The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

December 16, 2011

Allstate to raffle tickets for BCS Championship

From staff reports
The News Courier

— Allstate will raffle off eight pairs of tickets to the BCS National Championship game Saturday, with help from former Alabama quarterback Bart Starr.

Starr will be on hand from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Allstate gazebo at the Alabama Bookstore, located at 1015 University Blvd. in Tuscaloosa. Starr will meet fans and help present tickets to lucky winners.

Registration will be from noon to 4 p.m. and tickets will be raffled off every 30 minutes. Fans must be present to win.

For fans who don’t have tickets, signing up for a raffle may be their only chance to attend the big game. On Thursday, tickets being sold on eBay ranged from $3,000 for two tickets to $10,000 for six.

“As title sponsor of the Allstate BCS National Championship, the ticket giveaways are Allstate’s way of rallying excitement among Crimson Tide fans for Alabama’s second appearance in the BCS title game since 2010,” said a press release from the insurance company.

Alabama will play the LSU Tigers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Jan. 9.