Set your alarm. Have your mom call you. Pay your roommate to blow a bugle in your ear.
Whatever it takes, CSU students, make sure you are up and ready to roll at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15. That’s when tickets for CSU’s inaugural game at the new stadium will be available at csurams.com/studenttickets.
“We really want as many students as possible to attend the first game, which is why you should get tickets online as soon as possible because they will go fast!” said Josh Silva, ASCSU president.
CSU has set aside 10,000 tickets for students on the lower east side of the stadium for all home games. That’s the same number of student tickets available at Hughes Stadium throughout its history.
The difference at the new stadium is that, for the first time, students can claim their tickets online using their Ram Card. In the past, students had to pick up actual tickets at the McGraw Athletic Center Ticket Office or, if available, gain entry at the gate of football, basketball and volleyball games. There are no more paper tickets; your Ram Card is all you need.
The process was developed by Athletics with input from ASCSU and others on campus.
“The student experience on game day has been our top priority since Day One,” said Chris Ferris, senior associate athletics director for sales, marketing and communications. “We are grateful to our student leadership and the many others on campus who have collaborated to enhance the student ticketing process; not only for football, but for volleyball, women’s basketball and men’s basketball games. The new ticket process enables all students, at their convenience, to claim a ticket online and activate their Ram Card ID, if tickets are available.”
Get Showdown, volleyball tickets as well
In addition to purchasing tickets for the Aug. 26 opener against Oregon State, students can reserve tickets for the Aug. 25 volleyball opener against Duke at Moby Arena, as well as other dates throughout the seasons. Students can also purchase tickets for the Sept. 1 Rocky Mountain Showdown vs. Colorado in Denver using their Ram Card.
Silva said students should be able to easily navigate the ticket system.
“With regards to the ticketing process specifically, athletics asked a few students in ASCSU and other stakeholders to test the new process once it was done, and it works like a charm,” he said. “The only tickets that haven’t sold out for the first game are student tickets, and demand for tickets is going to be extremely high, so get your tickets as fast as you can once they go live! It’s crucial you get them in advance.”