Demand For Ducks' Tickets Exhausts Supply

EUGENE – An overwhelming response for tickets for the University of Oregon's 2005 Holiday Bowl appearance vs. the University of Oklahoma Dec. 29 in San Diego has resulted in no tickets being available for purchase by the general public, according to the school's Associate Athletics Director Mike Marlow.

Oregon's original allotment of 11,000 tickets, as well as an additional 4,000 tickets secured from the bowl, were consumed by the university's football season-ticket holders and Duck Athletic Fund contributors who were issued priority to purchase tickets the past two weeks. All qualified requests that met the Dec. 2 deadline will have their orders filled based on the athletic department's priority point system.

Holiday Bowl tickets are expected to be shipped via UPS second-day delivery on approximately Dec. 14.

The only tickets remaining out of Oregon's allocation for the school's ninth bowl appearance in the last 11 years are a limited number of student tickets. Student ticket sales will take place online only at, beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, for $20 each.

After entering the "Tickets" menu, students must type in "HBSTUD05" as the promotion code to access the appropriate link. Student tickets must be picked up in San Diego at a time and location to be announced at a later date, with purchasers needing to provide a current student ID prior to being issued their tickets.

The Holiday Bowl said that a limited number of single tickets remained Monday through TicketMaster's Southern California outlet at (619) 220-TIXS. A sellout of the 71,500 seats is expected for the 28th annual contest that will be televised on ESPN, beginning at approximately 5 p.m..

"The additional allotment ensures every Duck Athletic Fund donor and season-ticket holder that submitted their bowl order by last week's deadline to receive the number of tickets requested," said Oregon Athletics Director Bill Moos. "Once again, Oregon fans have justified their reputation as being one of the nation's best in terms of supporting their school."

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