Follow us:

Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

March 8, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Huskies come out just a little ahead on Holiday Bowl

The Huskies have released their final accounting of their Holiday Bowl trip, and the school reports it managed to stay under budget.

UW received a total allowance from the Pac-10 of $1,093,190 and spent $1,089,394. That’s a difference of $3,796 which UW gets to keep (there’s kind of a technical explanation to why, and schools don’t always get to keep it, apparently, so it’s not as if they should just have no expense and they’d get to keep it all. Suffice to just leave it that for now, they get to pocket the little they had left over).

Among the major expenses were $418,071 for meals and lodging, which includes the team, staff, band, cheerleaders, etc.; $356,205 for a grouping that includes coaches compensation, support staff overtime, practice facility rental, refs at practice, etc; and $92,120 for transportation (and I’m not including every number here so it doesn’t all pencil out exactly).

UW also reported that it sold 9,116 tickets and absorbed 1,587 at a cost of $102,130.

Teams typically make little money on bowl games as other than an expense account, the rest is split with the conference. Because bowls force schools to buy a certain number of tickets, however, some schools have reported going over budget. But UW did not have that problem in this game, and it turned into a win-win when the Huskies also got the victory on the field with a 19-7 defeat of Nebraska.

Comments

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►