Dec. 7, 2011
Tallahassee, FL –
Seminole fans needed just two days to snap up all 13,500 tickets Florida State was allotted on top of an extra 2,400 FSU requested to the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl. The match-up with Notre Dame was announced Sunday evening around 9:00 p.m. and as of Tuesday evening the complete allotment plus the extra tickets requested were sold out according to FSU Assistant AD for Ticket Sales and Operations Ben Zierden.
“The match-up with Notre Dame and the location in Orlando have made this a very attractive ticket for our fans,” said Zierden. “Florida State fans have a history of strong support during bowl season and this year is no different. We are excited that our team will walk into the Florida Citrus Bowl with a large Seminole fan base in attendance.”
Florida State has had plenty of success filling the stands at the Florida Citrus Bowl in the past. FSU and Notre Dame drew a then-record crowd of 72,868 when the teams met in Orlando’s Florida Citrus Bowl in 1994. The game is still the third-highest attended football game in stadium history. Seminole fans also helped pack the house in 2008 when Florida State and Wisconsin met in the Champs Sports Bowl in front of a crowd of 52,692.
The team will arrive in Orlando December 24 and begin practice on Christmas Day. A complete digital fan guide will be available on Seminoles.com by December 15 and the Champs Sports Bowl Central page is already available. A complete fan Q&A with information on events, parking and game day activities will also be available on-line at Seminoles.com.