Over at Cardiac Hill, I mentioned earlier today that Pitt’s ticket sales weren’t going all that great according to a recent look at Big East sales by ESPN.com’s Andrea Adelson. But it looks like SMU may be having difficulty in selling their tickets as well.
According to PonyFans.com, a large outlet for SMU fans, those who have bought tickets report that only about 500 have been purchased as of about a week ago.
Similar to the recent report on Pitt’s sales, this doesn’t include sales from third party sites, but regardless, both figures are pretty disappointing. If the reports and speculation are correct, the two schools could have combined to sell less than 3,000 tickets so far. This could be a sign of things to come as the games with the two highest attendance figures were in 2009 and 2010 when the contest included an SEC team. Without one this year, it will be interesting to see where ticket sales end up.
For more on Pitt football and the bowl game, check out SB Nation’s Pitt blog, Cardiac Hill.