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Record number of season tickets sold in 2016 for Washington State

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This weekend's game is also on the brink of being a sellout

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After the dip in season ticket sales from 2014 to 2015, Cougar fans have responded by buying 14,200 season tickets for the 2016 season. Per Stefanie Loh of the Seattle Times, that number is a record for WSU. The timing makes plenty of sense. Coming off the team's best finish in over 10 years and excitement for the team surging, more fans than ever have decided that the drive really isn't that bad.

In addition to the season tickets, single game ticket sales are also looking improved from last year. The Oregon game was announced as sold out in August, and less than 1,000 tickets remain for Saturday's game against Eastern Washington. If the team can get off to a better start than they did last year, it's conceivable that both Homecoming, and Dad's Weekend could sell out as well. Additionally, the Apple Cup appears well on its way to being a sell out. Last season WSU had two sell outs, and in 2014 there were three.

However, if some of those people bought tickets with the hope of buying beer in the lower concourse, I have some bad news. In another stadium related development, Cougfan reported Wednesday that the university is still yet to finalize an agreement to serve beer at games. The beverage won't be available this Saturday, but there is still hope that a deal will be done by the time WSU plays Idaho, September 17. In addition to this delay, WSU will also push back the new no re-entry rule until the second home game.

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Football:

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Soccer:

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