UT and OU fans gear up for the Red River Showdown

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – We are now counting down the hours until the AT&T Red River Showdown. Tailgates should start bright and early.

On Friday night, fans at the University of Texas and the University of Oklahoma began kicking off the festivities surrounding the event.

“Everyone is coming down to Dallas for the Red River Shootout,” said UT fan Doug Rice. “Nobody else gets that for the biggest game of the year.”

“Going to the fair…having the corn dog before the game and just rooting for the Sooners to beat Texas is the best thing all year,” said OU fan Krystal Hunsucker.

When UT and OU football fans arrived in Dallas, they said it was the perfect city for the AT&T Red River Showdown, perfectly located between Austin and Norman.

“It’s amazing to show up and just at the 50-yard line and Texas and OU splitting the court, there’s mutual hatred and respect,” said UT fan Pete Forsberg. .

200,000 people are expected to gather at Fair Park. This will be the 90th year that the Cotton Bowl has hosted the event.

The economic impact for the city of Dallas and Fair Park is expected to be significant.

“This year has been much better than last year,” said UT fan Leo Avila. “Last year it was difficult trying to find staff for hotels, so after the pandemic and unemployment it’s just recruiting staff, but this year has been much better.”

Heading into tomorrow, both teams are unseeded with matching 3-2 records, which should make for an interesting game.

Gates open at 7 a.m. at Fair Park. Kick off is at 11 a.m.

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