Excited Tigers fans planning trip to Texas for Cotton Bowl

Cotton Bowl Tickets

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Tigers fans are preparing for the trip of a lifetime to see the University of Memphis play in the Cotton Bowl.

Fans are snatching up tickets and looking forward to an end-of-the-year trip to Texas.

“Going to the Cotton Bowl! Tigers all day!” said Tigers fan Walter Mosby.

Fans excited as Tigers prepare to play in Cotton Bowl

A steady stream of excited Tigers fans came to the UofM ticket office Monday and reserved their spots for the Dec. 28 Cotton Bowl.​

“Oh we’re ready! I’m ready to leave right now,” said Tigers fan Mike Whitefield.

“It’s like a lifetime dream,” Mosby said. “I’ve been a Tigers’ fan here all my life and to have this happen, the Cotton Bowl, really? Hey we’re on a roll!”

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UofM says it’s critical Tigers fans buy tickets directly from the university because they’re financially responsible for 12,500 seats. ​The university promises a top notch fan experience in Dallas. ​

​"One of the best in country," said Jeff Crane, University of Memphis deputy athletics director. “They do really special things that our fans are going to want to be a part of.”

UofM released a seat map of AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The sections filled in with color are the tickets they’re offering at three different prices: ​$100 for the reserved section, $225 for premium seats and to sit in the club section it costs $300.​

Fans are looking forward to making new memories with old friends.​

"Just all friends, we all tailgate together," Whitefield said. "And we've been tailgating together for about 20 years."​

This Christmas, Tigers fans are asking Santa for a win over Penn State!​

"I think the Tigers can beat anybody," Mosby said.

To buy tickets from the University of Memphis, go to GoTigersGoTix.com.

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