2007 Bowl Nearing Sell-Out, New VIP Area Announced

Tickets For 2007 Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl Going Fast, VIP Club At The Field To Debut

LAS VEGAS - After selling out the last two seasons, less than 2,000 tickets remain to be purchased by the public for the 2007 Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl as of Wednesday, executive director Tina Kunzer-Murphy announced.

''The Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl continues to develop into one our city's top events and the demand for tickets comes earlier each year,'' said Kunzer-Murphy. ''It's only October but we fully expect a third consecutive sold-out game and want to make sure to get the word out to fans that tickets are going fast.''

Organizers also announced the addition of a new seating area in Sam Boyd Stadium's North End Zone that will offer unprecedented views of the game.

Taking the place of the temporary bleachers that were installed for the 2006 game will be the new VIP Club at the Field. The raised and heated area will include complimentary food and beverage and fans can watch the action on the field a few feet away or on the surrounding Pioneer HDTV plasma televisions. The VIP Club at the Field will have 200 reserved seats for $250 apiece while another 250 spots are available for $150 each.

''We wanted to create a comfortable and unique area for our sponsors and fans to enjoy the bowl and the VIP Club at the Field will offer an exciting, up-close game experience,'' Kunzer-Murphy said. ''This is another step in taking the Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl to a higher level.''

The Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl, which is an ESPN Regional Television (ERT) owned-and-operated event, will once again be broadcast nationally on ESPN and ESPNHD and feature the No. 1 pick from the Mountain West Conference vs. the fourth- or fifth-place team from the Pacific-10 Conference.

The game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 22 beginning at 5 p.m. PST. Prices of remaining tickets are $30, $50 and can be reserved by phone at (866) 388-FANS or online at www.lvbowl.com. Group & Corporate Package info is available by phone at (702) 732-3912.

Last year, the 15th annual Pioneer Las Vegas Bowl attracted a crowd of 44,615 fans, which was the largest to ever watch a team sporting event in the state of Nevada. With Sam Boyd Stadium filled to see BYU defeat Oregon 38-8, the game ranked No. 1 among all 32 college postseason bowls for attendance by percentage.