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Upper level now open for USF-UCF game



Strong interest in USF football is continuing beyond Friday's sold-out game between the No. 18 Bulls and No. 5 West Virginia, as USF announced Wednesday that the Oct. 13 home game against Central Florida has sold enough tickets that the upper bowl of Raymond James Stadium is now open.

USF said only 500 lower-level seats remain for the UCF game, which is the final game scheduled in Tampa between the cross-state rivals. USF won the two previous meetings, including the first meeting in Tampa in 2005.

"Our ticket office has not had a moment to breathe the last few weeks," senior associate athletic director Bill McGillis said in a statement. "Really, things have stayed steady as we approached and sold out West Virginia.  People were purchasing UCF tickets along with their West Virginia seats and those that missed out this Friday were scooping up the open tickets for UCF.  We only expect the requests to increase as the date approaches."

It's only the fifth time in USF's history that fans have spilled over to the upper deck -- three games in 2005 and Friday's sellout. USF has had success selling three-game mini-plans for the Bulls' final home games, against Central Florida, Cincinnati and Louisville.

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:39am]


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