October 11, 2017 / For Immediate Release
2017 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl Tickets Now Available for Purchase
21st game to be played Friday, Dec. 22 at 2 p.m. MST
BOISE, Idaho — Tickets for the 2017 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl are now available for purchase to the general public at FamousIdahoPotatoBowl.com. The 21st edition of the northernmost college bowl game, featuring the Mountain West Conference (MW) against the Mid-American Conference (MAC), will kick off at 2 p.m. MT (4 p.m. ET) on Friday, Dec. 22 at Albertsons Stadium on the campus of Boise State University, and will be aired by ESPN.
Tickets will start at $20 for reserved seating in the South End Zone. Tickets for reserved seating in the upper curves are on sale for $30, while main stadium seating is priced at $50 and Stadium Club seats are priced at $75. A limited number of suites, club seats and loge boxes are available by contacting the Boise State Athletic Ticket Office at (208) 426-4737. Tickets for those areas start at $100.
The 21st annual game is becoming synonymous with the start of winter break festivities, being played on Dec. 22 for the third consecutive year. Last year Idaho held off a tenacious Colorado State team, 61-50, in a record-setting affair. For just the third time in college football bowl history, both teams eclipsed the 600-yard mark, combining for 1,206 yards of high-flying offense — and that was after a scoreless first quarter.
The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl proceeds provide tickets and/or contributions to Idaho Charities that include the United Way, Optimist Youth Football, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Boise School District, Treasure Valley YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs, Girls Scouts and Armed Forces personnel.
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