AU fans going to Glendale no matter what

By Katie Herrera                

AUBURN, AL (WBRC) - The Auburn Tigers football team left for Glendale, Arizona on Monday, headed for the BCS National Championship Game.
Many Auburn fans are gearing up for their own trips to Glendale, but a lot of folks will be traveling without a game ticket.
"We have everything but tickets. We have airline. We have a rental car. We have a hotel booked. And we are just searching for tickets with our fingers crossed," said Robert Harris.
Tickets for sale on websites like are starting at $2,000.  It is a price many fans cannot afford to pay, but it is not stopping them from making the trip.
"It's a once in a lifetime opportunity to go out there and see this. Back in 2004, we got to go to the Sugar Bowl, and that was a great time. Can't pass up a chance to go see Arizona, a beautiful place, and see us win a national championship," explained Harris.
The Auburn Alumni Association estimates there will be thousands of Auburn fans making the trip to Arizona with no ticket in hand. Many feel the trip will be worth it, no matter what.
"I think it's going to be amazing. The atmosphere, the people I know that are going and all that I've read on Twitter about all the Auburn people being out there. I just think it's going to be an incredible, incredible time," said Lindsay DiTullo.
 "Hopefully, somebody that couldn't sell there's online may be selling it there, hoping to get their money back. So maybe I'll get lucky," explained Gary Hogeland.
They are hoping if the Tigers can pull of a "Hail Mary" on the field, then one can happen for the fans in Glendale.

"It would be amazing. It would be something to tell the grandkids," said Harris.

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