SOLD OUT! SMU Sells Out 2009 Season Opener

he SMU Mustangs will open the 2009 season in front of a sold-out Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Director of Athletics Steve Orsini announced Thursday.

DALLAS (SMU) - The SMU Mustangs will open the 2009 season in front of a sold-out Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Director of Athletics Steve Orsini announced Thursday.

"We want to thank everyone who was involved in this effort," said Orsini. "This historic effort is a tribute to our Sellout 2009 committee and our ticket sales staff. While we're sold out, I believe that we will also break our record for the largest crowd in Ford Stadium history."

"We talk about `believing' with our team, and I had asked everyone in the community to believe that we would sell out this game," said Head Coach June Jones. "We've done that. It will be great for our kids to run out into a stadium full of our SMU fans, and our team will feed off their energy. As I've said, it's an exciting time to be a part of SMU football."

Fans are urged to arrive early on Saturday. Despite the sellout, Mustang fans still have a chance to see the game in person, as SMU has created new seating areas, with those areas now on sale. Included in the sellout is a block of seats reserved for SMU students and faculty and staff who can enter the stadium starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.

To purchase any of the new tickets, call the SMU Ticket Office at 214-SMU-GAME or log on to SMUMustangs.com.


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