Auburn Participates In Outback Bowl Contract Signing Function
Dec. 10, 2009
TAMPA--The Outback Bowl held its bowl contract signing party presented by Walter Energy Thursday, as Auburn head coach Gene Chizik and Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald signed the 2010 Outback Bowl contract. The function, held on the club level at Raymond James Stadium, included members of the Outback Bowl Committee, both school's athletic directors along with nearly 1,000 sponsors, fans and supporters.
"It's exciting to see both Auburn University and Northwestern University coming to the Outback Bowl," said Outback Bowl President/CEO Jim McVay. "It's going to be a classic matchup. We look forward to seeing both teams along with their fans and alumni on New Year's Day."
Auburn and Northwestern will meet in the 24th annual Outback Bowl on New Year's Day at 11 a.m. ET in Raymond James Stadium.
"On behalf of our football program, I want to thank everyone associated with the Outback Bowl for selecting Auburn to play in this outstanding bowl game," Chizik said. "Our players can't wait to begin bowl practice and I know they are thrilled to be coming to Tampa to play in this bowl game. We look forward to the challenge of facing a very good Northwestern team and hope that the Auburn fans fill the Tampa Bay area later this month."
In his first season as Auburn's head coach, Chizik guided the Tigers to a 7-5 record during the regular season. Northwestern concluded its regular season with an 8-4 mark.
"We're very excited about coming to the Outback Bowl and look forward to the Auburn fans painting Raymond James Stadium orange and blue on New Year's Day," Auburn Athletics Director Jay Jacobs said. "I want to thank Jim McVay and the Outback Bowl Committee for their support and can't wait to arrive on Dec. 26."
It will be Auburn's 35th bowl appearance and 12th in the last 15 years. The Tigers have a 19-13-2 record all-time in bowl games.
Tickets for the Outback Bowl are $70 and may be purchased through the
Auburn Ticket Office via auburntigers.com or by calling 1-800-AUB-1957.
For the best seats, fans are strongly encouraged to place orders through
the Auburn Athletic Department.
Auburn University students (limit one ticket per student) who picked up a half price bowl ticket voucher earlier this week have until Friday at 4:30 p.m. CT to purchase their discounted ticket. Students must present their Ignited card at the Auburn Ticket Office when purchasing the $35 ticket.
Official Bowl Packages are available through Total Sports Travel, the official Travel management company for Tigers Unlimited and the Auburn Alumni Association. Call 888-367-8781 for your reservation or visit totalsportstravel.com to pre-register.
The game will be televised nationally by ESPN.
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