For the first time since 1952, the Washington State Cougars have sold out their home-opener. The school announced the sellout on Friday, a little under 24 hours before the Cougars take the field inside a newly-renovated Martin Stadium. The Cougars will be christening the new press box and luxury suites on Saturday, as well as unveil Mike Leach at home for the first time, marking a new era for Washington State football
The sellout is the first since the
2006 Apple Cup 2007 Arizona State game, snapping a long drought of less-than-full crowds at Martin Stadium. It's been a fantastic few months for the Washington State marketing department and ticket office, as they've pushed hard to get butts in the seats. That hard work has paid off with the announcement of the season-opening sellout.
More information on parking and transportation is below:
In an effort to alleviate traffic coming into Pullman during home football weekends, WSU Athletics and the Washington State Department of Transportation are encouraging fans to take the Cougar Corridor alternate route utilizing state route 271 and highway 27 through the towns of Rosalia, Oakesdale, Garfield and Palouse. The goal is to reduce the amount of traffic on Highway 195 and ease the bottleneck on 195 through the town of Colfax.
With the increased number of fans attending Saturday's game, parking options in and around Pullman are extremely limited. WSU Athletics is teaming up with Pullman Transit to provide free Park and Ride service on home football game days for Cougar fans. All Park and Ride locations begin three hours prior to kickoff. Following the game busses will pick up at the east end of Martin Stadium on Stadium Way for up to 1.5 hours. Park and Ride locations in Pullman include the Pullman Aquatic Center (500 NW Larry Street), Living Faith Church (1035 South Grand Ave.) and the intersection of Airport Road and state route 270.
For all information surrounding Cougar Football Gameday, visit http://www.wsucougars.com/gameday/.