TUCSON--Only a few thousand tickets remain for the University of Arizona's football game Saturday night against Purdue, and officials are hopeful for a sellout.
"If fans want paired tickets -- adjacent seats -- it's best for them to purchase them today (Friday) rather than wait for game day, when we traditionally have good walk-up sales of up to several thousand," associate athletics director Scott Mackenzie said. "We've had a solid week at the box office and anticipate an awesome atmosphere at the game," he said.
As of Thursday evening, UA had sold nearly 52,300 of Arizona Stadium's capacity of 56,000, including more than 10,000 for the "Zona Zoo" student section. The latter drew raves from UA officials and head coach Mike Stoops after last week's game against Northern Arizona. "The students came early, were vocal throughout and really helped create a great atmosphere," Mackenzie said.
Game tickets may be purchased at the McKale Center ticket office, via telephone, or through online orders.
Arizona's last capacity-crowd game was its matchup against another Big Ten school, in 2000 when the Sept. 9 Ohio State game drew 57,367 including media and allied event staff. The opener against NAU last week drew a crowd of 54,728. A crowd of 55,095 attended the season finale against Arizona State last year on Nov. 26.