Emerald Bowl Tickets for Sale
In the 2008 Emerald Bowl, the California Golden Bears took down the Miami Hurricanes by a score of 24-17 in a very competitive matchup. This year's game should be no different, but since it is played at Pac Bell Park, a venue mainly dedicated for baseball, seating is limited to just under 41,000 fans, so act fast and get your tickets now if you want to see the game.
Getting tickets and planning to make the trip to the Emerald Bowl is a win-win situation. Fans will not only get to see what promises to be a great postseason college bowl contest, but they can take advantage of the being in the game's home city and enjoy all that the San Francisco Bay area has to offer, before and after the game. Get your 2009 Emerald Bowl tickets to see two top schools, both heavy on college football tradition, fight it out at AT&T Park in San Francisco on December 26.
Since the first game in 2002, the Emerald Bowl has seen fans from across the entire country packing into AT&T Park in San Francisco to watch as two of the NCAA's best college football teams take the field in battle. Previously known as the Diamond Walnut San Francisco Bowl, in 2006 the name was changed and the contest now features one team from the Pac-10 versus a representative from the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
This year, on December 26, 2009, the Emerald Bowl will match the Trojans from the University of Southern California against the Boston College Eagles. If it sounds strange that USC is playing this early in the bowl season, it is. After having played in seven consecutive BCS bowls and winning two national titles, the Trojans will be trying to end this year on a positive note against the Eagles. Having dropped three of their last five games, including a regular-season ending 21-17 loss to Arizona, USC fell from the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the first time in eight years.
On the other side of the ball, Boston College is not only making their 11th straight bowl appearance, but the Eagles are the first team to play in the Emerald Bowl twice, having beaten Colorado State 35-21 in 2003. Boston College, 8-1 in bowl games this decade, features a stingy defense but has struggled at times on offense over the course of the year, while the Trojans have been inconsistent on both sides of the ball in 2009.