Virginia Tech-Boise State game nearly sold out
As expected, the marquee game of college football's opening weekend has become a coveted ticket. According to a Redskins official Thursday, only "a couple thousand" tickets remain for Monday night's non-conference matchup between No. 3 Boise State and No. 10 Virginia Tech at FedEx Field.
All of the lower bowl and club seats at Fedex Field have been sold, but there are still seats available in the upper deck.
"We anticipate by game time to be close to a sellout," said Mitch Gershman, the Redskins chief marketing officer.
Though FedEx Field normally seats 91,665 for a typical Redskins home game, Gershman said capacity for Monday's game would be around 85,000 because the team chose not to sell many of its obstructed view seats. Virginia Tech's Lane Stadium seats 66,233.
Virginia Tech Athletic Director Jim Weaver said the school sold between 26,000 and 30,000 tickets last spring as part of its season ticket plans. Gershman said demand dictated that they give Virginia Tech more tickets than they were originally allotted.
Boise State was also given approximately 7,000 tickets to distribute.
The rest went back to the Redskins to sell on the marketplace, although some tickets were earmarked for the team's premium seat and suite holders. FedEx Field is considered a neutral site for this game, but the crowd Monday night is expected to be overwhelmingly pro-Virginia Tech.
“I’m hopeful we’re gonna have a lot of Tech people there, and I think we will," Virginia Tech Coach Frank Beamer said earlier this week. "I'm hoping we have a lot of support.”
September 3, 2010; 8:55 AM ET
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