Holiday Bowl Game Ticket Information

Dec. 8, 2002

TEMPE, Ariz.--The Arizona State University Athletic Ticket Office is selling tickets for the Sun Devils' December 27 trip to the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl in San Diego, California, Director of Athletics Gene Smith announced Sunday.

Dirk Koetter's squad will face Kansas State (10-2) of the Big 12 Conference. The Wildcats outscored their opponents 548-127 (45.7 ppg/10.6 ppg) this year and featured running back Darrem Sproles (1,347 yards, 16 touchdowns. Quarterback Ell Roberson passes for 1,365 yards and six touchdowns and rushed for 969 yards and 13 more touchdowns. The defense features cornerback Terence Newman, who is a Nagurski candidate, along with ASU's Terrell Suggs, for the nation's top defensive back.

Tickets are available to all season tickets holders. The first guarantee of tickets is based on the customer donation level within the Sun Angel Foundation. After these guaranteed orders have been filled, all remaining ticket holders will be allocated tickets based on a lottery system.

Ticket prices are $44 for the general public and $25 for ASU students. The Intercollegiate Athletic Department is subsidizing $19 of the $44 ticket for students to encourage students to purchase tickets to the game.

'We will pay for $19 of the total $44 cost of a ticket to enable our students to purchase an affordable ticket to the Holiday Bowl game,' says Smith. 'We want to give our students every opportunity to enjoy the game in person in sunny San Diego.'

The ticket office will extend its hours until 6:00 p.m. during the weeks of December 9-13 and 16-20 until 6:00 p.m. to accommodate patrons. Persons can also purchase their tickets in person at the Sun Devil ticket office (South end of Sun Devil Stadium at the Carson Student-Athlete Center). The Athletic Ticket Office telephone number is 480-965-2381.

The Sun Devil ticket office would like to take this opportunity to extend thanks to all fans of Sun Devil football for their support throughout this season.

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