SAN ANTONIO-- The 2013 Valero Alamo Bowl has reached capacity. This year's game, between the University of Oregon and the University of Texas, is the third-straight sellout.
Last year, 65,277 fans packed into the Alamodome for the showdown -- the arena seats 65,000. The record was set back in 2007, when 66,166 people showed up to cheer.
After celebrating our 20th anniversary last year, we pledged the next 20 Valero Alamo Bowls would be even more memorable and impactful, Derrick Fox, Valero Alamo Bowl President and CEO, said. Thanks to the tremendous fan following of Oregon and Texas. Coupled with the support of our title sponsor, Valero, this year's game will feature one of our largest crowds of all time.
Since 1993, about 1.2 million fans have attended the 20 Valero Alamo Bowls. The games have brought in about $394 million in direct economic impact to San Antonio.
Last year, the Alamo City welcomed 33,000 out-of-town guests -- which brought in $23 million in direct spending -- during the city's 'slowest week of tourism.'
Last week, UT head coach Mack Brown announced he was retiring. The team said they're hoping to send him out with a win.
Brown will coach his final game at the Valero Alamo Bowl Dec. 30. Kickoff is at 5.45 p.m. Monday.