While most people were deep in sleep, some eager football fans were lining up for tickets to the 49th Annual Frontier Bowl. It was Monday, November 5 around 2:00 a.m. when Edward Garza showed up at the Athletics Office outside Harlandale Memorial Stadium. Armed with a folding chair, the proud father of McCollum High School senior player Bobby Garza was able to claim his first-in-line space, but it would be another six hours before Mr. Garza could actually get his hands on some tickets. That was the most anyone has ever had to wait.
The Frontier Bowl is the oldest high school football rivalry in San Antonio and the record stands at 23-23-2. This year’s game will be the tie breaker which is likely why there is such a buzz.
For the first time in Frontier Bowl history, a Cowboy fan purchased a record setting 172 tickets in the reserved section of the home side, McCollum HS. Despite that massive purchase, Harlandale’s side sold out of reserved seating by Monday afternoon. That was another record breaker.
General admission tickets are still available in the main offices at both campuses and at the athletics office. Standing room tickets may be made available the night of the game.
Kickoff is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 9 at the Harlandale Memorial Stadium.