Cotton Bowl could be costly for MSU fans

Posted at 11:00 AM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 11:00:09-05

There's a lot of planning Spartan fans will have to make before heading to the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Fans have to price game tickets, plane tickets, hotel rooms, and meals. A price some aren't willing to pay.

"There's a lot of planning, there's a lot of thought that has to go into it. I wish it could be as easy as you know buying a ticket showing up and going home the next day, but obviously there's a lot more plan and thought that goes into it," said Alex Tachian, MSU Junior.

Juan Grillo-Mosquera and his friends don't have tickets to the game just yet, but they are already making plans.

"It will be a long ride down there. We're in East Lansing and that's Arlington, Texas. It's going to be a long ride, a lot of gas, but hopefully we make it a fun ride down there if we get tickets," said Grillo-Mosquera.

Grillo-Mosquera is trying to get best deal for his dollar and he's looking at everything, including all-inclusive package deals.

Spartan Sports Tours president Dennis Hamilton and his team have been working since early this year planning the best deals for Spartan fans.

"Last February, March we start looking at the different bowl options that MSU could go to," said Dennis Hamilton. "We actually put tentative holds at hotels. We start working with airlines, we start working with partners."

Hamilton says getting everything for a big game can be time consuming, but his company does it just for the fans.

"We just make it convenient and affordable for everyone to go. They don't have to worry about making all the plans," Hamilton said.

Spartan Sports Tours says they are already planning if the Spartans make it to the championship.