When the UCLA Bruins head to Qualcomm Stadium on Dec. 27 to take on the Baylor Bears in the Holiday Bowl, they'll have all the support of Bruin Nation that comes with selling out its institutional allotment of tickets for the postseason matchup.
The Bruins were given 11,000 tickets to sell to fans of the program, and the school announced on Wednesday that it had sold every last one of them. Most of the purchases came from season ticket holders and Wooden Athletic Fund donors.
"I want to commend the Bruin Family for their support and offer a special thanks to our investors," said UCLA athletic director Dan Guerrero. "Our loyal season ticket holders and generous donors - who have not wavered in their enthusiasm of the program and will be in full force in San Diego."
The game at the 'Q' just a couple of hours south of Los Angeles figures to be a de facto home game for UCLA as the bowl game is immensely popular in Southern California. The strong support for the program comes on the heels of one of the best seasons in recent memory for UCLA football that culminated with a defeat of the rival USC Trojans in November.