A&M students camp out for Cotton Bowl tickets

POSTED: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 4:57pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 7:22pm

The Cotton Bowl match up against the Aggies and the Sooners was just announced over the weekend but tickets have been sold out for months except for a select number of student seats.

So Tuesday night more than a hundred students set up tents outside the ticket box office windows to wait until they go on sale tomorrow.

Tent, after tent, after tent, by the looks of it you'd think you're at a campground but it's actually Texas A&M's campus.

And these students are staking out by the Zone ticket windows to try and get their hands on some Cotton Bowl tickets.

Sophomore Blake Martinez said, "I really want the tickets. I'm super motivated because I've never been to a bowl game."

"It'll be the best Christmas present to be able to see a good team," added senior David Schares. 

Hundreds showed up Tuesday afternoon to get in line and claim their spot on the ticket list and now it's just a waiting game.

Students brought everything from their iPads to laptops and even video games to play as they pass the time until student ticket pull tomorrow morning. 

"The tradition here, its just awesome that everyone would camp out when it's freezing outside overnight just to get some tickets," said freshman Jeff Gallini.

Even though it's finals week, that's not stopping these die-hards from bearing the cold for another night.

"I do have three finals Friday so I'm trying to multi-task but its not really working," Martinez said.

Ticket pull begins Thursday morning at 7 a.m. and we're told there are only around 1,250 student seats for sale.

"We're fifth in line so we better get good seats," said Schares.

The Aggies will play the Sooners on January 4th at Cowboy Stadium in Arlington.
 

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