Local ticket blitz celebrates BlueCross Bowl anniversary

Local business leader Thomas Lynn of First National Bank purchases ten tickets for ten dollars each to offer an added perk for FNB staff and invites local business and industry leaders to do the same in celebration of the BlueCross Bowl’s 10th Anniversary in Cookeville. From left is Mark Wilson, BlueCross Bowl Steering Committee chair/TTU Athletics; Zach Ledbetter, Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors’ Bureau; Allison Lee, FNB; Tyler Mitchell, FNB; and Thomas Lynn, FNB.

Ticket sales encouraged to support 10 years of hosting privileges

COOKEVILLE – Ten years, 10 tickets, $10 … That’s the idea the local BlueCross Bowl Steering Committee is encouraging among local businesses in Putnam County and the Upper Cumberland region. Set for Nov. 29 through Dec. 1, TSSAA’s high school football championships will bring 18 teams along with coaches, cheer teams, bands, and of course, fans to Tennessee Tech’s Tucker Stadium in Cookeville for three days and nine games.

“As we celebrate the 10th anniversary of our community having the privilege to host these student athletes, their coaches, families and fans, we ask our locals to show their support by purchasing tickets to the games,” said local BlueCross Bowl Steering Committee Chair Mark Wilson.

“It’s our hospitality that makes hosting in Cookeville at Tennessee Tech so special. If we pack Tucker Stadium with local fans, that’s an added hospitality like no other.”

Tickets are $12 each, granting one day admission, but can be purchased for a discount at only $10 each when buying 10 or more. Each ticket offers access to three games per day.

“We have several local businesses that are buying tickets for their staff members, clients, etc., as a gesture of appreciation,” said Sales Committee Chair Brandon Parrish. “Aside from supporting an event that makes a huge economic impact in our community, it also offers something fun to do for an affordable price.”

“Having hosted the games since 2009, this will mark our 10th anniversary of BlueCross Bowl in Cookeville,” added Parrish. “We invite area businesses and industries to celebrate 10 years by buying 10 tickets at $10 each.”

In addition to seeing the best-of-the-best battle it out on the field, attendees will experience an elevated fan experience with Tennessee Tech’s recent addition of a state-of-the-art videoboard offering nearly 3,400 square feet of video space to take the championship atmosphere to a new level at Tucker Stadium.

An estimated 30-40,000 guests will visit the city of Cookeville and the Tennessee Tech campus for the championships, generating an estimated $2.5 million to $3 million economic impact.

Tickets can be purchased at ROADTOCOOKEVILLE.COM or at the Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors’ Bureau, located inside the Leslie Town Centre (1 W. First Street, Cookeville, TN 38501).

Championship games are set as follows:

(All game times are CT).
Division I, Class 2A, 11 a.m.
Division I, Class 4A, 3 p.m.
Division I, Class 6A, 7 p.m

Division II, Class 1A, 11 a.m.
Division II, Class 2A, 3 p.m.
Division II, Class 3A, 7 p.m.

Division I, Class 1A, 11 a.m.
Division I, Class 3A, 3 p.m.
Division I, Class 5A, 7 p.m.

TSSAA’s BlueCross Bowl in Cookeville is a combined effort between the Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors’ Bureau, city of Cookeville, Putnam County, and Tennessee Tech University.

For TSSAA information and playoff brackets, go to: www.tssaa.org.

For BlueCross Bowl information along with Cookeville area information, go to: www.RoadToCookeville.com.

For information about Tennessee Tech University, go to: www.tntech.edu.


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