Eastern Washington Ticket Sales Suspended

Single game tickets for the West Virginia-Eastern Washington football game on Saturday, September 9, have been suspended. It is the fourth game that has had sales suspended in three days.

That brings to five the number of sold-out home games. Tickets are still available for home games against South Florida (Nov. 25) and the season finale' against Rutgers on Dec. 2. To purchase remaining tickets, fans can call 1-800-WVU GAME or visit WVUGAME.com. Single game tickets for the available home contests are $35 each. Fans are encouraged to do so as soon as possible, because tickets are very limited. Season ticket sales are likely to reach approximately 40,000.

Eastern Washington last played at (old) Mountaineer Field in 1967 in the NAIA national championship game against Fairmont State. The Falcons won the contest, moved from their home venue because of field conditions. The I-AA Eagles return 43 letterwinners off a team that won the Big Sky championship the last two seasons.

West Virginia, 11-1 last year and coming off a Big East and Sugar Bowl championship, will likely achieve its highest preseason ranking ever when the polls are released. It returns eight offensive started has been named the preseason Big East favorite for the second time in three years. The Mountaineers have won or shared the last three conference titles.

Tickets are also on sale at the Mountaineer Ticket Office for all WVU away games (East Carolina, Mississippi State, UConn and Pitt) except Louisville. West Virginia, which has three consecutive homes games to start the year, opens the season Saturday, Sept. 4 against Marshall at 3:30 p.m. It will be the teams' first meeting since 1997.

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