Student tickets sold out for Saturday’s home opener

Justin Michael

When Colorado State football kicks off for the very first time in the on-campus stadium this Saturday there will not be an empty seat in the house. The athletic department announced Tuesday that the entire allotment of 10,000 student tickets have been claimed for the Aug. 26 matchup with Oregon State, officially ruling the game a sellout.

Along with being the first game in the new facilities, Saturday will also be the first time that students use the new ticketing system for football. Students that reserved a seat in advance do not need to print out a physical ticket. They simply can scan their ID directly at the gate.

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While student tickets officially sold out Tuesday, single-game tickets for the general public were all purchased on July 24. For a short period of time after, fans were still able to purchase tickets for the inaugural contest through season ticket or three-game mini-packages. Those have seen sold out as well. 

For the 2017 season, CSU has already set a school record with over 15,000 season ticket packages sold. Season ticket holders and fans of the green and gold got their first taste of the stadium with an open house event that was open to the public on Aug. 5. In total, 21, 447 fans attended the event.

Saturday’s matchup with Oregon State will be the first football game to be played on campus in nearly 50 years. The game will kickoff at 12:30 p.m. MT and will be nationally televised on CBS Sports Network.

Gates will officially open up at 10:30 a.m., with pre-game festivities expected to start before then. Saturday’s crowd is anticipated to be around 36,500 people, as there will be no standing room tickets available for the home opener.

Collegian sports director can be reached by email at jmichael@collegian.com or Twitter @JustinTMichael.