Report: Florida State Lost $478,000 By Playing In ACC Championship
Apparently winning isn’t everything. There have to be enough people there to see it, too.
Florida State’s inability to sell its allotment of tickets to the ACC Championship game this past December has cost the school a great deal of money. The school was slotted to sell 10,000 tickets yet was only able to offload 2,033, and was forced to eat a portion of the cost for the unsold amount, according to Warchant.com.
The game, if you remember, featured the Seminoles against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, who had finished just 6-6 on the season. Because of self-imposed sanctions for Miami and NCAA sanctions for UNC, Georgia Tech qualified for the game despite a weak record. That, coupled with Florida State’s loss to Florida the week prior that essentially knocked the Seminoles from BCS National Championship talk, made the game a much tougher sell than normal.
Warchant reached out to the ACC, who claimed that there have already been internal discussions to make sure schools participating in future championship games cannot suffer financial losses.