Ticket sales spike with RG3 playing in Alamo Bowl


by Eric Gonzales / KENS 5


Posted on December 13, 2011 at 7:44 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 5 at 4:39 AM

It’s a chance of lifetime to see a Heisman Trophy winner play in what may be his last game in college. 

With Robert Griffin III coming to town to play for the Baylor Bears in the December 29 Alamo Bowl, tickets are cruising along fast. 

Alamo Bowl officials say they got a good spike over the weekend in ticket sales after the announcement that Griffin won the Heisman trophy.

Derrick Fox, president of the Valero Alamo Bowl, said, “The trends are certainly in the right direction that we may have a chance to get to capacity on this game.” 

To do that they would have to sell out all 66,000 Alamodome seats and suites to break attendance records held by the Texas A&M, Penn State game. 

And right now they plan on expanding seating with pullouts from lower levels.

“We may get to the point now we add some temporary seating and open up some underneath the overhang and the lower level.” says Fox. 

Alamo Bowl officials say they have had three other Heisman Trophy winners play here, but never in the year that they won the award. 

This will be the first time that a Heisman winner shows up right after getting the trophy. It gives this game greater national attention.

“The power of having a Heisman Trophy winner playing your game certainly has to get some additional eyeballs on our game. And obviously, if we have a great compelling game -  hey let's go for overtime while we’re at it,” Fox says.