Aug. 30, 2002
PULLMAN, Wash. -- - Washington State's season opening football game Saturday at Seattle Seahawk Stadium is within a couple hundred tickets of being sold out, according to WSU Director of Athletics Jim Sterk.
The latest figures show less than 200 single tickets scattered around the stadium still available for sale. WSU officials will finish handing out Cougar student tickets at the stadium Saturday, with all but 1,500 of the student tickets already dispursed. A total of 7,000 tickets were reserved for WSU students.
"It is pretty obvious how pleased we are at the support the Cougar football team and the university has received for this game," Sterk said. "I'm not sure I can express just how happy we are. I don't think very many people predicted we would have a sellout. To do so is a great tribute to both the Cougar fans all over the Northwest and to this football team. People are very excited about this team and that has been reflected in the ticket sales."
Sterk said this would be the largest delegation of Cougar fans to witness a WSU football team, surpassing those who watched the Cougars in the 1998 Rose Bowl.
"We may have played in front of larger crowds, but never have we played in front of as many Cougar fans," added Sterk. "Just about everyone in that stadium Saturday will be there to see the Cougars."