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Dec. 5, 2005

The Bowl Game

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Officials of the Outback Bowl have announced that this year’s 20th anniversary of the New Year’s Day bowl – scheduled for Jan. 2 in Tampa – has reached sellout status. The only tickets available to the event are those that have been allotted to the participating schools – the Florida Gators and the nationally ranked Iowa Hawkeyes.

Jim McVay, the Outback Bowl’s president and chief executive officier, said the fifth straight sellout will include more about 40,000 out-of-area visitors to the greater Tampa Bay area.

“It’s the hottest ticket we’ve ever had which makes the celebration of our 20th anniversary even more special,” said McVay.

Sales of tickets at the UI Athletic Ticket Office in Carver-Hawkeye Arena and packages to the official bowl tour sponsored by the UI Alumni Association and other travel agencies like Winebrenner Red Carpet Travel in Iowa City have been “Rose Bowl-like.”

Fans of the Hawkeyes can order tickets at 1-800-IA-HAWKS (1-800-424-2957), online by clicking HERE, or at the Carver-Hawkeye Arena ticket office.

For more ticket information, click HERE.

The Official University of Iowa Bowl Tour
The UI Alumni Association will once again sponsor the University of Iowa’s official bowl tour. As always, the official tour will include round-trip charter air service, deluxe hotel accommodations, a welcome reception, game tickets (if necessary), a pre-game tailgate party and more.

Fans of the Hawkeyes interested in traveling to Tampa on the official bowl tour can call the UI Alumni Association at 1-800 553-5527. Fans can also visit the Association’s official bowl tour web site by clicking HERE.

Winnebrenner Red Carpet Travel of Iowa City also offers fans of the Hawkeyes a turn-key operation to Tampa for the 2006 Outback Bowl. For information call (319) 351-4510.

The Official Outback Bowl Hawkeye Huddle
The National I-Club will again partner with the UI Alumni Association on the staging of the Official Outback Bowl Hawkeye Huddle. Details of that event will be released to the media and posted on hawkeyesports.com in the coming days.

Other Outback Bowl Events Staged by the UI
Additional events such as a special bowl game edition of “Hawk Talk” featuring Gary Dolphin will be scheduled for the days leading up to the game. Information about those events will be available at hawkeyesports.com as details are finalized.