NCAA Delays Reupping TicketCity Bowl License
Also denied, for now: the TicketCity Bowl, which took over the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park last New Year's Day, halfway-ish filling a heretofore empty stadium abandoned when the Cotton Bowl Classic moved to Cowboys Stadium two years ago. Says the NCAA's press release, "The subcommittee delayed its decision on reaffirming the TicketCity Bowl license...pending further information and discussion of its business plan." Messages have been left for NCAA officials for further explanation.
For those paying attention, the city's really hoping the TicketCity Bowl sticks around: A briefing to the council earlier this month laid out a plan that has the State Fair of Texas giving the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau $200,000 that would go toward paying teams invited to play in the bowl. That's four years' worth of payments meant to market Fair Park. And the DCVB says it'll throw in another $200,000 on top of that. Unless, of course, it don't have to.