Sept. 17, 2010
Saturday's football game pitting No. 9 Iowa against host No. 24 Arizona has sold out, officials announced after the close of business today.
McKale Center Ticket office had only some scattered singles for sale today to make it official, and a crowd in excess of the listed 57,400 capacity at Arizona Stadium is guaranteed.
Iowa's squad held a brief walk-through at the stadium in the heat of the afternoon after arriving via charter air, while UA kept to its practice field for a similar final check plus met for several hours at mid day with ESPN producers and announcers in football offices.
The game kicks off at 7:30 p.m. to a national audience on ESPN. Both the Wildcats and Hawkeyes enter the contest at 2-0, with the winner expected to solidify early season status as a national contender.
UA last had an announced sellout against ASU in 2008, plus drew a capacity crowd on game day when College Game Day came to Tucson last fall for the Oregon game, among two other recent full crowds.