Sun Bowl Records Sellout
PASO, Texas (December 22, 2009) - For the first time in the 76-year history of
the game, the Brut Sun Bowl has sold out prior to game day. It is the 34th
sellout in Sun Bowl history, but just the third since Sun Bowl Stadium expanded
think it says a lot for the matchup, as well as the Stanford and Oklahoma fans
who are making the trip to El Paso," said Bernie Olivas, executive director of
the Sun Bowl Association. "A lot of factors have led to this sellout. We would
not be in this position without the two schools and our local fan base. El Paso
is ready for a good game."
Sun Bowl recorded 22 sellouts at Kidd Field from 1938 to 1962. In 1963, the
game was moved to Sun Bowl Stadium. The game sold out nine times from 1963 to
the first year of the Sun Bowl Association's new sponsorship agreement with
Helen of Troy, a record 51,288 fans watched the 2004 Vitalis Sun Bowl between
Arizona State and Purdue. One year later, a capacity crowd of 50,426 fans witnessed
the 2005 Vitalis Sun Bowl which saw the highest scoring game ever as UCLA
outran Northwestern, 50-38.
of Troy changed the brand of the game from Vitalis to Brut beginning with the
2006 edition of the game. Including this year's sellout, during Helen of Troy's
six-year tenure as title sponsor, the Sun Bowl has been at 99 percent capacity
and recorded three sellouts. It is the best six-year period in Sun Bowl history
in terms of attendance.
game will be broadcast live nationally in high definition on CBS for the 42nd