MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - First-day tickets sales for West Virginia University's Dec. 28 bowl game were slower compared to last year but officials expect the school's allotment to sell out.
WVU spokesman Matt Wells told the Dominion Post that about 2,800 tickets were sold on Monday. The university was provided 12,500 tickets for the Champs Sports Bowl against North Carolina State.
Wells says he's confident every ticket, priced at $65, will be sold.
Last year WVU sold more than 12,000 tickets to the Gator Bowl in less than three hours, prompting officials to suspend sales until they could secure more tickets.
Wells says last year's bowl game was on New Year's Day, while the Christmas holiday factors into travel to this year's game in Orlando, Fla.