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Rutgers game at 26,000 tickets sold

As of early Monday afternoon Washington State's game in Seattle against Rutgers has sold around 26,000 tickets. WSU officials were hopeful that ticket sales would pick up about a week before kickoff and that the Cougars could still approach 40-45,000 in ticket sales but it appears now that could be difficult.

More after the jump.

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Washington State athletic director addressed the Seattle Game during a live chat with the Seattle Times and said that in all likelihood this will be WSU's last home game played in Seattle for the foreseeable future. He also addressed the sluggish ticket sales, saying, "In previous years sales have picked up around two weeks before the game. We have not seen that as much as we had hoped but are encouraged by the weather forecast and hopeful for good sales in these next few days and a strong walk-up crowd on game day."

Over 1,000 fans bought reduced-price tickets on Groupon. Tickets are still available for purchase through the school here.

In recent years WSU has scheduled opponents that traveled well to Seattle such as Oregon and Oregon State. However, it is unlikely that many fans of the Scarlet Knights are going to make the trip from New Jersey.

Here is a list showing the attendance of previous WSU home games played in Seattle.
 

2002: NEVADA; 63,588

2003: IDAHO;  50,113

2004: COLORADO; 56,188

2005: GRAMBLING STATE; 51,486

2006: BAYLOR;  41,358

2007: SAN DIEGO STATE;  46,290

2008: OKLAHOMA STATE; 50,830

2009 HAWAII; 42,912

2010 NO GAME

2011: OREGON STATE; 49,219

2012: OREGON; 60,929

2013: STANFORD; 40, 095

Average: 50, 273




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Jacob Thorpe
Sports reporter Jacob Thorpe covers Washington State University athletics. He also contributes to the SportsLink Blog.







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