the vast majority of those who bought the $99 package,  but she said some families signed up as well.

“It will be interesting to see how Mom and Dad handle a 23-hour bus trip,” Karr said.

Tracy Turner, who manages the Missouri Students Association/Graduate Professional Council box office, said interest in the tickets was very high.

“Mizzou Athletics, Student Affairs, Student Life, the Mizzou Alumni Association and individual alumni donors made this trip financially affordable for students and because of that we had high demand," she said.

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wayne mortensen December 17, 2010 | 11:22 a.m.

Congratulations, Tiger fans. You have managed, in two weeks, to sell as many tickets as Nebraska would have sold in 20 minutes.

I'm sure the Insight Bowl is pleasantly surprised, though. Good luck in Phoenix (we are all jealous, really) and I look forward to watching a good game.

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john finch December 20, 2010 | 11:12 a.m.

Hey Wayne-

20 minutes? Really? As of today (12/20) the Huskers still have 3900 tickets left of their allotment for their bowl game. How does that crow taste anyways?

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