CSU, which held a whiteout for a men's basketball game against BYU in January, is preparing for a similar scene Saturday against No. 5 Boise State
Oct. 11, 2011
By Zak Gilbert
Athletic Media Relations
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Colorado State is expecting its largest crowd of the season Saturday, when CSU hosts No. 5 Boise State, tied for the highest-ranked team ever to visit Fort Collins.
The Rams also have distributed their most credentials for a single football game – ever.
As of Tuesday afternoon, CSU had issued 830 credentials to working personnel, including members of the media, teams and staffs from both schools.
The previous record for single-game credentials issued was 650, the last time CU visited Fort Collins, Sept. 7, 1996. The Buffs, then ranked fifth in the AP poll, represented the highest-ranked team to play at Hughes Stadium. Since, No. 5 TCU (Oct. 2, 2010) and No. 5 Boise State (Saturday) have tied that mark.
CSU is joining with Poudre Valley Health System to white out cancer. In addition to the team in all-white uniforms, for the first time at a home game since 1956, fans will also wear white clothing to the game. PVHS and The Mtn. have supplied 5,000 white T-shirts, each with a blank that allows fans to write in the name of a person affected by cancer, for whom they will stand on that day. White placards also will be distributed.
The CSU family has been affected by cancer multiple times in recent history, including one ongoing battle – Marianne Stroud, the wife of defensive line coach Todd Stroud. The team also will wear a pink ribbon decal on its helmets Saturday.
Tickets still available: In addition to quickly disappearing student tickets, only chairback seats in the donor sections – which last week became available to the general public -- remain for Saturday’s contest. Approximately 2,000 seats, in the sections closest to the 50-yard line, are still available.
Non-donors, those not affiliated with the Ram Club, are able to purchase tickets in donor sections for the Boise State game during normal business hours in person at the McGraw Center box office, or over the phone by calling 1-800/491-RAMS. Non-donors are unable to buy donor-section Boise State tickets online or at King Soopers or City Market locations.
Those tickets are available at two prices – $45 for Ram Club members in the executive level or higher, or $75 for non-members. Prices include a $5 per ticket service fee. The athletic department established the $75 price to protect donors.
CSU fans can still join the Ram Club at the executive level or higher, and save up to $30 off the face value of a chairback seat to the Boise State game. In addition to funding scholarships of CSU student-athletes, Ram Club memberships allow fans to maximize their experience at CSU athletics events, including men’s basketball. Ram Club benefits also include seating priority for any potential bowl game or any basketball contest at Moby Arena.
For more information on joining the Ram Club, call 970/491-4666.
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