Autzen Stadium’s 89-game sellout streak in danger

Kevin Cline

With tickets still available for the home opener in two weeks, Autzen Stadium’s record for consecutive sellouts — currently at 89 — is in danger of not making it to 90.

Oregon hosts Nicholls State on August 31st in what will be our first glance at the post-Chip Kelly era. Despite the Ducks hitting both the USA Today and AP preseason polls in the #3 position, 3,500 tickets remain unsold.

Autzen’s 89-sellout streak, which started in September 1999, is the fourth longest in college football. Only Nebraska (325), Notre Dame (231) and Virginia Tech (99) have longer streaks.

Surprisingly, tickets to the Nicholls State game start at $34 with plenty of student section seats still available.  This is vastly different from ticket prices for last year’s home opener against Arkansas State, which went for $66.

A quick search reveals that a $34 ticket can get you a seat halfway up midfield on level N, and this is a steal at Autzen this close to kickoff.

With prices this low, any Duck fan would have to be crazy not to pounce at this opportunity to see the new age of Oregon football.  With nothing but sun in the forecast for late August, this is the best time to watch one of the best football programs in one of the liveliest stadiums in the country.

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