Below, you'll find a complete breakdown of the 2010 AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic, including ticket-buying options, travel options, Arlington accommodations and more.
The Cotton Bowl Classic, sponsored by AT&T, is played on Saturday, January 2nd, 2010 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m., and the game will be televised on Fox. Considered a top bowl destination outside of the BCS bowls, the Cotton Bowl matches up the #3 or #4 SEC team against the #2 Big 12 team.
Originally playing at its namesake stadium in Dallas, Texas, the Cotton Bowl was conceived in 1937. The bowl formed a relationship with AT&T (at the time Southwestern Bell) in 1996 and has currently one of the longest sponsorships among the bowls. In 2009, the Cotton Bowl made the move from the historic stadium on the Texas State Fairgrounds to the new, state of the art Cowboys stadium in nearby Arlington. 2010 will mark the 2nd appearance in the Cotton Bowl for the Oklahoma State Cowboys, incidentally a rematch of the 2004 game against Ole Miss. At the time led by quarterback Eli Manning, the Rebels defeated OSU 31-28. Ole Miss is making a 5th appearance in the Cotton Bowl, defeating Texas Tech in the 2009 game.
Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas is a sight to behold. Making its debut in 2009, the new home of the Dallas Cowboys NFL franchise is the largest domed stadium in the world. With a price tag of over $1.3 billion, Cowboys Stadium seats over 80,000 (expandable to nearly 111,000) and features a retractable roof, the world's largest high definition video screen and Matrix artificial turf, as well as numerous suites and club areas.
The stadium is located in the between I-30 and highway 180 in Arlington, Texas, west of the Dallas city limits. It is easily accessible from several directions, and the Cotton Bowl has a very handy, easy-to-use interactive map that provides printable driving directions specific to your planned entry point. Here are the entry points detailed on the map:
- Houston Area
- San Antonio Area
- Oklahoma (I-35 East)
- Oklahoma (I-35 West)
- Love Field Airport
- Dallas-Fort Worth Airport
Parking areas open 5 hours before the game and are purchased for designated lots. Passes are valid only for the designated lots, and on gameday, attendants direct you to your lot. There are also passenger drop-off areas on the north side off of Randol Mill Road in Lot 1 and on the south side off of Cowboys Way in Lot 6.
Tickets are selling fast and are very nearly gone. Oklahoma State sold its allotment of tickets within a couple of days. Call the Cotton Bowl Box Office at (817) 892-BOWL for information on $250 club seats. Or check ticket vendors such as Ticketmaster, StubHub, Ebay and RazorGator.
Ticket prices seem to start at $105 for upper-level seats.
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