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BCS title tickets on Auburn fan's wish lists

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AUBURN - AL -

Regardless of the weather, for Auburn fans, everything is sunny and bright.

The Tigers play Florida State for the BCS national championship January 6 in Pasadena, California.

Fans, alumni and students have one wish on their Christmas list. Tickets to be game.

There is definitely an energy in the air on the campus of Auburn University. Many students are taking finals. Others are looking to get their hands on some of those BCS title game tickets.

Kyle Bugg is a senior at Auburn. This is his last semester. He's already planned his trip to Pasadena.

"I already booked my plane ticket last night, got my hotel room," says Bugg. "From (midnight) to (5:00am), hotel rooms shot up like crazy. You can't find any hotel rooms in Pasadena. You have to go to the outskirts, like Los Angeles, Hollywood, and those areas."

Bugg says he's considered other options to purchase a ticket.  But he's holding out hope for a student lottery.

Cassie Arner, the assistant athletics director for public relations at Auburn explains how it works.

"(Students) go into a random drawing, any student who is a season ticket holder can put their name in, if they feel like they're going to be able to make the trip out to Pasadena. There will be a drawing later this week letting them know that they're eligible, and then they can come by and purchase the ticket using their Auburn United card."

Arner says right now, university donors have priority when it comes to tickets.

"Letters will go out, e-mails will go out to our Tigers Unlimited donors by the end of the day today to let them know what they are eligible to purchase."

Arner says right now, there's still a lot of details that need to be worked out when it comes to what ticket packages will be available.

"We'll have a site visit later this week, and a lot of our questions get answered when you go take those visits to Pasadena and see what the facility is going to be like, what you can do with your fans, what you can do with your alumni, a lot of those questions will be answered later this week."

On ticket site Stub-Hub, the cheapest single ticket you can purchase is over $900.

However, anyone looking for tickets through the university can go here.

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