With about a week to go before Duke's first bowl game in 18 years, football fans still have time to secure tickets to cheer on the Blue Devils.
Tickets remain on sale for the Belk Bowl, which will pit Duke against the University of Cincinnati on Dec. 27. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Tickets can be purchased online or by calling (877) 375-3853. Remaining ticket options include $45 for upper level seats and $75 for lower level seating. A full seating chart is available online.Read More
Mike Sobb, associate athletic director for external affairs with Duke Athletics, encouraged fans to order tickets through Duke because it guarantees seating among fellow Blue Devil supporters. He said it also helps the football team's chances of future bowl game selections by showing Duke's large fan base.
"We may not have a culture of buying bowl tickets every year like other schools, but we've seen former players, alumni, season ticket holders and local residents get excited," Sobb said. "Buying through Duke means the experience will be more fun being among a bunch of Duke fans rather than on your own or in a pack of Cincinnati fans."
Among those Duke fans will be Lesley Looper, head of Duke Libraries' Receipts Management Section. The Belk Bowl will be her second time watching Duke in a bowl game. She attended the 1989 All-American Bowl when Duke faced Texas Tech.
"How could I not go to see them play?" asked Looper, who also attended several regular season games at Wallace Wade Stadium. "It's so exciting that Duke's back in a bowl game, and it's so close to Durham. I'm really looking forward to cheering the team on at the Belk Bowl."
In addition to the game, family-friendly events will be held on Dec. 26 and 27 in downtown Charlotte and outside Bank of America Stadium, including a performance by the Grammy Award-winning band Lady Antebellum. A list of fan events can be found online.