UT-Vandy tickets remain

A significant number of tickets remain for the Vanderbilt-Tennessee footbal l game scheduled Nov. 20 in Nashville. The game will be played at Vanderbilt Stadium for the first time in six years.

''We want to get the word out that plenty of tickets remain for the upcomin g game,'' Vanderbilt athletic marketing director Eric Nichols said. ''With th e game moving back on campus into a smaller stadium, some sidewalk fans may have assumed that the game was a sellout.''

Individual tickets for the game are $55. Discounted rates of $39 and $47 are available for groups purchasing a minimum of 50 or 25 tickets, respectively.

Tickets can be purchased through the Vanderbilt Athletic Box Office on campus, by telephone at (615) 322-GOLD or toll-free at 1-877-44-VANDY, or on-line through the teams official ticketing website, www.commodoregameday.com.

Kickoff for the game is scheduled for 11:30 a.m., CT. It will be televised on Jefferson-Pilot Sports outlets.

Vanderbilt is offering fans of both teams the ability to purchase and print their tickets from home or office computers instead of having to wait in lines or find time during a busy work day to visit the ticket office.

Commodore officials suggest that fans planning to purchase VU-UT tickets us e the on-line option for their own convenience. "This system is about as easy as it can get to order and pick up game tickets," Nichols said. "We're providing a method for fans to purchase tickets on their own schedule without having to wait in line."

The in-house purchasing technology is similar to that offered by several major airlines, allowing passengers to pre-print boarding passes with ticke t purchases. Each ticket will have its own barcode that will be scanned at stadium gates for entry.

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