Non-premium seats sell out

Student season tickets also sold out last week, but incoming students will have an opportunity to buy tickets starting Aug. 15.

Since the Gophers began playing in the Metrodome many people have wanted to move the games back to campus. With football moving to TCF Bank Stadium tickets have flown out of the online box office. Non-premium seats and the first wave of student tickets have sold out for the 2009 football season. All that remains are about 100 indoor club seats, seven suites and the tickets withheld for incoming students, Associate Athletics Director David Crum said. The first 8,000 student season tickets sold out last week, but the ticket office held back 2,000 tickets for incoming first-years and transfer students, which go on sale Aug. 15. If incoming students donâÄôt purchase the 2,000 tickets by the week of Sept. 12, the date of the first game, they will become available to all students, Athletics Ticket Manager Brent Holck said . âÄúWe are pretty confident that freshman have historically bought the most tickets, so we donâÄôt think there will be any left,âÄù Holck said. With the majority of season tickets being sold out, the availability of single game tickets will likely be low. Every opponent school receives 3,000 tickets to sell to their fans, Athletics Communication Director Garry Bowman said. If a school fails to use all of their tickets, the remaining tickets will become available to the public. The 3,000 tickets have already been sold for the first two home games against Air Force and California. He said he also expects SDSU fans to use all 3,000 for the Nov. 14 game. Crum said one reason tickets have sold out is because the planning for ticket sales has been in the works for years. Fans in non-premium seating have selected where they want to sit online, and with this announcement that tickets have sold out, the ticket office will begin to collect payments. The Gopher Points system is determinant of who selects their tickets. People receive points for donations or consecutive years of buying season tickets. Fans with the most points have priority to choose their seats. Crum said the feedback from fans has been âÄúwonderfulâÄù and he expects to sell out all remaining tickets. âÄúPeople are excited to get back on campus which we are as well,âÄù Crum said.