Aug. 30, 2007
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
This coming Saturday's home opener for the Wyoming Cowboys is one of the most anticipated games to be played in War Memorial Stadium in years. Ticket sales for the Cowboys' meeting with the Virginia Cavaliers have gone so well, that the UW Athletics Department is encouraging fans to buy tickets prior to Saturday, if possible, and show up early for the game to help eliminate lines in the parking areas and lines entering the stadium.
Fans may purchase tickets one of two ways -- either online HERE or through the UW Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 922-9461 or (307) 766-4850. The UW Athletics Ticket Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30 and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday Aug. 31. Tickets are $28 for adults and $14 for children ages 3 to 18.
UW full-time students are reminded that they can have their student ID scanned at any gate in order to gain entrance to the stadium on Saturday. The 10,000 Gameday Gold T-shirts that will be handed out to the first 10,000 fans entering the stadium will also be distributed at all gates on Saturday.
"We couldn't be more excited about our fans show of support for the Cowboys," said UW Director of Athletics Tom Burman. "Cowboy fans have been buying tickets at a record pace, and we are anticipating a large crowd on Saturday. Because of the excitement leading up to this game, we want the day's events to be as enjoyable as possible for all Wyoming fans. We encourage people to show up early for parking, and we hope they will enter the stadium early to help eliminate lines that could arise from a last-minute rush to their seats.
"I know Coach Glenn and his team can't wait to pick up where they left off last year when they won five of their last seven games. That success, combined with a quality opponent like Virginia, has created the type of atmosphere that makes college football great."
Other key information that may help fans in eliminating delays on gameday are:
1. Fans who are in Laramie prior to Saturday are encouraged to pick their tickets up at the UW Athletics Ticket Office on Thursday and Friday. The UW Athletics Ticket Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 30 and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday Aug. 31.
2. Fans can still purchase tickets online HERE and can elect to print those tickets on their home computer at the time they place their order rather than picking them up at will call.
3. If fans have already ordered their tickets and are planning on picking up tickets at will call on Saturday they should be aware of the following will call areas on gameday.
a. Will call for people who have purchased tickets online or over the phone through the UW Athletics Ticket Office can pick up those tickets at one of two locations on Saturday morning. The main Athletics Ticket Office location on the west side of the Arena-Auditorium, which will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday. There will also be two will call windows on the south side of War Memorial Fieldhouse that will open at 8 a.m.
b. If you are a family member or guest of a Wyoming football player you will need to pick up the tickets left for you by your student-athlete at the will call at Gate 7 on the northeast corner of the stadium. That will call gate opens at 10 a.m.
c. Football Recruits and High School Coaches who previously arranged to pick up tickets also need to go to Gate 7 on the northeast corner of the stadium starting at 10 a.m.
d. Will call for Media members is at the main Athletics Ticket Office on the west side of the Arena-Auditorium.
e. Will call for Virginia fans, who purchased tickets through the Virginia Athletics Department will need to pick up their tickets at Gate 2 on the south end of the stadium beginning at 10 a.m.
f. Virginia fans who purchased tickets through the UW Athletics Ticket Office need to go to either the main UW Athletics Ticket Office on the west side of the Arena-Auditorium or at one of the two will call windows on the south side of War Memorial Fieldhouse.
The record for a home-opening crowd in War Memorial Stadium is 29,134 versus Air Force on Sept. 14, 1985.