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Levi's Stadium Expected To Be Only Half Full For Pac-12 Championship

Last year's Pac-12 title game between Utah and Washington saw a crowd of just over 35,000
Photo: getty images
Last year's Pac-12 title game between Utah and Washington saw a crowd of just over 35,000
Photo: getty images
Last year's Pac-12 title game between Utah and Washington saw a crowd of just over 35,000
Photo: getty images

The 68,500-seat Levi's Stadium is "expected to be about half filled" for Friday night's Utah-Oregon Pac-12 Championship game, "as it was for last year's title game" featuring Washington-Utah, according to John Canzano of the Portland OREGONIAN. Tickets "aren't being sold for the highest levels of the stadium." The Pac-12 title game is moving to Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas in '20, and the "hope is that the allure of The Strip and a new NFL stadium will help sell tickets." The forecast for Friday's game, with kickoff scheduled for 5:00pm PT, includes "high winds and rain." Secondary ticket retailers such as StubHub were "still selling 200-level tickets to the game for less than $30 this week." Face value is $40. Ticketmaster "didn't offer 300- or 400-level seats" for the game (Portland OREGONIAN, 12/6).

STRONG SALES: In Memphis, Evan Barnes notes as of Thursday morning, "just over 30,000 tickets" had been sold for Saturday's Cincinnati-Memphis AAC Championship game at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. But with the "pace tickets have been selling," Memphis Deputy AD Jeff Crane "expects that total to rise." Crane: "We're selling a couple thousand tickets a day the last couple of days so I would anticipate that to continue. ... We're optimistic that we'll get it to up over 35,000 and hoping for a strong walk-up crowd as well." Memphis had 36,472 in "announced attendance for last Friday's 34-24 win over Cincinnati." It was the "third largest home crowd of the season, but it was also affected by the Thanksgiving holiday weekend." Crane said that he "expects the crowd to be significantly better" on Saturday (Memphis COMMERCIAL APPEAL, 12/6).