Sept. 15, 2012
To celebrate Gopher football's 3-0 start to the 2012 football season, University of Minnesota Athletics officials today announced a special $10 ticket promotion for the Saturday, Sept. 22, home football game vs. Syracuse.
The discounted price is part of a special "Fill Our House" promotion and applies to selected seats in TCF Bank Stadium for next Saturday's 7 p.m. kickoff against the Orange.
"We are thrilled with the team's fast start to the 2012 season and want to make sure that as many fans as possible can be there next week to share the excitement of Gopher football with us," said director of athletics Norwood Teague. "This is our only night game of the year and we want to make a statement in front of a national television audience on the Big Ten Network with a completely sold out TCF Bank Stadium. We are hoping that the community will help us support Coach Kill and the players by taking advantage of this great offer."
The special $10 tickets are available for purchase immediately on www.mygophersports.com. Fans may also purchase tickets in person at the Mariucci Arena box office or via phone at 612-624-8080 (toll free 1-800-U-GOPHER) starting Monday morning at 9 a.m. (CT).
Less than a month into the 2012 college football campaign, the Gophers have already equaled their win total from each of the last two seasons. A victory in its final non-conference game vs. Syracuse would put Minnesota in great shape to secure bowl eligibility as the Gophers head into Big Ten play.
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