Rams-Buffs: Showdown tickets still available

Showdown_logo_300Tickets are still on sale for the annual Rocky Mountain Showdown matching football teams from CSU and the University of Colorado.

The Rams and Buffs resume their rivalry at 5 p.m. Saturday at Sports Authority Field in Denver.
Both teams enter the game with 1-1 records.

Tickets sales have been brisk for CSU fans eager to see if the Rams can beat the Buffs for the second consecutive year and the third time in four meetings. CSU won last year’s game 31-17.

As for Wednesday, CSU had sold 11,000 student tickets and 28,240; CU has sold 6,900 student tickets and 30,003 overall. CSU has never sold more tickets since the game was moved to Denver, and has a chance to sell twice as many student tickets as CU.

Student tickets going fast

Student tickets are $20; students can purchase one ticket at that price after presenting their CSU ID. Other tickets range in price from $25 to $110, depending on location.

For additional ticket information, call (970) 491-7267, or visit the McGraw Athletic Center ticket office.

Stadium policies and a rundown of other Rocky Mountain Showdown-related events are available online.

This will be first-year CSU coach Mike Bobo’s initial game against CU, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The last three new coaches in the series have won their Rocky Mountain Showdown debut, including former CSU coach Jim McElwain in 2012.

The Rams, coming off a heart-breaking 23-20 overtime loss to Minnesota last week, hope to benefit from the return of All-American wide receiver Rashard Higgins in Saturday’s game. Higgins missed last week with a sprained ankle, but is expected to return to action this week.