Sept. 13, 2000
FRESNO, Calif. - Records were made to be broken. With 10 days before the home opener, on Sept. 23 vs. Cal, Fresno State broke its single season football ticket record today, according to athletics ticket manager Scott Wetherbee.
As of 5 p.m. this afternoon, the athletics ticket office reported that 28,425 season tickets have been sold, breaking the all-time record of 28,375 in 1993. Over 1,700 student season tickets have been sold, also a record for a year, more than double last year's total.
"This is something we have worked hard to achieve," said Fresno State Athletics Director Al Bohl. "A lot of credit has to go to our marketing campaign. They did a great job. Our team is coming off a championship season and they have shown through the first two games that we can play with anyone in the country. We have had great success in Bulldog Stadium under Pat Hill. We would really like reach the magical 30,000 level, which would put Fresno State in an elite level of college football programs."
In addition, ticket sales for the home opener against Cal on Sept. 23 continue to be strong. A sellout of Bulldog Stadium, capacity 41,031, is expected. More than 37,000 tickets for the Cal game have been sold as of 5 p.m. According to Wetherbee, fans can still get good seats for the Cal game by buying a season ticket package.
Fresno State is coming off an 8-5 overall record, a WAC championship in 1999 and berth in the EA Sports Las Vegas Bowl. The Bulldogs are 14-3 at home under Hill, including a 6-0 record last season. Fresno State was won over 80 percent of its home games in Bulldog Stadium since it opened in 1980.
Tickets are available at the Bulldog Ticket Office, online at www.gobulldogs.com or by calling (559) 278-DOGS.
Fresno State Football Home Schedule Sept. 23 California 7:15 p.m. Oct. 14 Nevada 7 p.m. Oct. 28 Tulsa 7 p.m. Nov. 4 Hawai'i 4 p.m. Nov. 18 SMU 4 p.m.
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