Sold out in 60 minutes, Miami football tickets prove hot draw at Appalachian State
Sold out in 60 minutes.
It took one hour for football fans to gobble up the tickets for the Sept. 17 Miami at Appalachian State game, App State announced Tuesday.
The game, in scenic Boone, N.C. -- a popular tourist site -- marks the first time the Mountaineers have hosted an opponent from one of the power five conferences. The former FCS school is now among the big boys in the FBS.
Appalachian State finished 11-1 (7-2 Sun Belt) in 2015, and won three consecutive FCS national titles from 2005 through 2007, beating Michigan in one of the biggest upsets in college football history to start the 2007 season.
And in case you didn't know, Mark Richt told reporters at the ACC Football Kickoff that his sister Michelle "got her degree'' at Appalachian State. "She was a volleyball player,'' he said, adding that O-line coach Stacy Searels "coached there years ago.
"Great program. A team that's used to winning. It's going to be a battle royale I can promise, going into their house. It's a great team. Well coached. I have seen their tape. I've looked at the first three, first four opponents. It's going to be a battle.''
Kidd Brewer Stadium is at an elevation of 3,280 feet, and seats just over 24,000.
As of Tuesday night, there were general admission tickets available for as low as $113 on Stubhub.com -- and a couple of tickets going for just under $1,000.
The Hurricanes, who open fall practice Thursday, host App State on Sept. 11, 2021.
SUSAN MILLER DEGNAN