Tickets for Illinois' clash with defending Big Ten champion Ohio State Nov. 15 at Memorial Stadium sold out within an hour of the start of single-game ticket sales.
July 22, 2008
The University of Illinois announced today that the Nov. 15 football game against Ohio State has sold out within one hour of single-game tickets going on sale. This marks the fifth sellout in the last two years, as the 2007 games against Penn State, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ball State reached sellout status.
"Selling out the Ohio State game so quickly after single-game tickets went on sale is another great example of the excitement surrounding the upcoming season," said Jason Heggemeyer, Assistant Athletic Director for Ticket Operations. "The anticipation from Illini fans for this season and this game in particular has been incredible."
Last season, Illinois sold out four consecutive games in the Penn State, Wisconsin, Michigan and Ball State contests. It was the first time since 1986 that four games in the same season had sold out.
"This extremely fast sellout of the Ohio State game is just another indication that Illinois football is one of the hottest tickets in the state," said Chris Hanna, Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing and Sales. "Fans should move quickly to secure tickets for the other home games because sales remain incredibly brisk this morning."