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Remaining tickets for home Bison games sold out

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 1, 2013 at 5:35 pm •  Published: August 1, 2013

It is the second straight year the Bison have sold out, although it took most of the first day to get it accomplished last year.

Single-game tickets are $35 on the sidelines and $25 in the end zone, up $5 per ticket from a year ago. Most sold Thursday were in the end zones and upper corners, Taylor said. Taylor said additional reserved and standing room tickets may become available on the Friday of each game week.

The Bison have home games against Ferris State on Sept. 7, Delaware State on Sept. 21, Northern Iowa on Oct. 5, Missouri State on Oct. 12, Illinois State on Nov. 9 and South Dakota on Nov. 23.

Taylor said the hottest ticket was Northern Iowa, a perennial stalwart in the division and a team that seems to bring out some angst among Bison fans. Second on this year's list is the homecoming game against Missouri State.

Taylor said that while interest is at an all-time high, he was somewhat surprised at the speed of sales for the nonconference games.

The Bison ranked sixth in FCS attendance last year with an average of 18,516 fans, including three playoff games. Appalachian State, which is transitioning to the Football Bowl Subdivision, led the way with an average of 26,358 fans.

Thursday also was a profitable day for Bohl, whose contract calls for him to receive 3 percent of gross ticket sales.

"He doesn't like to talk about that," Taylor said. "To be honest with you, I almost feel he's uncomfortable that's in his contract."