TCU at SMU: A reverse sellout?

September, 22, 2010
UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas -- Officially, Friday night's Battle for the Iron Skillet is not yet a sellout although it is expected to be very close to one by the 7 p.m. kickoff at Gerald J. Ford Stadium.

That's good news for SMU. But, better news for TCU?

"I am," SMU coach June Jones said on Wednesday, noting he's happy for his team that it will play in front a big crowd on its home turf. "But, I think there’s going to be about 25,000 TCU fans. So, that will be fun for the kids to come into a full stadium though, certainly, no matter who it is."

Capacity at Ford Stadium is about 32,000. TCU quickly sold out its allottment of 2,000 tickets, but that hasn't stopped thousands of other Frogs fans from purchasing tickets from the SMU box office.

The Mustangs' success last season hasn't translated into a major attendance spike. SMU drew 16,612 to its home opener against UAB, and 18,184 last week against Washington State. SMU's last home sellout was last season's opener.



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