Ducks Deplete Supply of Holiday Bowl Tickets

Dec. 7, 2000

EUGENE - The University of Oregon has exhausted its supply of tickets for its game vs. the University of Texas in the 23rd annual Holiday Bowl, but those who have yet to purchase tickets for the Ducks' sixth post-season appearance in seven years may not be out of luck, according to the school's Director of Ticket Sales Colleen Standiford.

Oregon was committed to sell 11,500 tickets for the Dec. 29 bowl game in San Diego as part of its agreement with the Holiday Bowl. But most of those were spoken for early into the third day of sales to the school's priority constituents consisting of football season ticket holders, athletics department donors as well as university students, staff and faculty. The athletics department requested an additional 1,000 tickets from the Holiday Bowl early Wednesday before putting in a second request for another 700 tickets later that same day.

The ticket office was depleted of its inventory of 13,200 tickets by approximately 10:30 Thursday morning, which marked the first day that tickets became available to the general public.

Athletics department officials confirmed they would not be able to get hold of any more tickets, but that a small number of tickets may be available through the Holiday Bowl by calling Ticketmaster at 503-224-4400 or 619-220-8497. The Longhorns also were reported to still have tickets remaining from their allotment, but it was unclear whether the Holiday Bowl would be able to secure any of those remaining tickets to sell from the San Diego bowl headquarters.

The capacity of San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium is listed at 68,500 for the game. Bowl officials announced Wednesday night that they had less than 1,000 remaining in their ticket office but then announced plans Thursday to make an additional 1,300 seats available for the game that they had not planned to sell.

The record for the largest attendance to ever attend the game is 65,354 set in 1998, when Arizona upset Nebraska, 23-20.

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