Forward Market Media (FMM), the company behind TeamTix, in partnership with the College Football Playoff, The Tournament of Roses and the Sugar Bowl Committee today announced that fans can now purchase reservations to buy tickets at face value for the Playoff Semifinals at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual and Allstate Sugar Bowl through the Forward Market.
With today being the first official day of the 2014 college football season, fans are enthusiastically awaiting the first College Football Playoff and many have already locked in their seats for the College Football Playoff National Championship at http://collegefootballplayoff.teamtix.com, should their team qualify. Beginning this week, fans now have the option to also reserve tickets to the Playoff Semifinal games to watch their team compete for a championship berth.
The College Football Playoff uses a four-team bracket to determine the national champion, with six bowl games rotating as hosts for the semifinals. This year's Playoff Semifinals will take place in Pasadena, California and New Orleans, Louisiana. Both games will be Thursday, January 1, 2015. Through the system, fans can choose to reserve a seat to see their team play in the Rose Bowl or the Allstate Sugar Bowl.
Here’s how it works: starting August 27 at 12 p.m. EDT, fans from across the nation can go to http://tournamentofroses.teamtix.com/ to purchase a standard TeamTix reservation for the Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl. Respectively, if they only want to see their team play if it is in the Playoff Semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl, they can go to http://allstatesugarbowl.teamtix.com/ to select their favorite team and purchase a reservation. At both sites, fans can purchase the right to face-value tickets. Fans can also choose to purchase reservations at http://collegefootballplayoff.teamtix.com that provides them a face-value seat at whichever game their team plays in.
When a fan's team qualifies to play, their credit card will be charged the face value price of the ticket. This will allow the fan to avoid any secondary-market or last-minute price increases. If the team they specify does not qualify, the reservation expires and the fan forfeits only the cost of the TeamTix. After purchasing reservations, fans have the option to sell them in a highly organized, secure and transparent forward marketplace.
"Fans are eager to experience the inaugural College Football Playoff and we're pleased to be able to offer them the opportunity to guarantee access to the Playoff Semifinals and national championship game," said Bill Hancock, the Executive Director of the College Football Playoff. "Adding the semifinals to our earlier announcement about the championship game, will allow even more fans to get that once-in-a-lifetime experience to see their team in the playoff."
"We have been working with the Rose Bowl and Allstate Sugar Bowl organizations for years and are looking forward to kicking off another market with them this season as part of the College Football Playoff," said Tim Browne, President of Forward Market Media. "This is an incredibly exciting time for the college football community and we are looking forward to granting fans across the nation access to the games that matter most to them."
About Forward Market Media
Forward Market Media (FMM), the company behind TeamTix, is revolutionizing the way that people enjoy sports and entertainment by enabling advanced reservations to live event tickets, travel and hospitality. The Forward Market platform delivers entirely new, compelling, engaging, and entertaining ways for the world’s most respected brands to reach and interact with their most ardent supporters. More information on the Forward Market platform is available at www.teamtix.com.
About the College Football Playoff
The College Football Playoff will begin with the 2014‐15 season. The semifinals will match the No. 1 seed vs. No. 4, and No. 2 will face No. 3 in semifinal games that will rotate annually among the Peach Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl. The first semifinals will be January 1, 2015, at the Rose Bowl and Sugar Bowl. The first national championship game will be January 12, 2015, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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