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Tampa, FL (Outback Bowl Communications) - Tickets to the 2014 Outback Bowl, the area’s annual major college football post-season bowl game, go on sale to the general public through Ticketmaster this Saturday, August 24th at .  The bowl plays host to teams from the Big Ten Conference and Southeastern Conference on Wednesday, January 1st in Raymond James Stadium.  Kick-off time is

Fans are encouraged to buy their tickets early.    Tickets to the game are $80 each (plus Ticketmaster service charge).  Phone orders can be placed with a credit card by calling Ticketmaster at (813) 287-8844 or 1-800-745-3000 and can be purchased online at www.ticketmaster.com.  Tickets can also be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet in the state of Florida

For information on priority seating through a bowl membership package call the Outback Bowl office directly at (813) 874-BOWL or go to the bowl web site at www.outbackbowl.com for details. 

The past four games have been decided in overtime or in the final minute.  Last year’s game featured South Carolina vs Michigan and included four lead changes in the fourth quarter with the Gamecocks winning on a touchdown pass with 11 seconds remaining.  The game was ranked by some media as the best bowl game of the season and also featured the now famous “Hit” by Jadeveon Clowney which received an ESPY Award as the “Best Sports Play of the Year.” 

The Outback Bowl will host its 28th game this season.  The Bowl attracts an average of 40,000 out of market visitors from more than 40 states each year and has contributed more than $100 million to universities over its history.  It has also generated an estimated $1 billion economic impact on the TampaBay area over this time in addition to tens of millions of dollars in free exposure for the region each year.