EUGENE, Ore. — Duck and Beaver fans are grabbing up flights to Arizona and Texas.
The Ducks landed in the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale and the Beavers will head to the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio.
Season ticket holders and Duck athletic contributors had until 5 p.m. Monday to retain their priority status. At 7 p.m., tickets go on sale to the general public.
And there’s no shortage of travel companies looking to make your Duck or Beaver experience a trip to remember. Journeys Peak Travel group coordinator Annie Bolling is fielding calls from anxious future Fiesta Bowl fans.
“I don’t know. I lost count already,” Bolling said.
She’s one of many travel agents offering a chartered travel package to the bowl game, and it isn’t too hard to sell.
“Think about January the 1st, when its raining and dark in Eugene and we will be in the sunshine in the desert,” Bolling said.
Both bowls will likely offer lots of sun, and there’s a number of websites to help you in your search.
DuckSportsTravel.com ot com offers air and land options or you can just opt for a gameday-only packages. And for Beavers fans, BeaversSportsTravel.com also has similar air and land packages. We found most of the packages range from $800 all they way up to $2,000 per person. Some include airfare, hotel and even a tailgate party. Just remember, tickets are all sold separately.
“Ask about the refundability of their package and make sure they know who they are booking with because you always nee dot have somebody to go back to if there is any kind of issue,” Bolling said.
A lot of students on campus say they’re still contemplating whether they can make the trip.
“Depending on the price of tickets, me and my family would go if they were cheap enough,” said UO student Gina Swanson.
“I love it because so many of these people have been traveling with me for years,” Bolling said.
Tickets to the Alamo Bowl are already on sale. General public Duck tickets range in from $144 to $268, depending on the availability.