The Broncos will play their first afternoon game at Albertsons Stadium in almost four years but even an early kick off hasn't helped out with ticket sales.
As of now, ticket sales are not going as planned for the Broncos season opener as Boise State Athletic Director Curt Apsey said today that they still have roughly 9,000 to 10,000 tickets left available for Saturday's game against Troy.
Apsey put out a written statement encouraging fans to pack Albertsons Stadium this year.
The players have no control over getting fans inside the stadium to cheer them on but tight end Jake Roh says the team feeds off the energy of the fans.
"Obviously it doesn't hurt, it's always nice having a packed stadium that is really loud on third downs, but at the same time we practice bringing our own energy all the time,” Roh said
Below is Boise State Athletic Director Curt Apsey letter urging the fans buy more tickets:
Dear Bronco Fans,
As August turns to September and summer becomes fall, one thing immediately comes to mind – Bronco Football is back on The Blue. Few things are as magical as watching your team take the field with more than 36,000 of your closest friends, but it’s more than just a game – it’s an experience.
Tailgating. The marching band. The spirit squad. Walking out of Albertsons Stadium following a win – something that Boise State has done at home more than any school in the country over the last 15 years. This is all part of a Bronco game day, and something you can’t experience from your living room.
We have addressed several areas of the game day environment over the course of the last six months in order to bring you the best fan experience we can offer. From improved – and increased – replays on the video board to a new and improved team entrance; from a live DJ playing in stadium to increased concession options; from additional tailgating opportunities to more in-game fireworks.
You, the fan, are a difference maker for us. Our team feeds off your energy, and you feed off the energy of our student-athletes. Simply put, an improved fan environment creates an even better home-field advantage. But we can’t build a home-field advantage without a packed Albertsons Stadium.
If you already have your tickets, we can’t wait to see you this season. If you don’t, we need you.
Without the support of a full stadium, not only do we lose the luxury of home-field advantage, we lose the ability to fund this program at a level that produces the successes you have come to expect. Your purchase of tickets makes us better by providing resources for critical things like recruiting, player development and first-class facilities, all of which allow us to compete and succeed at the highest level.
You are part of this team, part of what has helped build Boise State Football into what it has become. Your investment is what makes us go.
Season tickets are still available, as are mini plans, single-game tickets, family plans and group tickets. There is something for everyone in every price range.
Bronco Football is back on The Blue. It’s an experience
you don’t want to miss.
See you on game day!Curt Apsey
Boise State Director of Athletics