Alabama is set for a high-profile season opener against Wisconsin on Saturday in Arlington, Texas, but there is one problem.
Not a lot of tickets have been sold.
Only around 40,000 tickets have been sold as of yesterday and not many Badgers’ fans are buying them, according to NFL.com senior analyst Gil Brandt. AT&T Stadium (home of the Dallas Cowboys) seats 80,000 fans, which means that as of right now the stadium will be half full.
That’s hard to imagine. A half-full stadium for a top-25 matchup?
Alabama fans are well-traveled and always show up for big games– really any game for that matter. Brandt didn’t mention anything about the Crimson Tide having trouble selling tickets so what’s going on with Badgers’ fans?
Very rarely is a team going to be favored to beat Alabama, but a loss is not a foregone conclusion. Especially this year since the Crimson Tide still haven’t settled on a starting quarterback, all of whom are unproven.
There is still plenty of time for tickets to be sold, but these numbers are somewhat mind-boggling for one of the, if not the premiere game in the first week of college football.
They're having trouble selling tix to the #ALAvsWIS game on Saturday. Only around 40k sold as of yesterday. Very few bought by Badger fans.
— Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) September 2, 2015