Monday, January 11, 2010

What does Tebow playing mean in terms of ticket sales?

Apparently alot to the Senior Bowl.

According to Senior Bowl public relations director Kevin McDermond, more than 1, 200 tickets were sold on Saturday, the most tickets sold in a single day in the game's history.

That was until Sunday.

That's when Tebow-mania struck again with the sale of 1, 800 tickets.

"It's amazing the affect that Tim Tebow has had on our ticket sales over the past 24 hours," Senior Bowl president and CEO Steve Hale said Sunday. "In my 16 years with the game, I have never seen a single player spark so much interest from our ticket buyers. We have reached record numbers since his announcement, and our staff is working overtime to fulfill the needs of college football fans.

"This is a true testament to the way college football fans feel about Tim's illustrious career."

Because of the demand for tickets, Senior Bowl ticket office officials remained open past 10 p.m. on Saturday and remained open past normal hours on Sunday as well.

Full story here. (And we know you still love Timmy Alabama.)

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