TX OU at the Cotton Bowl Stadium
The Red River Showdown is played in the Cotton Bowl on the grounds of the State Fair of Texas in Dallas. The Cotton Bowl is one of the few old-fashioned bowl stadiums left in America, and can pack in over 92,000 fans on TX/OU game day. Tickets are divided evenly between OU and UT fans, with the fan bases split down the middle of the stadium in Sections 6 and Section 24.
Cotton Bowl Seating Chart
The Cotton Bowl lower-level sections include Sections 1-36, which ring the field. Each section has approximately 42 rows. Along the sideline the overhang from the upper-deck creates a shaded area which fans prefer to get out of the sun. The one downside to sitting under the overhang is there are some concrete poles which you must look around to see the action on the field. The Cotton Bowl is a throwback stadium, so you definitely feel closer to the field when you are in the lower rows of the lower-level. Fans in the endzone sections are typically looking over their schools band and/or spirit groups.
The upper deck of the Cotton Bowl includes Sections 101-144, which each have 34 rows. The upper-level sideline sections are part of the existing Cotton Bowl stadium structure, but the upper-level endzone sections on each side were added to the building in more recent years.
At the TX/OU game, the Texas Longhorns have from Section 6 to 24 on the lower-level. The Longhorns sit in Sections 106 to 128 on the upper-level. Sections 6 and 24 on the lower-level are actually split down the middle, so fans from the rival teams cannot get closer to each other sitting in any other part of the venue. At the OU/Texas game, the Oklahoma Sooners fans are seated from Section 1 to 5 and Section 25 to 36 on the lower-level. Then from Section 101 to 105 and Section 129 to 144 on upper-level