Where are my Cotton Bowl tickets?

By Megan Moser

Q: Why haven’t I gotten my Cotton Bowl tickets yet?

A: Well, chances are good that you will have received them by the time you read this column — but if not, have patience. Tickets were sent out via UPS on Wednesday, K-State’s Scott Garrett said.

“We’ve been pretty communicative with the folks who ordered Cotton Bowl tickets,” said Garrett, who bears the cumbersome title of assistant athletic director in charge of ticketing and fan strategies.

“We’ve sent email updates and let them know when they’d be coming. We’re right on schedule with what we told them.”

He said the athletic department sent tracking numbers to everyone who pre-ordered who provided an email address.

Dispersing the 13,000 tickets allotted to K-State is no small task. Tickets were available for pre-order before the bowl announcement Dec. 4 (and they were sold out by that date, disproving the Sugar Bowl’s theory that K-State fans wouldn’t travel as well as fans from Virginia Tech). K-State officials received the tickets the middle of that week and began assigning seats the weekend of Dec. 10. Then K-State worked with UPS to send out the tickets.

K-State will face Arkansas in the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 6 at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

“It’s an extensive process,” Garrett said. “We’ve worked through it as fast as we could.”

The allotment also included student tickets: 500 vouchers for reserved seats for those who stood in line, and 2,000 standing-room-only tickets.

Garrett said he expects that most fans will have their tickets by Christmas, but if they don’t, he said they should call the ticket office.

It will reopen after the holidays on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at 8:30 a.m. Call 1-800-221-2287 with questions.

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