Oct. 5, 2010
The UA should complete its second advance-sellout for a football game this year in the next few days with officials reporting around 120 tickets remaining at mid-day Tuesday for Saturday's Oregon State-Arizona contest.
James Francis, associate athletics director for ticketing and marketing, said online sales and walk-up trade (9 a.m. to 5 p.m., McKale Center Ticket Office) should take care of sales within the next few days, giving UA a second capacity crowd to go with the 57,864 fans who attended the Iowa game Sept. 18.
"There could be a few tickets available on game day if the UA player-guest allotment isn't completely assigned," Francis said, but otherwise remaining seats (all singles or in the Super Suite) are expected to be sold."
UA has averaged 54,861 for its four home dates in 2010, just above 95 percent of capacity and what would stand as the second-best in history behind the average of 56,562 in 1994. The current average should climb, with home games remaining against Washington (Oct. 23), Southern California (Nov. 13) and ASU (Dec. 2) all selling well and expected to draw big crowds.
"Mike Stoops' team is doing a very good job on the field and we've emphasized how important the home crowd can be to that success," said athletics director Greg Byrne. "As game days go, there's nothing quite like being a part of a big, supportive crowd at a college football game. It's infectious and people recognize that," Byrne said. "It's best to buy tickets for all the remaining games right now."
The game kicks off Saturday at 4 p.m. It will be televised live on Versus. The No. 9-ranked Cats then take a road trip to Pullman to face Washington State Oct. 16 before returning home for the Homecoming tilt against Washington Oct. 23.