The opening game between LSU and Oregon on September 3rd is gaining steam. Cowboys Stadium is already nearing full capacity as one of year’s most anticipated games get the 2011 festivities under way, under the bright lights and the big screens.
Nearly 80,000 tickets have already been sold for the game, and LSU fans purchased their 37,000 tickets in record time. This, in turn, broke a school record for a regular-season road game. Oregon has done its part as well, selling out their 15,000 allocated tickets with ease.
While we know that Jerry’s World comes equipped with all the finest amenities a football fan could possibly want or need, it also has “standing room only” ticket options for the fans that want the game without the seat, and without the massive price tag. After all, there’s money to be made, folks, and Mr. Jones is very good at that.
According to CNBC reporter Darren Rovell, these ticket options are still available for the LSU/Oregon showdown but are more expensive than the average Cowboy ticket.
[inserts lengthy Super Bowl seating arrangement joke]
The college football fan in me wants to gloat. And while this number is a surprise to some, it really isn’t much of a shocker when you think about the teams and fan bases involved. For what it’s worth, last year’s Cowboy Stadium showdown between TCU and Oregon State drew over just 46,000.
Standing room only aside, my couch will be just fine on the evening of September 3rd, which cannot get here soon enough.