BOOMING BOWL BOOSTS COMMUNITY
The holidays mean more than Christmas lights and jingle bells to San
Antonio. Since the first game in 1993, the Valero Alamo Bowl has created
excitement and pageantry in San Antonio that rings in the New Year with
thrilling games in front of capacity crowds and record television ratings.
The 2019 Valero Alamo Bowl is the 27th bowl game that the Alamodome has
hosted. In addition to these 27 games, the Dome has also hosted nine neutral site
contests over the past 25 years, including the Shamrock Series games involving
Notre Dame versus Washington State and Army. These 36 games have attracted
over 2.5 million spectators (over 50% are out-of-town visitors), generated a total
economic impact in excess of $969 million and contributed $119 million to higher
education through team payouts and local scholarships.
The Valero Alamo Bowl also actively pursues neutral site college football games
for San Antonio with the most recent match-ups being Texas A&M vs. Army (2006),
the Big 12 Championship (2007), Notre Dame vs. Washington State (2009) and
Notre Dame vs Army (2016).
This 27th Valero Alamo Bowl is projecting a $40 million total economic impact
on San Antonio and local scholarship giving of over $1 million.
The San Antonio experience for student-athletes, coaches, administrators and
fans is unforgettable. For the Valero Alamo Bowl, it begins the Thursday after Team
Announcement when the head coaches of the teams selected to play in the bowl
fly to San Antonio to meet the media.
When the coaches bring their teams back for Bowl Week, players, coaches and
fans are treated to a variety of fun activities including a trip to SeaWorld and a
San Antonio Spurs game, a Pep Rally on the River Walk, a Kickoff Luncheon and
visits to the Alamo and River Walk that are located right outside of the team hotels.
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