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Major Program Struggling To Sell Its Bowl Game Tickets

A general view of Michigan's football stadium.

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: General view of the fans filling the University of Michigan Stadium prior to the start of the game between the Michigan Wolverines and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Every year, we see stories of programs struggling to sell their allotted bowl tickets. It looks like Michigan is dealing with that right now.

According to the Detroit Free Press' Nick Baumgardner, Michigan has sold just 8,200 of its allotment of 13,000 tickets for its Peach Bowl game against Florida on December 29.

Additionally, Kyle Rowland of the Toledo Blade reports that a much larger amount of tickets sold on the secondary market have been purchased by people with Florida zip codes as opposed to those from Michigan.

Michigan and Florida will play at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Saturday.

Perhaps the hangover from missing out on the Big Ten title and a College Football Playoff berth is preventing Wolverine fans from buying the tickets. Maybe it also has to do with the location of the game.

Or perhaps there is some matchup fatgue as well. These two teams met in a bowl three years ago and in the opening game of the 2017 season, with Michigan winning handily both times.

Whatever the reason, there are still plenty of good seats available if you're a fan of the Maize and Blue and are looking for a late Christmas gift.