A seat for everyone: altered student ticket release for No. 5 Washington game

OSU students adorned with cardboard Os and other gear to cheer on the Beaver football team in a game against San Diego State on Sept. 16.
OSU students adorned with cardboard O’s and other gear to cheer on the Beaver football team in a game against San Diego State on Sept. 16.
Jason May

On Monday, the Oregon State University ticket office informed students that tickets for this week’s highly anticipated matchup against No. 5 Washington will be accessible Thursday morning instead of the usual Monday release.  

Student ticket Claims will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 with the queue beginning at 8:45 a.m.

We moved the claim to Thursday this week with the intent that those claiming on a day closer to the game are more likely to attend,” Sara Elcano, the Senior Associate Athletic Director of External Communications stated in an e-mail interview. 

“We have had some games where the demand has exceeded the tickets allotted for the student section.”

A similar sentiment is carried by students at OSU.

“If you don’t get in line (online) by nine (in the morning), you probably won’t get a ticket,” Cash Castle an OSU student said.

This decision came following a history of high demand for football games among students paired with limited seating, leading to many students being unable to get tickets.

With regards to whether this will be the norm going forward, Elcano stated, “If demand for football continues to be significant, we will make a game-by-game decision on offering guest tickets and communicate this information as soon as possible.”

For the game on Saturday, the account holder’s name will be printed on each student ticket, with the name on student IDs being required to match.

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