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Old 01-10-2017, 01:51 PM
 
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I am curious to know exactly how bowl games make money. I am not talking about the big bowl games (Fiesta Sugar, Orange, etc.) because that's pretty obvious. I am referring to the useless bowl games we now have that feature riveting match ups between 6-6 teams being played in front of less than half full stadiums. I cannot imagine the sponsors are paying seven figures to have their names on the game, nor at TV ratings anything stellar. Take for example the 2016 Quicklane Bowl played in Detroit between 6-6 Boston College and 6-6 Maryland in front of 19,000 fans. How is that bowl making money?
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Old 01-10-2017, 02:31 PM
 
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I mean they sell tickets and make money. What are their expenditures? Lights for that one night can't cost that much money. If it is even a night game. Concessions, Water, etc.

19K times whatever the ticket price is quite a bit of money. even at $20 per ticket your talking 380K.

Team payouts are pretty small for the lower tier bowls too.
It is the TEAMS that are generally losing money on these crap bowls.
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Old 01-10-2017, 02:42 PM
 
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I mean they sell tickets and make money. What are their expenditures? Lights for that one night can't cost that much money. If it is even a night game. Concessions, Water, etc.

19K times whatever the ticket price is quite a bit of money. even at $20 per ticket your talking 380K.

Team payouts are pretty small for the lower tier bowls too.
It is the TEAMS that are generally losing money on these crap bowls.
BS !


I don't know why posters keep bashing the lessor bowl games.


A sponsor is willing to sponsor them, the teams are willing to play in them , and the colleges do make money.


Seems the ones complaining are the ones sitting on a couch and too lazy to turn the remote away from a game they don't want to watch .
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Old 01-11-2017, 06:30 AM
 
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BS !


I don't know why posters keep bashing the lessor bowl games.


A sponsor is willing to sponsor them, the teams are willing to play in them , and the colleges do make money.


Seems the ones complaining are the ones sitting on a couch and too lazy to turn the remote away from a game they don't want to watch .
First of all, I don't mind the lesser bowls. I enjoyed quite a few of them this season in particular.

Second of all, here are a couple of articles that support my statement so I'll stand by it.


Bowl Games Are Not Always Winners For Schools CBS Miami

do-the-economics-of-bowl-games-make-sense-for-schools-sponsors
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:48 AM
 
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Schools can reject any bowl invitations of bowls they don't want to participate in.
Sponsors can drop their sponsorship of bowls from year to year.
Cities can refuse to host those bowl games


Lastly, fans who hate those bowl games are under no obligation to watch them.


Some of those lessor bowl games have produced some close exciting games.


If some are money losers, they will be weeded out.
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Old 01-11-2017, 08:51 AM
 
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The AD of a Sunbelt Conference bowl team was just stating that the Sunbelt Conference schools benefitted $$$$$$$$$$ from having many teams go to a bowl this year.


(Sunbelt Conference teams rarely play in the "big name " bowl games )
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Old 07-14-2017, 09:38 AM
 
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Corporate sponsors now liter the bowl landscape. Many of these lower tier bowl games don't even sell half their tickets but with a corporate sponsor that covers your costs at least.
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