Just over three days after the matchup was finalized, this year’s Big 12 Championship between the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners has already sold out, according to the Big 12 office. There is still limited standing room available.
A sold out crowd adds to the buzz surrounding this matchup. With the Red River Showdown coming to Arlington, a conference championship on the line, and several months worth of bragging rights at stake, AT&T Stadium will be near maximum capacity on Saturday.
While Texas is going for just its fourth conference title, Oklahoma is looking to win their fourth straight and 12th overall.
Kickoff will be at 11:00 a.m. CT and the game will be nationally televised on ABC.
With the Big 12 Championship back in effect starting last season, AT&T Stadium regained their rights to host the conference championship game. Last years game between TCU and Oklahoma produced just over 64,000 fans.
The last time the Longhorns played in Arlington was pretty special. It was also the last time they played in a Big 12 Championship game. No. 3 Texas grinded out a 13-12 victory over the No. 22 Nebraska Cornhuskers — thanks to that one extra second on the clock. Hunter Lawrence sent the team to the National Championship with his memorable 46-yarder as time expired.