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Thousands of tickets still available for Red Wolves Saturday game

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The first home game for the Arkansas State Red Wolves is Saturday, and A-State hopes for a sellout.

Many tickets have sold but several still remain, according to the university.

The increase in ticket prices is a topic of conversation for many around Jonesboro and causing some to think twice about heading to the game.

According to Jerry Scott with the A-State Athletic Department, roughly 18,000 tickets have been sold.

As of Wednesday evening, 9,763 season tickets have been sold and 9,974 individual tickets have been sold for Saturday’s game.

Tickets cost between $50 and $75. While some said the price tag for a ticket is too much, others don’t mind.

“I've never had season tickets before,” Daya Shipman said. “I decided this year it was the smartest thing to do. If you priced it out and looked at the per game cost, it's much better to do that than to pay that 1 ticket to Missouri that was going to be so expensive on its own.”

“If it keeps the caliber of the opponents coming in like that then that's fine,” David Oakes said. “I don't have a problem with it.”

While more than 18,000 people have tickets to the game, the stadium holds more than 30,000.

Scott said they anticipate more tickets to be sold by Saturday. There will be a surcharge for tickets Saturday to encourage fans to buy tickets beforehand.

The Red Wolves take on the Tigers at 6 p.m. Saturday. 

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