TICKETS ON SALE SEPTEMBER 1

Tickets on Sale, Venetian and Golden Nugget Announced As Official Team Hotels


LAS VEGAS - Tickets for the 15th Annual Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl go on sale September 1.

Fans can purchase their tickets using three convenient ways: going online at www.lvbowl.com, calling (702) 732-3912 or in person at the Thomas & Mack Center Box Office on the UNLV campus.

Ticket prices are as follows: Reserved $20, End Zone $30, Sidelines $50 and the special VIP Seats for $100, which also include reserved parking. Group and corporate ticket packages and additional information are available by calling the bowl's offices at (702) 732-3912.

The Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl, which is an ESPN Regional Television (ERT) owned-and-operated event, will be played Thursday, Dec. 21, beginning at 5 p.m. PST at Sam Boyd Stadium. The game will once again be shown nationally on ESPN and ESPNHD.

For the first time, this season's game will match the No. 1 pick from the Mountain West Conference vs. the fourth-place team from the Pacific-10 Conference.

The game's executive director, Tina Kunzer-Murphy also announced that The Venetian Resort Hotel has joined the event this year as the official home for the Pac-10 team, while the Golden Nugget will once again serve as headquarters to the Mountain West representative.

''We welcome the Venetian to our lineup, which will be a fantastic compliment to the Golden Nugget downtown,'' Kunzer-Murphy said. ''Once again, our game will offer world-class accommodations for our teams and their fans, which are unmatched by any bowl in the country.''