Texas fans who love road trips might have to splash some extra cash to get into opponents’ stadiums this fall.
A change in Big 12 Conference policy has reduced the required allotment of seats provided to visiting teams from 4,000 to 3,000, meaning schools like Oklahoma are selling more season tickets to their own fans.
Of course, the Longhorns and Sooners split tickets evenly at the neutral-site Red River Showdown in Dallas, which eliminates one headache for traveling Texas fans. The Longhorns have four Big 12 road trips this fall: Iowa State, Baylor, TCU and West Virginia.
With fewer tickets set aside for visitors, more Texas fans wanting to make memories at those games will have to resort to the secondary market — online distributors such as SeatGeek, StubHub and VividSeats and good old-fashioned scalpers.
Only one thing seems certain: No matter the allotment, plenty of burnt orange will find its way into enemy territory. That’s just how this college football fandom thing works.
News on Bevo Beat is free and unlimited. Access to the rest of Hookem.com is included with an Austin American-Statesman subscription in addition to Statesman.com and the ePaper edition. Subscribe today at statesman.com/subscribe.