Aug. 31, 2007
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
At 5:35 p.m. on Friday night the last ticket was sold for Saturday's home opener between the Wyoming Cowboys and Virginia Cavaliers. War Memorial Stadium will be filled to its capacity of 30,514. That will set a new opening day record for the War Memorial Stadium. The previous home opening record was 29,134 set on Sept. 14, 1985 versus Air Force.
There will be no tickets for sale on Saturday. All tickets have been sold.
This Saturday's contest between Wyoming and Virginia is one of the most anticipated games to be played in War Memorial Stadium in years. Virginia is only the second Atlantic Coast Conference team to visit Laramie. The only other ACC team to play in War Memorial Stadium was North Carolina State back on Sept. 23, 1961. Wyoming won that game by a score of 15-14.
A total of 10,000 Gameday Gold T-shirts will be handed out to the first 10,000 fans entering the stadium on Saturday. Those T-Shirts will be distributed at all gates.
The UW Athletics Department is encouraging fans to show up early for the game to help eliminate lines in the parking areas and lines entering the stadium.
For fans who ordered their tickets and are planning on picking up those 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.
In addition to picking up tickets early, fans are also encouraged to enter the stadium early to help eliminate any last-minute lines at the gates.