UCF earned the Group of Five's spot in a New Year's Six bowl with a double-overtime win over Memphis in the AAC Championship on Saturday. A day later, the Knights were invited to the Peach Bowl in Atlanta, where thousands of fans will watch them face Auburn.
Twenty-four hours after UCF was given their allotment of 12,500 tickets, the tickets were gone.
“I just got a call late night, UCF sold out their total allotment of 12,500 in their first day of sales, so UCF is fired up,” Peach Bowl CEO and president Gary Stokan said. “That’s got a record in the CFP era. I don’t know that anybody sold out in first day of sales.”
Stokan did not say if additional tickets could be freed up for UCF (or Auburn if they also sell their allotment), though it seems unlikely given the heavy interest in the game both before and after the matchup announcement.
“It’s interesting, we really work hard during the year to sell a lot of tickets, when you put the 12,500 allotments on top of that, we are really down to less than 2,000 upper level tickets,” Stokan added. “You get a bump from announcement of teams.”
Peach Bowl kickoff is at 12:30 p.m. ET on New Year's Day.