Tiger fans looking for tickets and accommodations for SEC Championship
Updated On: Dec 01 2013 11:10:24 PM CST
Saturday night, University of Missouri Tiger fans rushed the field after the Tigers beat Texas A&M 28-21. And now fans are rushing to find tickets and accommodations in Atlanta for next Saturday's game.
The Scholarship Fund Donors and 2013 season ticket holders got first dibs on tickets and a travel package. The Tiger Quarterback Club said that right now, it's best to keep checking the MU Tiger website and calling the ticket office for information about availability.
But some fans are urging other fans without tickets to just head to Atlanta and take a risk.
"I think it's worth the risk, and I would definitely go find the Alumni Association's hotel," said Tiger fan Don Johnson, who is attending the game. "They'll have a tailgate and that would be a place where you might find someone there who will say 'I have an extra ticket.'"
Anyone who already has tickets or plans on going regardless, ABC 17 News used Priceline to look for the cheapest flights to get there.
Out of the St. Louis-Lambert International Airport, the cheapest flight was just over $400 on US Airways.
Out of Kansas City International Airport, the cheapest flight was just over $500, also on US Airways.
For fans who plan on driving, ABC 17 News figured up the average cost in gas by calculating gas mileage on an average sedan with a 17 gallon tank.
With current gas prices, drivers will pay an average of $150 in gas one way, $300 total.
ABC 17 News also used Priceline to find the cheapest hotel rates in Atlanta. The top three were the Wellesley Inn and Suites at $50 per night, The Atlanta Airport Marriott at $114 per night and the Hilton Atlanta Airport at $129 per night.
But hotels are filling up quickly and many are warning they only have a few rooms left.
Johnson said even if fans can't go to the game, the trip to Atlanta could still be fun.
"I think even if you don't have ticket to go in the game, I have an idea you can go to those tailgates," he said. "You'll find people and plenty of Tiger fans to mingle with."
The Tiger Quarterback Club warned that anyone dealing with a third party ticket broker is always running a risk for ticket fraud.
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