July 14, 2011
A great response from University of Wyoming football fans has established a new school record for season tickets sold. When Wyoming football season tickets went on sale this past February, the UW Athletics Department set a goal of selling 10,000 season tickets for the 2011 season. That goal was reached this week, as 10,035 season tickets were sold as of July 14. The previous UW record was 8,336 season tickets in 2009.
Season tickets went on sale to the general public beginning Feb. 28, and were made available to anyone who wanted to purchase a season ticket. Throughout the spring and summer, Wyoming fans responded to that challenge.
Less than 500 available season tickets remained for sale as of July 14. Fans who have not yet purchased season tickets are encouraged to call the UW Athletics Ticket Office as soon as possible at 877-WYO-FAN1 (877-996-3261) or 307-766-4850. Fans may also order online at www.WyomingAthletics.com.
Cowboy fans were informed in February that the only way to guarantee themselves a ticket to the Wyoming-Nebraska game was to purchase a season ticket for the 2011 season. Season tickets were made available for purchase by the general public beginning Feb. 28, and renewals were also mailed to 2010 UW season-ticket holders on Feb. 28.
"The response from our fans has been tremendous," said University of Wyoming Director of Athletics Tom Burman. "We knew the demand for tickets this season was going to be great. We weren't absolutely positive we could reach the 10,000 season-ticket mark, but the outpouring of support from our fans has been outstanding.
"When we put tickets on sale last February, we wanted to make sure that all of our fans had enough advance notice to be able to purchase a season ticket, allowing them an opportunity to see this historic game versus Nebraska. Now, almost five months later, Cowboy fans have taken advantage of this opportunity to see what has become the most anticipated event in our athletic history."
With over 10,000 season tickets being sold, it virtually guarantees a sellout for the Wyoming-Nebraska game on Sept. 24. The Huskers will be making their first-ever appearance in Laramie to face the Wyoming Cowboys.
On April 18, after season-ticket renewals were completed, single-game tickets were made available for purchase by Cowboy Joe Club donors based on their donation level and priority points.
While season tickets were made available to the general public beginning in February, there will be no single-game tickets available for sale to the general public for the Nebraska game.
Single-game tickets to Wyoming's other five home games for 2011 will go on sale July 25. Among the other featured home games on Wyoming's 2011 schedule is a matchup with the TCU Horned Frogs on Nov. 5. TCU finished the 2010 season ranked No. 2 in both the final Associated Press and USA Today Coaches' polls. TCU of course finished the 2010 season defeating Wisconsin, 21-19, in the Rose Bowl. The 2011 season is TCU's final season as a member of the Mountain West.
Wyoming's 2011 home schedule will also feature conference home games versus UNLV (Oct. 15) and New Mexico (Nov. 19) and non-conference games against Weber State (Sept. 3) and Texas State (Sept. 10).
Single-game ticket prices for 2011 are: Weber State ($35 Adult/$17 Youth); Texas State, UNLV and New Mexico ($30 Adults/$15 Youth); and TCU ($40 Adults/$20 Youth).
Three packs, giving fans an opportunity to purchase tickets to any three home games excluding the Nebraska game, went on sale July 6 at a price of $78 per three-pack ticket for adults and $39 per three-pack ticket for youth.
The 2011 game versus Nebraska will be the first of a three-game football series between UW and NU. After opening the three-game series in Laramie this season, Wyoming will travel to Lincoln, Neb., twice for road games on Aug. 31, 2013, and Sept. 17, 2016.
The last time Wyoming played Nebraska was in 1994 when Coach Joe Tiller and his team, led by sophomore wide receiver Marcus Harris, nearly upset the Huskers in Lincoln before falling by a final score of 32-42. Nebraska went on to win the National Championship that season. Wyoming and Nebraska will be meeting for the sixth time in the two schools' histories. NU has won the previous five meetings in Lincoln.
Fans, who have questions or need additional information on purchasing tickets for 2011 Wyoming football games, may call the UW Athletics Ticket Office at 877-WYO-FAN1 (877-996-3261) or 307-766-4850, or visit www.WyomingAthletics.com.