USC Football Game Nears Sell-Out

Oct. 14, 2008


TUCSON, Ariz. – Tickets remain available to the final four Arizona football home games in 2008, but only a limited number remain for the Homecoming game against USC on October 25.

Arizona officials report less than 200 tickets remain available for the Oct. 25 game against the Trojans, currently ranked No. 6 in the Associated Press Top 25. A majority of the remaining tickets are single seats with a limited number of pairs available in the Loge seating area.

“Our fans have definitely shown their excitement for the upcoming games against some very talented Pac-10 teams,” said James Francis, director of marketing and ticket sales. “Homecoming is always a very popular game and that is certainly the case this with year with USC coming to town.”

Good seats are still available for the Wildcats’ other three home games, but tickets are selling quickly, including to this week’s showdown with No. 25 California – the lone unbeaten team in Pacific-10 Conference play.

“We encourage fans to get their tickets in advance of all of our remaining games,” added Francis. “This Saturday’s game against California is the first of four great match-ups, and we have an excellent ticket option that we hope our fans will take advantage of.”

Fans have the opportunity to purchase a Pac-10 Pack, which includes a special “meal deal”.  For just $84, fans will receive a ticket for three of the remaining home games (except USC) on the schedule including Cal, Oregon State and ASU, plus a concessions meal deal valued at $33.

Arizona drew its largest crowd of the season at Arizona Stadium on Oct. 4 when it defeated the Washington Huskies 48-14 on Family Weekend. An announced crowd of 55,624 fans watched the Wildcats pick up their largest margin of victory over Washington in school history.

“Our crowd supports us so much at home,” said Head Coach Mike Stoops. “I hope we can get a lot of energy in our stadium this week and create an atmosphere that shows this is a big game for us.”

This week, senior quarterback Willie Tuitama looks to break several prestigious school records, including the mark for most passing yards and most career total offense yards in Arizona history. Tuitama, who has helped lead the Wildcats to an average of 53 points per game in three games at Arizona Stadium this season, needs only 30 more passing yards and 172 total yards to pass Tom Tunnicliffe as the school’s most accomplished offensive player in the respective categories.

Patrons may purchase tickets online here through 2 p.m. Saturday, conduct transactions in person at the McKale Center Ticket Office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, or order by phone at 520-621-2287 or 800-452-2287. Game-day sales begin at 2 p.m. at the Arizona Stadium Box Office underneath the southeast corner at North Cherry Avenue and East Sixth Street.


Arizona Remaining Home Schedule (All times MST):


Date                             Opponent                                                         Time

Sat., Oct. 18                 California (Hispanic Heritage Day)                       7 p.m.

Sat., Oct. 25                 USC (Homecoming)                                           7:15 p.m.

Sat., Nov. 22                 Oregon State                                                     5 p.m.

Sat., Dec. 6                   Arizona State                                                    TBA


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