Cyclones surpass 35k season football tickets

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Are you ready for some football?

Coach Paul Rhoads admitted Monday that the mood of his team has changed as game-week preparations started.

“It’s a different atmosphere now that game week has arrived,” Rhoads said. “It was distinct at practice Sunday. We’re anxious for this week.”

Apparently, the team’s excitement is matched by the Cyclone fan base. And, the ticket sales numbers prove it.

For only the second time in school history, Iowa State has surpassed 35,000 season football tickets sold. The only time ISU sold more was in 2007 when a season ticket was required for admission to the Iowa game.

The Cyclones’ current season ticket total is 3,500 more than a year ago with potentially more sales yet to come.

“Historically, we sell more tickets through the first month of the season,” Director of Athletics Jamie Pollard said. “The current numbers are hard evidence that Cyclone fans are very excited about this year’s prospects.”

Based upon season tickets in the fold and traditional walk-up sales for the season opener, the Cyclones are optimistic that a crowd well above 50k will be on hand Saturday night when UNI comes to town.

A good looking weather forecast helps matters as well.

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