Per the Valero Alamo Bowl, the game between Texas and Oregon — set to be the last in Texas coach Mack Brown's career on the 40 Acres — has officially reached capacity, marking the bowl's third-straight sellout and the sixth in the last eight years.
“After celebrating our 20th anniversary last year, we pledged the next 20 Valero Alamo Bowls would be even more memorable and impactful” said Derrick Fox, Valero Alamo Bowl President/CEO. “Thanks to the tremendous fan following of Oregon and Texas coupled with the support of our title sponsor Valero this year’s game will feature one our largest crowds of all-time.”
Both universities have sold their entire allotments and Valero purchased the remaining 220 seats for a San Antonio Food Bank fund-raiser.
Since every $1 donated to the San Antonio Food Bank can be turned into seven meals, the goal was to turn the Valero Alamo Bowl tickets into 100,000 meals for those in need in the San Antonio community.
The 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl will kick off at 5:45 p.m. CST on Monday, December 30 and feature what is expected to be a Top 5 All-Time Valero Alamo Bowl crowd. The current Top 5 attendances are:
66,166 - Valero Alamo Bowl, December 29, 2007 (Penn State vs. Texas A&M)
65,875 - Alamo Bowl, December 30, 2006 (Texas vs. Iowa)
65,380 - SYLVANIA Alamo Bowl, Dec. 28, 1999 (Penn State vs. Texas A&M)
65,277 - Valero Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2012 (Texas vs. Oregon State)
65,265 - MasterCard Alamo Bowl, Dec. 29, 2004 (Ohio State vs. Oklahoma State)