Cotton Bowl sells out in record time

September, 2, 2011
Some might have lamented the move of the Cotton Bowl from the actual Cotton Bowl in Dallas to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington for tradition's sake, but the bowl game has never been more popular.

The Cotton Bowl announced Friday that the 76th edition to be played on Jan. 6 is officially a sellout on the opening weekend of the college football season. Officials say it is the fastest the game as ever sold out.

The matchup between the Big 12 and Southeastern Conference has generated sellouts nine of the past 10 years. The 2012 AT&T Cotton Bowl will make the third year the Classic has been played in Cowboys Stadium, with the first two generating two of the top three largest crowds in AT&T Cotton Bowl history. Last year’s matchup between Texas A&M and LSU was played in front of 83,514, making it the second biggest crowd ever behind the 2009 Classic.

“The Big 12 and SEC matchup has generated sellouts nine of the past 10 years, but none have sold as fast as the 76th Classic,” Amy Scott, Director of Ticket Operations said. “This sellout just shows the passion North Texas has for great college football.”

The 2012 Classic will be played in primetime for the second consecutive year and the second time in the 76-year history of the game.

Between 80,000 and 90,000 are expected for Saturday night's sold-out Cowboys Classic pitting No. 3 Oregon against No. 4 LSU.



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