Via UConn's Daily Campus and Dan Wetzel, some unsurprising news out of Storrs: The university did, in fact, lose over a million dollars in last year's Fiesta Bowl bid. In fact, it was closer to two million:â†µ
The university incurred total expenses of $4,280,998 at the Fiesta Bowl while only receiving a payout of $2,523,200 from the Big East.
By far the largest expense the university incurred came from absorbed ticket sales. The university sold only 2,771 out of an allotment of 17,500 tickets, resulting in the university absorbing 14,729 tickets worth $2,924,385.
Also lost: The football game. You might have heard.