Red River Rivalry Staying Put Through 2025 - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Red River Rivalry Staying Put Through 2025

Posted: Updated:
DALLAS -

The Red River Rivalry isn't going anywhere any time soon.

Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings formally announced an extension on Tuesday that will keep the annual OU-Texas game at the State Fair of Texas through 2025, adding five years on to a deal that already ran through 2020.

According to reports, both OU and Texas receive payments of $500,000 for playing at the Cotton Bowl, along with a 50-50 split of ticket sales. Dallas area officials estimate the rivalry game annually provides an economic boost of more than $20 million in the county.

Oklahoma and Texas have played at Fair Park since 1929 with the Longhorns leading the series 46-35-4.

"Generations of Sooners and Longhorns will proudly attest that the Red River Showdown is played amidst the most unique atmosphere in all of college football," OU athletic director Joe Castiglione said. "Two of football's greatest programs and their legions of passionate fans are diametrically situated in the historic Cotton Bowl, surrounded by revelry of the State Fair of Texas.

"The University of Oklahoma is thrilled about preserving the rich tradition of this game in the City of Dallas. While subject to any necessary final approval by the board of regents from universities, we are looking forward more future student-athletes and fans enjoying the spectacle of this renowned football rivalry for many years to come."

Live Radar

WARN Interactive

More Sports

  • OSU Cowboys

    Get all your OSU Cowboys information from sports highlights to the latest news & videos.

  • OKC Thunder

    Thunder Up! Get the latest sports news, game highlights, videos and updates on the team.

  • TU Golden Hurricane

    Follow the TU Golden Hurricane! Get sports scores, news and highlights.

  • ORU Golden Eagles

    ORU Golden Eagles fans can find the latest news on the team, scores and video here!

  • SportsMore>>

  • Oklahoma Ford Sports Blitz: January 22

    Oklahoma Ford Sports Blitz: January 22

    This week on the Oklahoma Ford Sports Blitz, the guys talk the upcoming Superbowl, OSU win in bedlam part two, sports contributor Matt Pinto joins the guys for Thunder rundown, Mel Kipers first NFL mock draft of the season, and everything college basketball. 

    More >>

    This week on the Oklahoma Ford Sports Blitz, the guys talk the upcoming Superbowl, OSU win in bedlam part two, sports contributor Matt Pinto joins the guys for Thunder rundown, Mel Kipers first NFL mock draft of the season, and everything college basketball. 

    More >>
  • Coaches Reflect On Nail-Biting Bedlam Basketball Matchup

    Coaches Reflect On Nail-Biting Bedlam Basketball Matchup

    For the third straight Saturday there was high drama at Gallagher-Iba Arena, and for the 3rd straight Saturday, the Cowboys found a way to win, even while giving up an opponent record 48 points to OU freshman Trae Young.

    More >>

    For the third straight Saturday there was high drama at Gallagher-Iba Arena, and for the 3rd straight Saturday, the Cowboys found a way to win, even while giving up an opponent record 48 points to OU freshman Trae Young.

    More >>
  • George Scores 36, Thunder Blast LeBron, Cavs 148-124

    George Scores 36, Thunder Blast LeBron, Cavs 148-124

    AP photoAP photo

    LeBron James couldn't get to 30,000 career points and he and his Cleveland teammates couldn't stop Paul George, Russell Westbrook or Carmelo Anthony as the Oklahoma City Thunder thumped the Cavaliers...

    More >>

    LeBron James couldn't get to 30,000 career points and he and his Cleveland teammates couldn't stop Paul George, Russell Westbrook or Carmelo Anthony as the Oklahoma City Thunder thumped the Cavaliers 148-124 on...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.