The Alamo Bowl is played each December at the Alamodome in downtown San Antonio, Texas. Since 1993 the Alamo Bowl has treated millions of fans to some of the most exciting bowl games in college football. The game matches up one of the top teams from the Big 12 Conference with a peer from the Pac 12 Conference. The Valero Alamo Bowl is sponsored by Valero Energy, and has been sponsored in the past by Builders Square, Sylvania, and MasterCard. TicketCity is one of the best sources for Alamo Bowl tickets. Our headquarters are located a short drive from San Antonio in Austin, Texas. Each year there is a TicketCity ticket pickup location located nearby the Alamodome. Score with TicketCity - the place to go for Alamo Bowl tickets.
2017 Valero Alamo Bowl Preview
The TCU Horned Frogs will take on the Oregon Ducks in the 2016 Alamo Bowl. Both TCU and Oregon feature two of the top offensive attacks in the country, led by the fantastic quarterback play of Trevone Boykin and Vernon Adams. The Ducks and Horned Frogs both had hopes of a National Championship this season, and are two of the most talented teams in the country. The 2016 Alamo Bowl is set to be one of the most exciting games of the season, and much of the game will come down to which team’s defense steps up. The Ducks defense has struggle through some of the season, and will have their hands full with TCU’s leading receiver Josh Doctson. TCU has a talented defensive front, but has had a hard time stopping top spread attacks. Look for both Oregon and TCU to score points quickly and for the 2016 Alamo Bowl to be one of the highest scoring games of the season.
Check out our Alamo Bowl Preview History page for previews of previous Music Alamo Bowl games.
Alamo Bowl at the Alamodome Address: 100 Montana St, San Antonio, Texas, 78205
The Alamodome is located next to Sunset Station and a short walk from the Riverwalk, which is the heart of the entertainment district of San Antonio. The Alamodome makes up for the lack of amenities available at newer stadiums by providing great sightlines for watching a football game. The capacity of the Alamodome is approximately 66,000 college football fans. There are three levels inside the Alamodome, the 100 level, 200 level, and 300 level.
Alamodome 100 Level
The 100 level seats, or Plaza level, are closest to the field and provide some of best views of the game. There are typically 36 rows in each Plaza level section. The lowest rows are so close to the field that you can hear the conversations on the sideline. The highest rows in this level are situated underneath the overhang from 200 level and have TV monitors setup to watch replays since the scoreboard is blocked from view. Sections 130-138 are behind the Big 12 sideline. Sections 108-116 sit behind the Pac 12 bench.
Alamodome 200 Level & Suite Level
The 200 level is also known as the Club level and sit on a balcony slightly above the 100 level seats. There are only 6 to 10 rows in each section of the 200 level which is why it is one of the most desirable areas to sit within the Alamodome. The small sections mean no crowds in the concourse, which allows fans to access concessions and restrooms without waiting in line. The Suite level is located by the 200 level; please call TicketCity for information on suites at the Alamodome.
Alamodome 300 Level
The 300 level seats, or Upper level, is the top-level inside the Alamodome. The seats are further from the action on the field, but still provide nice sightlines. There are typically 28 rows in each Upper level section.
Alamo Bowl Event Guide
What are best attractions to see when in San Antonio for the Alamo Bowl?
On gameday visit the Fan Zone at Sunset Station, which is an entertainment area setup on the plaza right outside the Alamodome. There will be music, food and drinks. The Riverwalk is one of San Antonio's premier attractions and only a 10 minute walk from the Alamodome. It is a symbol of culture and beauty, being made up of cobbled walkways, bridges, shops and restaurants. The Riverwalk has 3 miles of pathways that connect you to the best spots at San Antonio's city center, including many of the top restaurants, bars and sports bars. There are boat tours available if you want to take an authentic San Antonio water taxi. If you are looking to shop a bit, try the Rivercenter Mall. The Alamo is the top attraction in San Antonio and a short walk from the Alamodome.
Where are the best places to eat in San Antonio for the Alamo Bowl?
La Fogata is one of the best Mexican food restaurants in Texas. Located about 10 minutes from the Alamodome on Vance Jackson, La Fogata is a must for those who want to sample the best of local cuisine. La Fogata’s margaritas are so good that there is a quick-serve window right up front so patrons can enjoy the frozen concoction as they wait for a table on the patio. Biga on the Banks is on the Riverwalk and serves up seafood, beef, lamb and game dishes that pair nicely with the restaurant's extensive wine selection. Biga is the highest rated restaurant currently on the San Antonio River. Located a whopping 1/10 mile from the stadium, you should have no trouble walking to the game. Blue Star Brewing Company is the spot for a great homebrewed beer. Rio Rio and The Original Mexican Restaurant are two other famous spots on the Riverwalk that let enjoy great food right next to the water. There is more game info available on our Alamo Bowl event guide page.
What are the best games in Alamo Bowl history?
The 1995 game saw Texas A&M edge Michigan Wolverines 22-20. In 1998, an unranked Purdue team was led by quarterback Drew Brees to a major upset of #4 ranked Kansas State. The 2005 Alamo Bowl saw Nebraska barely escape Michigan, who nearly scored on the game’s final play. In 2006, the Texas Longhorns were rallied late by Colt McCoy to defeat the Iowa Hawkeyes. The 2011 game between Baylor and Washington is to date the highest scoring game in Alamo Bowl history; Bears Heisman winner RGIII helped Baylor put up 67 points to the Huskies 56. There is more info on our famous Alamo Bowls page and our Alamo Bowl history page.
How can I get cheap Alamo Bowl tickets?
TicketCity offers a large selection of Alamo Bowl tickets which includes some of the lowest priced seats on the market. Alamo Bowl ticket prices fluctuate based on demand for the games. Bigger matchups typically push demand higher & ticket prices. The opposite can happen if the Alamo Bowl matchup is less intriguing. Marquee teams, like the Texas Longhorns, Oregon Ducks, Michigan Wolverines, and other teams with large fan bases, can drive up Alamo Bowl ticket prices. The Alamo Bowl is one of the biggest sporting events in the country, so if you’re looking for cheap tickets you may want to act early before the big push in December.
Who are the most famous players to play in the Alamo Bowl?
Charles Woodson, Brian Griese, Ryan Leaf, Drew Brees, Eric Crouch, Dallas Clark, Lavar Arrington, Bobby Carpenter, Ted Ginn Jr, Chad Henne, Colt McCoy, Jeremy Maclin, Brian Orakpo, Justin Blackmon, Ndamukong Suh, Robert Griffin III and Kenny Vaccaro are all big names who played in the Alamo Bowl. Visit our Alamo Bowl past champions page to see a full list of previous game winners.