Within two minutes of opening up the online portal to students, more than 800 had sent in requests for one of 500 free tickets to the Sugar Bowl and National Championship.
Students interested in requesting (and possibly scoring) a free ticket to the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans and a ticket to the National Championship in Atlanta have until 11:59 p.m. Thursday to submit their requests online, said Joe Galbraith, Clemson's assistant athletic director.
Hundreds, if not thousands, have already done so, Galbraith said.
Tickets to the Sugar Bowl are $75 and National Championship tickets are $200, and students can purchase tickets to one or both games, Galbraith said.
Taco Bell is sponsoring the tickets, and refunds for both will be issued after the student's attendance at each game is confirmed, Galbraith said. Student IDs will be checked at the gate, he added.
Clemson University used the same system to distribute 200 student tickets to Saturday's Atlantic Coast Conference championship game in Charlotte. More than 4,000 students requested tickets to that game.
The Clemson Tigers will play the University of Alabama's Crimson Tide at the Mercedez-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Jan. 1. If Clemson wins the Sugar Bowl, they'll move forward to play either the University of Oklahoma or the University of Georgia at the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship on Jan. 8.
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