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Oct 16, 2018

How to Approach the Postseason

It’s that time of year again. Fall is in the air and we all gain back an hour of our sleep time when the clocks change back one hour in the early hours of Sunday November 4th. (Well except those states that have this thing figured out and do not mess with the clocks.)

Maybe make good use of that extra hour and continue your postseason ticket strategy.

This blog site will help you in your journey to determine the best process to serve your fans and maximize your ticket sales.  *Bookmark this page - we'll continuously update with best practices throughout the season*

Come and relive last year’s postseason webinar by joining Paciolan staff and learn about strategies that best meet your ticketing and marketing needs for all!

You can access the Postseason Webinar from last year by clicking here.  


Some changes to the content for this year that you saw or will see on the recorded webinar:


FootballChampionship.pngFCS Playoffs: Paciolan has several schools in contention for FCS postseason playoffs.




New Dates:

  • Selection show for FCS will be on Sunday, November 18th.
  • Championship game: January 5th - Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
  • First round games will take place on November 25th and then each week after that leading up to the semi-finals on December 15th.


Barcode sharing for Championship game: We are reaching out to the FCS Championship organizers with the hope of enabling barcodes sharing for this game. If you are an FCS school who is in touch with the staff, please update your Client Partner.

CFPlogo.pngCollege Football Playoffs: We are in touch with the CFP on plans for this year.  Michael Bos from the CFP will work with schools for this year's plan. Ticket barcodes will be available within the CFP Mobile App.



When will we Know - Key Ranking Dates:

  • Tuesday, October 30
  • Tuesday, November 6
  • Tuesday, November 13
  • Tuesday, November 20
  • Tuesday, November 27
  • Sunday, December 2 (Selection Day and Playoff Semifinal teams announced)


Semi-final Bowl Games: Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl. Both games will be played on December 29th



2019 College Football Playoff National Championship:

January 7, 2019 - Levi's Stadium - Santa Clara, California


Conference Championship Games: Paciolan has consistently worked with each conference to determine when barcodes can be printed for each school and shared with the host venue for scanning.  Using a print at home template, or more recently, a mobile ticket format that is approved by the host committee. We are continuing this tradition and will update each conference championship game with potential schools directly as well as this site.


Status as of 10/18

  • PAC 12 Championship Game: In discussions
  • Big10 Championship Game: Digital delivery with barcode sharing confirmed.
  • Mountain West Championship Game: TBD
  • ACC Championship Game: In discussions – Mobile tickets likely with barcode sharing
  • SEC Championship Game: Digital delivery with barcode sharing confirmed.
  • Big 12 Championship Game: In discussions
  • MAC Championship Game: TBD
  • American Conference Championship Game: TBD
  • Conference USA Championship Game: TBD – Hosted by Conference team.


Bonus: College Football Pumpkin Carving Tips and Tricks.