"OPERATION SELLOUT" IS IN FULL FORCE AT UM TODAY FOR SATURDAY'S NOON WAKE FOREST GAME AT SUN LIFE STADIUM.
COACH AL GOLDEN PENNED THE LETTER BELOW ON FRIDAY TO UM STUDENTS TO SHOW HIS APPRECIATION FOR THE IMPROVED ATTENDANCE THIS SEASON. AND HE MAKES SURE THEY KNOW HE WANTS THEM TO STAY THROUGH THE ENTIRE GAME, NO MATTER WHAT.
GOLDEN CONSTANTLY TALKS ABOUT HOW HE AND HIS PLAYERS HAVE TO BLOCK OUT THE EXTERNAL, BUT IT'S OBVIOUS HE KNOWS THE IMPORTANCE OF A PACKED HOUSE.
SATURDAY IS UM EMPLOYEE DAY. EMPLOYEES EACH WERE ABLE TO RECEIVE ONE FREE TICKET TO THE GAME, AND WERE ALLOWED TO PURCHASE UP TO THREE MORE TICKETS FOR A BUCK APIECE. EACH TICKET INCLUDED A $10 VOUCHER FOR REFRESHMENTS.
IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW MANY PEOPLE ACTUALLY FILL THE SEATS FOR THE TICKETS THAT WERE PURCHASED. THERE WERE ONLY ABOUT 3,900 TICKETS AVAILABLE AS OF 2:30 P.M. FRIDAY. All TARPS WILL BE REMOVED FROM SUN LIFE STADIUM.
THE ADVANCED ORANGE PARKING FOR SATURDAY'S GAME IS SOLD OUT. THE MAIN PARKING LOTS REQUIRE A PREPAID PARKING PASS AND CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN THOSE LOTS. GAMEDAY PARKING IN THE EXTERIOR CASH LOTS WILL BE $25 PER CAR ON SATURDAY.
STUDENT BUSES WILL LEAVE THE UM CAMPUS FROM THE BANKUNITED CENTER AND WILL BEGIN DEPARTING AT 9 A.M. THE FIRST BUSES RETURN AT HALFTIME (GOLDEN WOULDN'T LIKE THAT) AND WILL RUN UNTIL 45 MINUTES AFTER THE GAME ENDS.
FOR TICKETS, GO TO HURRICANESPORTS.COM.
HERE'S THE LETTER FROM GOLDEN:
University of Miami Students,
As we approach the midway point of our football season, I want to stop and take a moment to thank you for the effort you have put forth to improve the atmosphere inside Sun Life Stadium. I don't know if you truly understand how important your role is in the grand scheme of our success, but please know how much our players and I appreciate each and every one of you who choose to support us on game day.
As we hit the home stretch of the ACC schedule, we need your presence and enthusiasm more than ever...and we need it for four quarters. The student section is the epicenter of our home field advantage, and we need you louder than ever during the fourth quarter.
We have three home games remaining on the schedule, and I sincerely hope that each of you will continue to support us by packing that student section, dancing in the smoke, screaming on third down, joining us as we raise four fingers in the fourth quarter, and having a great time while you cheer on this team from the opening kick to the final whistle.
When that student section is packed, your presence, your voices, and your energy can truly create a home field advantage, and this season you have done an outstanding job! I really can't say it enough, thank you all very much.
See you on Saturday!
Head Football Coach