The CIF state championship bowl games last December in Carson produced a profit of $70,000, CIF associate director Ron Nocetti said.
It's only the second time in eight years of the bowl games that a profit was made after expenses, according to Nocetti. The Open Division final between St. John Bosco and De La Salle drew the largest crowd in bowl history. The total attendance for the final day was 16,791, with the majority coming for the Open Division final that produced long ticket lines and caused some people to give up.
Executive Director Roger Blake said one lesson learned is to warn fans to arrive much earlier than waiting until the last minute to purchase tickets for the final game of the two-day bowl games.