CHAPEL HILL, N.C. ----- The University of North Carolina has sold out of its allotment of 22,000 tickets for the 2008 Meineke Car Care Bowl on Saturday, Dec. 27, in Charlotte. Any remaining bowl tickets may be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com.
"This is a tremendous show of support by our fans," says Clint Gwaltney, Associate Athletic Director for Ticket Operations. "In addition to the 22,000 tickets we sold in Chapel Hill, we have been told that many of our fans purchased tickets directly from the Meineke Car Care Bowl and Ticketmaster. We expect more than 40,000 Tar Heel fans to be at the game."
Carolina received an initial allotment of 12,500 tickets from the bowl after the game was announced on Dec. 7. After quickly selling those tickets, UNC asked for additional tickets to bring its total to 22,000. It took just eight days to sell the entire allotment.
Carolina will be playing in its 26th all-time bowl game when the Tar Heels face West Virginia of the Big East Conference on Dec. 27. The game will be played at Bank of America Stadium, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers, and will be televised nationally by ESPN at 1 p.m.