Not much has changed in a year.
Sam Houston State and North Dakota State each proved itself as the top two football programs in the Football Championship Subdivision. Once again, the Bearkats and the Bison will square off in Frisco for the FCS national championship.
Just like it was last winter, there aren’t enough tickets for the FCS national title game to go around.
In the few days since both top-seeded North Dakota State and Sam Houston State clinched spots in the championship game, tickets for the game have flown off the shelves, figuratively.
There a few select tickets left to be purchased by students and season-ticket holders. The only remaining possibility to acquire tickets would be through third-party reselling websites such as Stubhub.com.
As soon as the Bison and the Bearkats won their semifinal contests on Friday and Saturday, respectively, fans from their respective teams began flooding to the NDSU and SHSU athletic department websites as well as the NCAA.com website looking for tickets. By Sunday, all of the NCAA’s allotment of tickets for the general public were sold out.
Both Sam Houston and North Dakota State were distributed 4,000 tickets to sell.
The Bearkats ticket office began selling tickets for alumni and the general public online on Saturday night as well as in person at the ticket office on Monday morning. By lunchtime on Monday, all of the tickets for the general public were sold.
Sam Houston season-ticket holders still have time to guarantee their spots for the national championship game, but must do by 5 p.m. on Wednesday.
There will be approximately 1,000 tickets available for students to purchase today. Students will receive an email with a password and instructions to purchase tickets online through the NCAA website beginning today at a time to be announced. Tickets will be $40 per ticket. The NCAA will charge a 10 percent per ticket fee and a $5 per order fee. Students will have the opportunity to purchase up to two tickets through Friday at 5 p.m., as long as tickets remain. December 2012 graduates will be considered as active students.
For anyone else who is not a student or a season-ticket holder, third-party ticket reselling sites would be the only remaining option. That option is also not a cheap one. As of Monday evening, there were a little less than 500 tickets available on Stubhub.com ranging from $160 to $3,100 per ticket.
In mid-October, it was reported by the Associated Press that about one-third of the 7,400 tickets made available to the public for January’s Football Championship Subdivision title game in Frisco were bought by people with North Dakota addresses.
Along, with playing the first semifinal game on Friday night, Bison fans were able to scoop up a good chunk of the available tickets.
Demand is even higher for tickets for rematch between North Dakota State and Sam Houston State in FCS national title game
Not much has changed in a year.
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After giving up five runs in the third inning to Southeastern Louisiana, Sam Houston State responded and chipped away at the deficit. The Kats had their chances to pull even with the Lions but couldn’t make the key hit when they needed it Thursday night at Constellation Field.
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