Follow us:

Husky Football Blog

The latest news and analysis on the Montlake Dawgs.

October 7, 2009 at 9:38 AM

Ticket update

Maybe it’s fans still waiting to see increased competitiveness turn into consistent wins, or the economy — or some combination of both of those and whatever else.
But despite a product that is demonstrably better than a year ago, there are still plenty of seats remaining for each of Washington’s remaining home games.
As of Wednesday, the UW ticket office reports that a projected attendance for Saturday’s game with Arizona is 55,000.
A UW official says that’s an up-to-date estimate of “tickets distributed” — the number they base attendance on. That doesn’t necessarily mean there are exactly 17,500 tickets left this weekend, but that gives you a basic idea of what the attendance may be Saturday — and points out there are lots of tickets left.
At this date, the “tickets distributed” numbers for the other home games are as follows:
Oregon: 61,500
WSU: 61,700
Cal: 54,000
So yes, plenty of seats available for the rest of the season.
NOTRE DAME REDUX — Also, some of you had asked for further clarification of the Notre Dame ticket situation after it was reported that the game Saturday was in danger of not selling out because UW had returned a number of tickets late in the week.
A UW official this week explained the situation this way:
Initially, UW was given 5,000 tickets and ended up using just under 4,000. The 1,000 or tickets that UW returned were mostly in July and August. UW asked for 50 tickets back after the USC game expecting a last-minute rush from Husky fans, which Notre Dame granted.
After that, the school returned only unused wheel chair seats, five of which UW says it returned the week of the game.
UW officials say they are stumped as to why Notre Dame made the claim that it did about tickets being returned on Friday putting the sellout streak in jeopardy. (The tickets, however many there were, sold quickly and the sellout streak is intact as the link explains).
ALSO, remember our live chat at 11 a.m.

Comments

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►