Root on Art Briles and the Baylor football team in its final two home games of the season.
WACO, Texas - Bowl-eligible for the first time since 1995 and on the brink of shattering the program's six-game home attendance record, the Baylor Athletic Department is offering a season-ending two-game ticket package to its fans for the Bears' upcoming nationally televised home games against No. 23 Texas A&M and No. 16 Oklahoma.
This special package, which includes the Bears' games this Saturday at 6:10 p.m. against Texas A&M in the 107th Battle of the Brazos, and the regular-season finale at 7 p.m. on Nov. 20 against Oklahoma, is priced at $80 for adults and $50 for youth (age 2-18)--a $30 savings off the single-game price. This discounted package will be available to fans on-line only at BaylorBears.com beginning at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 10, with sales closing Thursday, Nov. 11, at noon.
"Baylor fans have been tremendous this season rising up to 'Fill the Stands' for the first four home games," said Baylor Director of Athletics Ian McCaw. "With the inspiring support of BU fans, the Bears have responded with wins in each game at Floyd Casey Stadium on their way to becoming bowl bound for the first time since 1994. This special offer affords the Waco community and Baylor alumni an opportunity to be a part of the two remaining home games at a reduced price while tickets remain available. We encourage fans to arrive early, wear gold and cheer loud as the Bears continue to build on their historic season."
Baylor has drawn 159,136 fans to its first four home football games of the 2010 season, an average of 39,784 per game, and would need to draw just over 82,000 in its final two home games to break both Floyd Casey Stadium's single-game six-game total (240,367 in 1991) and per-game average (40,061) attendance records.
Fans can use their A&M football tickets to purchase a $5 ticket to any of the second-ranked Lady Bears' games this weekend in the World Vision Classic (Nov. 12 vs. Florida International, 6:30 p.m.; Nov. 13 vs. Montana State, Noon; Nov. 14 vs. Rice, 2:30 p.m.) or the 16th-ranked Bears' season-opener on Nov. 12 against Grambling State at 8:30 p.m. Quantities are limited for all basketball games, and one ticket for Friday's season-opening BU double-header is good for both Baylor games. Fans may also use their Oklahoma football tickets to purchase $5 tickets to the Baylor-Michigan State women's basketball game on Nov. 19, which is a rematch of the 2005 NCAA championship game won by the Lady Bears, 84-62, in Indianapolis.