Despite the football team not predicted to make a bowl, fans like the direction they’re headed. Mandatory Credit: Matt Ryerson-USA TODAY Sports
When tickets for the annual in-state rivalry go on sale next month, don’t wait around to pick up tickets.
Athletic director Jamie Pollard talked to Randy Peterson of the Des Moines Register, giving the indication that there won’t be many tickets left after season ticket holders will be able to obtain them.
"[S]ummer projections not only indicate breaking the school’s average attendance record for a third season in a row, but that by mid-August, the only seating available for the Sept. 14 Cy-Hawk clash will be on hills in the four corners of Jack Trice Stadium.“In 2005, there were 20,000 season ticketholders,” [Pollard said in the interview to DMR.] “Last year, it was 40,870. We could get close to 42,000 this year, which is getting close to about all we could have.”"
The anticipation has built since Paul Rhoads took over the team in 2009. Despite nearly all of the college football previews predicting the Cyclones not making a bowl game this season, fans are believing the team is heading in the right direction since the end of the Dan McCarney era and Gene Chizik’s brief tenure.
With more fans heading to Jack Trice Stadium, it’s anticipated that the south end zone will be completed to gain more seats. Financially, it’s impossible to do with other projects on the horizon, but it will keep being pushed ahead since football creates the biggest revenue for the university.