Wyoming Athletics Making Sure No Football Ticket Goes Unused

Oct. 26, 2004


While ticket sales for football are very important to the University of Wyoming Athletics Department, these days it is just as important that those tickets are used at every game. Of Wyoming's four home games to date, an average of 2,435 tickets per game have gone unused. That is a huge issue for UW as this year the NCAA is requiring that all Division 1A schools average no less than 15,000 in actual - not merely paid - home football attendance.

"We realize that it can be difficult for some of our fans to make every game," said Kent Noble, Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs. "So we need to make sure our fans know that they have options if they can't use their tickets. In other words, selling tickets is only one part of the equation, we also need to make sure the tickets get used."

If you have football tickets for one of the two remaining home games (Air Force and/or Utah) but are unable to use them, here are some options for you to consider:

  • Give your tickets to someone who can use them...with any luck we'll recruit another Cowboy fan.

  • Give your tickets to a worthwhile organization that can use them for people and/or children in need.

  • Give your tickets to your local newspaper, radio station or TV station to use for promotional purposes. With enough notice, they will promote the game and use the tickets as giveaways.

  • Return your tickets to the UW ticket office and they will put them to good use.

    "Even if you can't stay for the entire game, just by entering War Memorial Stadium to attend part of the game, you will count in the overall attendance figure. We're calling on all Cowboy fans to come out and support the Pokes as we take on the Air Force Falcons this Saturday at 1:00 PM," Noble added. "We need an enthusiastic crowd and we need fans in the stands."