Cougar Football Tickets Selling At A Brisk Pace

July 30, 2004

PULLMAN, Wash. - Three consecutive 10-win seasons, two bowl wins (2001 Sun, 2003 Holiday) and a 2002 Pacific-10 Conference Championship and 2003 Rose Bowl appearance.

The success by the Washington State football team over the past three years has equated into unprecedented ticket sales for WSU in anticipation of the 2004 season.

As of July 30, WSU has sold over 37,000 tickets for the Sept. 11 WSU-Colorado game at Qwest Stadium in Seattle. That is ahead of the sales pace set for either of the past two Seattle games, including the sellout against Nevada in 2002.

Season tickets have been selling at a similar pace as the Colorado game tickets, which is not included in WSU's season ticket sales package.

'There has been tremendous excitement in anticipation of the upcoming football season,' WSU Associate Director of Athletics for External Operations Pete Isakson said. 'People who are thinking about purchasing season tickets should do so now before a possible sell-out scenario occurs.'

Football season tickets sales are ahead of last year's numbers. Last year, as of July 30, the university sold 12,815 season ticket packages. This year the number is at 15,214, an increase of nearly 16 percent. With student sport pass sales similar to last year, season ticket sales are projected to total over 27,000.

Isakson said that if season tickets do sell out there will not be any tickets available for sale to the general public for the Nov. 20 Apple Cup game against Washington at Pullman.

'If there are tickets remaining for the Apple Cup, they will go on sale via the internet sometime in early to mid- October,' Isakson said.

People interested in buying season tickets, tickets to the Colorado game and any other individual game tickets can purchase them at the WSU Ticket Office or by calling 1-800-GO-COUGS and selecting option three.
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