51st AutoZone Liberty Bowl SOLD OUT!

Courtesy: libertybowl.org

For the second time in the last three years, the AutoZone Liberty Bowl is a sellout. More than 62,000 fans will witness the Arkansas Razorbacks taking on the East Carolina Pirates in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. The game will be played on Saturday, January 2, 2010 at 4:30 p.m.

The 51st AutoZone Liberty Bowl is the latest of many sellouts for the Bowl over the years. In 1982 a jam-packed crowd watched history unfold as Bear Bryant coached his last game at Alabama. Then just two years ago in the 2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl, an all-time attendance record was established as Mississippi State battled UCF.

“We’re very proud to announce a sellout of this year's game,” said Kevin Kane, 2009 President of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl Festival Association. “Memphis and the AutoZone Liberty Bowl are a super travel destination for the New Year's weekend. We’re looking forward to having thousands of Arkansas and East Carolina fans in town for the game.”

“We appreciate the great local support and local ticket sales for this thrilling match-up between the Hogs and the Pirates,” said Steve Ehrhart, Executive Director of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. “We also want to thank the terrific fans from both Arkansas and ECU who are making the trip to Memphis cheer on their teams.”

East Carolina is returning to the AutoZone Liberty Bowl for the second consecutive year as the two-time champion of Conference USA. Arkansas is making its first appearance in the Bowl after a 22 year absence. This will be the fourth appearance in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl for both teams.

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  • by Dakota Location: Wilmington on Dec 31, 2009 at 05:21 AM
    Excellent Job! When you have a sellout, that indicates that there is an interest in the game. It really doesn't matter how many fans each of the schools brings. What matters is that it is a good game to watch and that the teams are competitive. ECU will be prepared to play as will their competition. A win against a Southeastern would be the icing on the cake this year.
  • by Dave Location: my pad on Dec 30, 2009 at 08:27 AM
    I will be there dressed in Purple and Gold cheering for the Pirates as hard as I can!
  • by EJ Location: Charlotte, NC on Dec 29, 2009 at 02:46 PM
    It will be a Nick Johnson Defensive Show. Best undersized Linebacker in the nation bar none!
  • by cww on Dec 28, 2009 at 10:29 AM
    SEC Who? Razorback What! Pirates will be attending a razorback pig pickin after the game. Go Pirates!!
  • by jack Location: gville on Dec 27, 2009 at 03:13 PM
    go razorbacks. the ecu fans are building this game up like they did last year. but everybody who doesnt have their head in the sand knows arkansas is going to win big.
  • by deadfish Location: NC on Dec 27, 2009 at 05:37 AM
    Four hours to AR, on Obama's or Pelosis' jet?
  • by Robert Location: Greenville on Dec 26, 2009 at 06:07 PM
    I did something the Tarheels couldn't do tonight. I actually filled a bowl up in my home state....a bowl of Oat Meal! ECU sold their bowl out in no time and it's 800 miles away and you have to take a 2 hour detour around a rock slide on I 40 in the mountains. UNC fans shouldn't had booed TJ Yates at the basketball ...
  • by Robert Location: Greenville on Dec 24, 2009 at 11:48 AM
    Look at the Arkansas blogs. They just seem too over confident. I bet ECU puts on a graet show and mayby a win. Go Pirates!
  • by Paul Location: Winterville on Dec 24, 2009 at 07:05 AM
    Why the continual "1st in line" postings JDLadd about something you profess to have little care about? I smell obsession, and it ain't the girly perfume. By the way, on another post, there was a poster that found your abandoned barn in Wyoming located on a creek named just for you, JDLassie. LOL!
  • by JD Ladd on Dec 24, 2009 at 06:24 AM
    I'll be there in purple..gold...and pink!
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