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UCF students camp out to buy tickets for charter flight to Fiesta Bowl

UCF students camped out overnight in front of the CFE Arena in hopes of snagging low-fare tickets to a charter flight for the Fiesta Bowl, where the 12-0 Knights will take on the LSU Tigers on New Year’s Day.

Junior Parker Melnick was the first in line at 7 p.m. on Thursday and got the first ticket. His twin brother, Jonathan, got the second ticket sold.

The University of Central Florida’s student government will charter the plane, and there will be room for 158 students. Tickets went on sale at 9 a.m. Friday and students had to have a valid student ID, a UCF email address, and $250 in a check, money order or cash.