The Missouri Tigers will face the North Carolina Tar Heels in the 2011 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl on Monday, Dec. 26 at 4 p.m. on ESPN2 at Independence Stadium.
Tickets to this year’s game are available at area Super 1 Foods grocery stores for $37. All Super 1 Foods tickets are for south endzone seating. Military tickets can be purchased in person by military personnel at the Bowl Office for a special discounted price of $32 for south end zone and $42 for sideline bench seats. Those wishing to donate tickets to the military can do so at those same prices. Military discounted tickets are also available for purchase at Barksdale Air Force Base in the Tickets and Attractions Department and on base at Fort Polk.
Tickets are still available for the 2011 AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl as well as the United Healthcare "Big Game Show" Team Welcome Party on Thursday, Dec. 22 at Riverview Hall. Tickets are $30 and gives fans a unique chance to watch the teams perform in several game show activities. Food will be provided at the event and is included with each ticket. The “Citizens National Bank FCA Breakfast” will be held on Friday, Dec. 23 at 7:30 a.m. at the Bossier Civic Center and tickets are just $5.
Lee Michaels Fine Jewelry on Youree Drive is giving fans who attend the game a chance to win two pieces of jewelry, and everyone is eligible to win. Anyone who purchases a ticket to the game and is simply in their seat at the time of the giveaway is eligible. The drawings will occur during the first and the third quarter. A pair of 1 carat total weight diamond earrings as well as a 2 carat diamond bracelet will be given away.
Fans are encouraged to arrive early on gameday for the FREE MetroPCS Fan Fest that will be held at Fair Grounds Field from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and will feature food, fun, and music by Windstorm. The FREE AT&T Pep Rally and Parade will be held on the midway of the State Fairgrounds at 1:30 p.m.
Shuttles will run from Mall St. Vincent and Pierre Bossier Mall to Independence Stadium and back on gameday. A $5 round-trip charge will apply but all fans 12 and under can ride for free. Security will be provided. The shuttle drop-off location on gameday will be Fair Grounds Field from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the FREE MetroPCS Fan Fest. Then at 1 p.m., the shuttle will begin dropping riders off at its normal location at Greenwood Road. The postgame pick-up location, as it has been in past years, will be the location at Greenwood Road. PA announcements and signage will remind shuttle riders of postgame pick-up location.
Tickets can be purchased by calling the Bowl Office at (318) 221-0712 or toll free at 888-414-BOWL (2695) from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or at www.independencebowl.org. Tickets can also be purchased in person at the Bowl office located at 401 Market Street, Suite 120 on the main floor of the American Tower in downtown Shreveport. Prices are $47 for sideline bench seating and $37 for south end zone seating.
The AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl is offering several new ticket packages this year. The “ALL-IN Zone” costs $60 and includes one south end zone ticket and an all-inclusive food package consisting of hot dogs, hamburgers, soft drinks, bottled water, and chips.
The “Six Pack Special” costs $310 and includes six Sideline Bench seats, six shuttle tickets, six beers (redeemed at game), and six commemorative koozies also redeemed at the game. The “Bench Warmer 4-Pack” includes four Sideline bench seats, one Silver Lot parking pass, and four tickets to the “Big Game Show” Team Welcome Party and costs just $250, a savings of over $90.
The “Johnny’s Catfish and Seafood Family Fun Pack” includes four south end zone tickets, four hot dogs, four soft drinks, and a Blue Lot parking pass for $175. The ticket package also includes a “Johnny’s Catfish Family Pack,” which is a $20 value included in the price. This saves fans more than $35 off of the regular price.
The Touchdown Club costs $380 and is a ticket package specially designed for larger groups. This package includes 10 south end zone tickets and 10 shuttle tickets.
The Independence Bowl also offers a wonderful ticket donation program, the Super 1 Foods Kid’s Corner Youth Ticket Initiative. The Super 1 Foods Kid’s Corner Youth Ticket Initiative allows businesses and individuals the opportunity to donate 25 or more tickets to an area non-profit organization of their choice, such as the YMCA, Volunteers of America, or Boys and Girls Club. This program is also a great way for youth groups to sit together at the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl in a fun and safe environment.
Information on becoming a member of the Independence Bowl Foundation or a corporate sponsor of the bowl is also available at the Bowl Office located on the ground floor of the American Tower in downtown Shreveport at 401 Market Street, Suite 120. Those interested may also contact the Bowl Office at 318.221.0712 or toll free at 888.414.BOWL (2695) or visit the bowl’s official website at www.independencebowl.org.