EUGENE, Ore. — There could be some empty seats at Autzen when the Duck football team kicks off the season on Saturday night, which means the team could lose its sellout streak.
Duck football managers need to get rid of more than 3,000 tickets. They say having that many seats still available this far in the game is rare for Oregon.
If Autzen is filled come Saturday night, it would be the 83rd consecutive sellout game for the team.
Season ticket prices jumped 13 percent from 2011, but managers say there are other factors that are contributing to why tickets aren’t going as fast as expected.
“The students not here, with it being a late game at 7:30, I think that the combination of those factors and Arkansas State not traveling very well, we’re left with a lot of tickets, which is not a normal occurence at all,” said Craig Pintens, Senior Associate Athletic Director.
Managers are cautiously optimistic and will still continue to sell tickets in normal fashion. They’re hoping the fans will rally and come through in order to make Autzen loud and provide that home field advantage so the Ducks can earn their first win.