UA Closing on 'GameDay' Sellout

Nov. 18, 2009

TUCSON--Less than 800 tickets remain for the Oregon-Arizona football game this Saturday, so would-be patrons are counseled to get in gear if they wish to be part of the excitement at Arizona Stadium.

The game pits No. 11 Oregon against Arizona in a game with ramifications for the conference championship, with fourth-place Arizona (4-2) trailing the Ducks by a game (6-1) in the loss column. If Oregon wins its drive to the Rose Bowl gets one step closer. If Arizona wins, it retains a chance for a co-championship and the berth in Pasadena.

ESPN officials today confirmed the location for the set of College GameDay. The Saturday nationally-renowned football program will air from 8 to 10 a.m. Tucson time from a stage on the Mall in front of the UA Student Union Memorial, with Old Main as the backdrop.

The cable network goes live initially with a glimpse of Tucson for its 7 a.m. SportsCenter broadcast, and then an hour later the GameDay set is all action.

Event policies and procedures regarding parking, UA game-day tailgating and other advisory notices to Wildcat fans attending the GameDay broadcast will be finalized early Thursday. Check back here for more.

Saturday's game also marks DM Day, honoring the airmen and base personnel at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. A flyover of jets will stream above the Mall westward at 5 p.m. Other activities include a citation at halftime.

Normally the Arizona ticket office sells several thousdand tickets to walk-up buyers on Saturdays, but James L. Francis III, associate athletics director for marketing, said that is not likely this week. 'We encourage people to buy online tonight or early Thursday.'

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