Secure your Outback Bowl tickets to see two of the top teams from the Big Ten and SEC in a battle for supremacy! The Outback Bowl started in 1986 and was known as the Hall of Fame Bowl through 1994. The name changed when Outback Steakhouse became the title sponsor in 1995. In addition to a new name, the game also signed conference tie-in deals with the Big Ten Conference and Southeastern Conference which have remained in place ever since. The game usually features at least one nationally ranked team due to the strength of the Power Five conferences.
Some of the more successful teams in the history of the bowl include the Iowa Hawkeyes, Michigan Wolverines, South Carolina Gamecocks, Florida Gators and Georgia Bulldogs. Each of these teams has made multiple appearances and won three or more Outback Bowl games. In addition to the regular appearances by Big Ten and SEC teams, there have been occasions where Independent, ACC and Big East squads have played in the game. There’s no better way to spend your New Year’s Day than at an NCAA college bowl game. Take a trip to Tampa and get your Outback Bowl tickets from TicketSmarter, the official ticket resale partner of ESPN Events.
Tickets to the Outback Bowl are in high demand due to having teams from Power Five conferences, a game played on a holiday and a sunny location in the wintertime. Students, fans and alumni associated with Big Ten and SEC schools are known to travel well and will fill Raymond James Stadium to capacity for the game. Some of the factors that will affect Outback Bowl ticket prices include the teams competing, the win-loss record of both teams, seating location and travel distance for fans.
Outback Bowl ticket prices generally start somewhere between $50 and $90 depending on the matchup. The average price of a ticket will generally fall between $125 and $170. Seats located in the lower levels and closer to the 50-yard line will be the most expensive. For a cheaper option, look for upper-level seats and seats located behind the end zones.
The Outback Bowl is traditionally played on New Year’s Day. If January 1 is on a Sunday, the game will be pushed to Monday, January 2. The game is usually the first game of a series of New Year’s Day bowls and has started as early as 11 am local time. The Outback Bowl schedule features a plethora of events leading up to the big game. Teams will arrive a week before the game with practices, hospital visits and team nights in the city of Tampa. Other events for fans to enjoy include the Gridiron Gala, Battle of the Bands at Busch Gardens, New Year’s Eve parade, pep rallies and Pregame Bowl Bash.
Outback Bowl tickets go on sale in late August. Fans should keep an eye on TicketSmarter’s event listings around that time as we will have tickets available as soon as they go on sale. The teams for the bowl will be selected in early December, which is when the full allotment will become available. That will be the best time to buy as you will have more variety available when picking a seating location.
The Outback Bowl was originally played at Tampa Stadium and then moved to Raymond James Stadium at 4201 N Dale Mabry Hwy, Tampa, FL 33607 in 1999. Ray Jay is an NFL stadium that serves as the primary home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the South Florida Bulls football team. The venue holds a seating capacity of 65,618 that can be expanded to 75,000 for bigger games. The Outback Bowl seating chart has multiple levels of seating that offers fantastic views of the field from every location.
The lower 100-level surrounds the entire field. The upper 200- and 300-level runs along each sideline and into the corners of the end zone to make room for the massive video boards at each end of the stadium. Hall of Fame Club and Stadium Club seating is located between the 200- and 300-level. The club sections provide fans with a more luxurious experience and seating parallel to the sidelines.
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