TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — More than 50,000 people came out to Florida State's opening game after the Boise State match-up was moved from Jacksonville to Tallahassee due weather concerns brought on by Hurricane Dorian.
Phenomenal crowd after switching game time and cities. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/CTr5qvgHnX— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) August 31, 2019
Saturday morning around 9:22 a.m., ticket officials announced that ticket sales had nearly reached 35,000. Doak Campbell Stadium has a total seating capacity of 79,560.
With just two days to prep for Saturday's game, FSU Athletics wasted no time. Crews painted the field, cleaned up the stands, and stocked up concessions.
"We've moved some games around that have been at Doak. We moved the Miami game, but this is the first time we've had to move a game that was prepared for somewhere else," said Jack Chatham, Assistant AD of Ticket Operations and Service at FSU. "It's a little different. We've been kind of preparing for the this the last couple of years but not having to follow through with it until today."
All tickets are general admission and are being sold for $10. Fans are strongly urged to purchase tickets online at www.noles.co/GA.
FSU and Boise State students with valid IDs will be admitted free of charge. Tickets can also be purchased at the Dick Howser Stadium box office at Doak Campbell on game day, but the price will increase to $15.
All tickets that were sold for the Jacksonville game will be 100 percent refunded. Details on the refunds are expected to come out at the beginning of the week.