Thursday, December 10, 2009

GATOR BOWL ADDS EXTRA SEATS FOR BOWDEN FINALE

Two days after the bowl announced a sellout for its Jan. 1 game between Florida State and West Virginia, organizers decided to add temporary bleachers -- much like the city does for the annual Florida-Georgia game at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium.

The bleachers will provide an extra 6,000 seats, with the tickets getting split evenly between the schools.

The extra seats will increase stadium capacity to 83,500. The Gator Bowl sold every ticket to the game in less than two hours Sunday.

Bowden announced last week that the bowl game would be his last. The Gator Bowl passed up Clemson, Miami and Boston College to select the Seminoles and give Bowden an alluring matchup in his finale.

Bowden coached the Mountaineers from 1970 to 1975 going 42-26 and winning a Peach Bowl over N.C. State 13-10.

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