NORWALK, Conn. — Priceline.com reports that, based on current airfares and hotel rates, college football fans will spend an average of $583 per person on travel to watch their teams compete in 2010 bowl games.
To make its calculation, priceline.com averaged the prices from a sampling of currently available two- and three-day air/hotel packages to the 23 largest college bowl games.
According to the survey, the Stanford University fans will pay the most to see their alma mater play in the Orange Bowl. Runners-up include Notre Dame, Boise State, TCU, Penn State and Oklahoma.
“There is still airline ticket and hotel room availability for all of the bowl games, but availability typically closes out fairly quickly for the bowls bringing the bigger out-of-town fan bases,” said Priceline’s senior vice president, Vacation Packages, Tom Trotta.