Lyke: Pitt-Penn State Sold Out

Pitt also making changes to ticketing process

Shelby Cassesse
August 14, 2018 - 11:58 am
Pitt AD Heather Lyke

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) - Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke announced Tuesday tickets for the Pitt-Penn State game at Heinz Field on September 8 have sold out. 

The school has formed a partnership with Stubhub if fans wish to purchase tickets on the secondary market. 

"We all know it's going to be an incredible 99th game of this rivalry, 8:00 pm on ABC," Lyke said. "We are certainly really excited about it and grateful to all of our fans and loyal supporters who have purchased all the season tickets. I want to thank our students. I think it's going to be an extraordinary night for the students at Pitt to be a part of that electric atmosphere."

The school made an effort this year to ensure more Pitt fans receive tickets for the game. The last time Penn State came to Heinz Field in 2016, the school could not fill all season ticket holder requests for extra seats. Assistant Athletic Director of Ticket Operations and Sales Ben Smith says they were able to do so this year.

"In 2016, we had to turn a lot of people away from additional seats, and so trying to ensure that the tickets are in the hands of our season ticket holders as best we can to make sure that when people show up that it's blue and gold on that Saturday."

In addition, fans can expect a different ticketing experience when purchasing through the school or its partners this year. They will now have the option to use mobile tickets, purchase tickets online on game day up until kickoff and electronically transfer tickets to others. In prior years, fans were only able to purchase game day tickets three hours prior to kickoff at Heinz Field. Season ticket holders will also be able to list their unused tickets on Stubhub. 

Smith said Pitt football season ticket sales for this year near 50,000, surpassing last year. Smith also said season tickets for Pitt basketball are also up by at least 1,000.