Utah, BYU bowl game sold out; controversy brews among fans over ticket sales

Posted at 8:10 PM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 13:24:51-05

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Holy War in Sin City for the first time.

This year, the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl puts a historic matchup between Brigham Young University and University of Utah.

Making the trek down south on Interstate 15 is convenient for fans of both teams, but the problem is securing a ticket.

Utah fans are crying foul saying BYU got the upper hand on buying a bigger chunk of tickets early.

The Las Vegas Bowl officials began selling tickets in the summer once they secured sponsors. Each school had a certain amount of tickets based on how they negotiated their contracts with their conference.

Independent BYU secured 11,000 tickets to Utah’s 7,500. There were about 5,000 tickets left over that were gone by Sunday.

By Monday morning, bowl officials reported that the Dec. 19 game was sold out of tickets to the general public.

BYU accepted their invitation to the bowl game Wednesday, Utah found out Sunday they’ll be going back to the Las Vegas Bowl for the second year in a row.

Social media chatter shows that Utah fans feel like they were handed an unfair advantage in trying to secure tickets. So, Sam Boyd Stadium, where the game is going to be held, will be mostly filled with BYU fans.

If you want to buy tickets, your best bet it to find tickets at Stub Hub. Prices range from $189 to $1250.