Tickets for Gridiron Classic Selling at a Brisk Pace

June 11, 2008

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Judging by ticket sales, the first game of the Paul Wulff era will be a well-attended event.

Tickets are selling at a brisk pace for Washington State University's season opener against Oklahoma State at Seattle's Qwest Field. The Aug. 30 game, the Cougar Gridiron Classic presented by Washington Beef Producers, will kick off at 12:30 p.m. and be televised live by FSN.

Nearly 20,000 tickets have been sold, according to Dan Meyer, director of ticket sales for WSU Athletics. Tickets have been on sale to the public through Ticketmaster since June 2.

'We are currently sitting at ticket sales comparable to where we were in mid-August for last year's game against San Diego State,' Meyer said. 'Compared to last year's Cougar Gridiron Classic, sales are up almost 65 percent over this same date last year.

'With 5,600 seats held for WSU students, we can account for about 25,000 tickets out as of June 10,' Meyer added. 'Ten of the 14 Club Level sections are already sold out.'

Meyer emphasizes that great seats are still available for Wulff's first game as head coach of the Cougar football program. Ticket prices range from $7 to $55 and are available through all Ticketmaster outlets and at www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling the WSU Ticket Office at 1-800-Go-Cougs, or online at www.wsucougars.com.

WSU will be making its seventh appearance at the home field of the Seattle Seahawks. The series started in 2002 with WSU hosting Nevada in the first football game played in the new stadium. WSU beat the Wolfpack and have also defeated Idaho (2003), Grambling (2005), Baylor (2006), and San Diego State (2007) in Seattle, with its only setback a loss to Colorado in 2004.

For the second consecutive year, fans can save money on gas and parking by choosing Sound Transit to get to the game. Sound Transit will be offering train service to Qwest Field from as far south as Tacoma and as far north as Everett. For more information on Sound Transit, please go to www.soundtransit.org.

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