JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Gator Bowl is adding extra seats for Bobby Bowden's finale.
Two days after the bowl announced a sellout for its Jan. 1 game between Florida State and West Virginia, organizers decided to add temporary bleachers -- much like the city does for the annual Florida-Georgia game at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium.
The bleachers will provide an extra 6,000 seats, with the tickets getting split evenly between the schools.
The extra seats will increase stadium capacity to 83,500. The Gator Bowl sold every ticket to the game in less than two hours Sunday.
Bowden announced last week that the bowl game would be his last. The Gator Bowl passed up Clemson, Miami and Boston College to select the Seminoles and give Bowden an alluring matchup in his finale.
The announcement of Bobby Bowden's retirement has Gator Bowl ticket sales through the roof.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
Gator Bowl adds 6,000 extra seats
Nole Digest Top Stories
The Opening Orlando: Scout's Top 10 OffenseDAVENPORT, Fla. -- Scout looks at its top 10 offensive performers from a loaded field from The Opening Orlando on Sunday.
Scout Football6:11 AM
The Opening Orlando: Top 10 DefenseDAVENPORT, Fla. -- Nearly 300 prospects took the field for the Opening Orlando Regional this past weekend, and Scout takes a look at the 10 defensive players that really soaked up…
Scout Football5:43 AM
The Opening Finals 2017 Official RosterThe official 2017 roster of the Nike+ Football The Opening Finals featuring the participants selected from The Opening Regional camp stops...
Scout FootballYesterday at 7:38 AM
Watch - Dwayne Bacon | Spotlight PlayerFlorida State guard Dwayne Bacon has led the Seminoles to the top of the ACC. Campus Insiders' Jordan Cornette believes Bacon is playing as good as any player in college basketball…
Highlights - Florida State Dominates NC StateThe No. 14 Florida State Seminoles dominated the NC State Wolfpack from the jump, rolling to a 95-71 victory.