Michigan State fans have reportedly used a loophole to secure extra tickets to this year’s Rose Bowl against the Stanford Cardinal. An even sweeter catch is that the method prevents Stanford fans from attending the game.
Stanford University offered the opportunity to buy Rose Bowl tickets to any individual willing to pay a deposit for 2014 season tickets. The deposit was initially $100 before being raised to $200, due to high demand. As it turns out, much of the demand was from entrepreneurial Michigan State fans seeking face-value tickets.
The move has pushed many Stanford fans to the secondary market in order to find tickets to the game. According to Forbes, Michigan State’s 25-year Rose Bowl drought has made the game one of the most expensive ever. Ticket prices are up 112% percent over the past two games.
The Rose Bowl will take place on Wed. Jan. 1, with kickoff scheduled for 5:10 p.m. E.T.