ORLANDO, Fla. — There is a lot of excitement about the University of Central Florida's Knights playing in the Fiesta Bowl against Louisiana State University's Tigers.
- First 200 people get free tickets
- Fans have been waiting since Sunday afternoon
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Tickets went sale Tuesday morning at the Spectrum Stadium Box office and students have been camping out to try and get their hands on tickets.
The first 200 people got free tickets and then another 300 tickets went for $50 apiece.
The first people arrived Sunday afternoon. Students were even seen late Monday night camping out, playing board games, studying, and even standing just to hold their spot in line for a chance at a free ticket.
"We have been out here since 4 p.m. (Sunday) since they announced it," said UCF student, Omar Nasser.
UCF senior Robert Clements waited in line for a free ticket since late Sunday afternoon.
"We came out shortly after they announced the bowl game," an excited Clements said. "We booked our (flight) tickets, hotels, we knew this was a game we weren't going to miss."
"We wanted to make sure we got out here and the moment we saw UCF social media team drop it was going to be free, we freaked out and called everyone we knew to get down here," said UCF student John Warren.
A group of friends are part of the Delta Sigma Pi fraternity were first in line.
They plan to fly out December 30 and stay until January 2 in Glendale, Arizona. While many fans were hoping for the playoffs, they are excited to "Fiesta," as the Knights take on LSU.
"The Peach Bowl was amazing last year back to back Champions. We should go see us crush LSU in the game," said UCF student Jackie Yarnell.
Yarnell and her friends moved toward the front and they will get free tickets. They are also trying to save some bucks by driving.
"It's not really realistic to get from Orlando to Arizona with the flight costs. We are going to try to road trip it, do it on the low and do the 30-hours drive," said Yarnell.
The first 200 tickets are free, they must show a UCF ID, and another 300 tickets will be for 50 bucks.
If you are not a student and didn’t get a free ticket at the ticket window today, that's okay. Tickets are still available, but you better act fast -- ticket prices range from $95 to $750 dollars.
On New Years Day, the Knights will try to start the new year the same way they began the last -- with a win over an SEC opponent, and a chance to keep their nation's best 25-game win streak alive.
Tickets went on sale at 9 a.m. Tuesday.
Reporter Asher Wildman contributed to this story.