Music City Bowl figures released: Vols pushed 2010 gate higher
Friday, May 18, 2012 at 6:34pm
Although the 2010 Music City Bowl ended in a devastating double overtime loss for the University of Tennessee, the game brought in an extra $1.7 million in revenue, according to the Music City Bowl's latest tax filings that were made available recently.
Among the other statistics:
- While the Music City Bowl brought in $1.7 million more with UT vs. University of North Carolina over Clemson vs. University of Kentucky in 2009, the bowl only made about $485,000 more from the 2010 game.
- Gate receipts at UT vs. UNC ($2.8 million) were roughly $700,000 more than Clemson vs. UK ($2.1 million).
- Both the 2009 and 2010 games produced more revenue than 2008. When Vanderbilt played Boston College, the Music City Bowl's revenues were outweighed by its expenses.
- Scott Ramsey, CEO and president of the Music City Bowl, received an overall compensation bump from $244,162 to $310,715.
- The Music City Bowl donated $97,500 to local youth football organizations and Antioch Middle School for flood relief efforts.
Mississippi State defeated Wake Forest, 23-17, in last year's Music City Bowl. Financials for that game will be available next year.
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