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The 22nd annual Valero Alamo Bowl will kick off on Friday, January 2 at 5:45 p.m. CST in a nationally televised game on ESPN unopposed from any other college or NFL football games on network television.
The game’s only other January date was on January 2, 2010. A sellout crowd of 64,757 and the largest television viewership in ESPN bowl history at the time watched Texas Tech come-from-behind to beat Michigan State 41-31.
“This year’s calendar provided us an excellent prime time Friday slot to showcase the Valero Alamo Bowl’s improved match-up featuring the top teams from the Big 12 and Pac-12 conferences after the College Football Playoff,” said Derrick Fox, Valero Alamo Bowl President/CEO. "Our renewal rates are the highest in our history as fans are excited to welcome Top 25 teams to play in front of capacity crowds at the Alamodome."
Fans interested in purchasing Valero Alamo Bowl option tickets should visit the Ticket section at alamobowl.com. Spring prices range from $35-$150 as supplies last.
“As we saw in 2010, the January 2 date works well for people traveling to the game,” said Lynette Padalecki, Valero Alamo Bowl Chair. “They can arrive in time for San Antonio’s acclaimed New Year’s Eve Celebration and enjoy the millions of holiday lights and world class hospitality on the newly expanded River Walk before walking over from their hotel to the game.”
About The Bowl
The Valero Alamo Bowl is an annual post-season collegiate game played in the 65,000 seat Alamodome in San Antonio. The game is annually broadcast on ESPN and features teams from the Big 12 and Pac-12 conferences.
From 2014-2019, six bowls that will host the conference champions, at-large teams and semi-finals games as part of the new College Football Playoff. The Valero Alamo Bowl is now the #1 bowl outside of that structure and will feature the top available teams from the Big 12 and Pac-12 conferences.
Last year a standing room only crowd of 65,918 attended the 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl to watch Oregon’s win over Texas marking the game’s second highest attendance of all-time, third sellout in a row and the sixth capacity crowd in the last eight years.
Over 7.5 million viewers watched the 2013 game making it ESPN’s 7th most-watched non-BCS bowl game of all-time. The Valero Alamo Bowl has now produced seven of the Top 20 Most-Watched Non-BCS Bowl Games in ESPN history.
To get up-to-the-minute information, follow the Valero Alamo Bowl on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (/valeroalamobowl) or visit www.alamobowl.com.