Tuesday marked the end of the period when UW season ticket holders had priority for buying tickets for the 2011 Apple Cup, which will be played at Qwest Field.
The school reports that roughly 35,000 tickets were sold — season ticket holders could buy one ticket for every season ticket they hold.
That’s out of 66,600 total tickets that will be available for the game, which is being run by First & Goal, Inc., and not UW. Tickets for the Apple Cup were not included in Washington’s 2011 season ticket package.
Washington agreed to move the game to Qwest so it can get a three-week head start on the renovation of Husky Stadium, which will start immediately after the Nov. 5 home game against Oregon (it didn’t hurt that UW also got a $2.4 million guarantee from First & Goal — details on that here).
The renovation is scheduled for completion in time for the 2013 season. UW will also play the 2012 season at Qwest, but those games will be run by Washington’s athletic department.
UW officials report that season ticket holders who missed the deadline can still contact the Husky Ticket Office to order but they will likely miss their priority and get allocated at the end.
The school also reports that “we will have a window of opportunity for season ticket holders to purchase additional Apple Cup tickets in early July. They will receive an e-mail with dates and order instructions in the near future.”
At that point, in late July, the unsold inventory (except student tickets) will be turned over to First & Goal.
Any public sale will then be held through First & Goal at that point — details on that figure to be released soon.
UW student sales will begin Oct. 3, after school has resumed, though the Husky ticket office. Approximately 5,000 will be made available to students, the school says.
Here’s a look at the seating chart for the Apple Cup.
While tickets for the general public are not officially available for another month or so, then, some are available in other avenues. StubHub.com, for instance, had 24 tickets for sale early this afternoon.