Oct. 7, 2013
WACO, Texas -
The 15th-ranked Baylor football team's Dec. 7 game against longtime rival Texas, which will mark the Bears' final game after 64 seasons of play at Floyd Casey Stadium, has been officially declared a sell-out, school officials announced Monday. Kickoff for the Dec. 7 game will be announced sometime in late November by the Big 12 Conference.
Ticket sales for the UT game include 3,500 general admission seats which were sold in the south end zone at Floyd Casey Stadium and the stadium's all-time single-game record crowd of 51,385 for the Bears' Oct. 29, 2006, game vs. Texas A&M may fall in Baylor's final game before moving into the new $260 million Baylor Stadium in 2014 along the banks of the Brazos River.
Baylor's Dec. 7 finale against the Longhorns will include the Bears wearing of NIKE retro uniforms, inspired by the 1950 Baylor squad in order to honor the first team to play at Floyd Casey Stadium, a pre-game fly-over of vintage 1950 aircraft, recognition of Baylor football lettermen from the 1950s and a special post-game "turn out the lights" ceremony.
In addition, school officials announced that 1,700 tickets remain for the Bears' Oct. 19 Homecoming game vs. Iowa State, which kicks off at 6 p.m. on ESPNU, and 2,900 for the Nov. 7 game vs. No. 10 Oklahoma that kicks off at 6:30 p.m. on FS1. Fans looking to purchase tickets to either game may call the Baylor Athletic Ticket Office at 254.710.1000 or visit www.baylorbears.com/tickets.
Through four 2013 home games, Baylor as averaged 43,137 fans, nearly 2,000 more than it did a year ago (41,194) and some 1,769 ahead of its 2011 record-average of 41,368 per game.