TUCSON -- The UA/ASU Duel in the Desert this Saturday is sold out. This marks the third capacity football crowd for the year and assures a full stadium for Senior Day. Sixteen squadmen will be recognized during a pre-game ceremony.
Arizona's average home attendance for the season will exceed 55,449, the current average through six games, to check in at the No. 2 overall season average behind the 56,562 who attended games in the 1994 season.
Arizona's home games this year against Brigham Young and USC were the previous sellouts. The week started with more than 3,000 tickets for the contest and those were gone early Wednesday.
There might be a final chance to get tickets to the game, but only if Arizona State returns some of its allotment. If so, those would go on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at the stadium box office at East Sixth Street and North Cherry Avenue. There is no guarantee at this point that there will be any returns. Online sales have closed and will not be in effect for any returns.
The game is marked by the battle for the Territorial Cup, making the rivalry recognized by the NCAA as the nation's oldest trophy game. The two teams first squared off in 1899. The trophy will be awarded to the victors on the field after the game.
Thanksgiving Week Hours of Operation: The McKale Ticket Office is open Monday - Wednesday, Nov. 20-22, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. We will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23, and open Friday, Nov. 24 from noon to 4 p.m. On game day, Saturday, Nov. 25, the Arizona Stadium box office will be open beginning at 10 a.m. and close at halftime. (Please note, for the ASU game, the McKale Ticket Office will not be open on game day.)
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