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Rams announce 2009 football season-ticket prices

February 12, 2009

Fresh off its most successful football season in five years, the Colorado State athletic department Monday announced its 2009 season-ticket prices for the six-game home schedule.

Fans will note the change in prices, compared to 2008, due to the CU game (Sept. 5) moving to Boulder. When that contest was in Denver, it had been part of the Rams’ season-ticket package. That adjustment, however, is the only change in CSU’s football season-ticket prices:

Sections A, B, H, I (non-donor; bleacher) $199
Sections C, G (Donor; bleacher) $199
Sections D, E, F (Donor; chairback) $199
North End Zone $125
*Youth/West Side $110
*Youth/North End Zone $60
Faculty/Staff $180
Seniors $180
Early Bird Family Plan $280
- 2 adults, *2 youth (March 2-April 30, north end zone)  
*--Age 17 and younger  

The best way to secure excellent seats for six exciting home games in 2009 and in the future, is to join the Ram Club and purchase season tickets.

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“With the success our program enjoyed last season,” said Director of Athletics Paul Kowalczyk, “there is great energy and enthusiasm about the future of Rams football under Steve Fairchild and his staff. We have an exciting home schedule in 2009, highlighted by Utah, the No. 2 team in the country, and two Front Range rivals. Three of our home opponents went to bowls last year.

“We also are attempting to be sensitive to our fans in this challenging economic environment and want to encourage them to take advantage of our new payment plan.”

Payment plan

In an effort to make purchasing season tickets easier for fans in today’s economy, for the first time, CSU is offering payment plans, allowing fans to pay for season tickets in equal installments.

  • Fans will be able to spread their payment for season tickets over the spring and summer, depending on the date of purchase.
  • To do so, fans need to complete a payment plan authorization form. That form will be available when season tickets go on sale Monday, March 2.
  • Depending on date of purchase, fans can authorize CSU Athletics to charge their MasterCard or Visa in equal monthly installments until the balance is paid.
  • Fans need to have their balance paid in full by Aug. 3, 2009, in order to receive their season tickets.

The schedule

Three bowl teams, including the defending national champion in many observers’ eyes, will come to Fort Collins in 2009. The Rams will host Nevada (Humanitarian Bowl) on Sept. 19, as well as Air Force (Armed Forces Bowl) and Utah (Sugar bowl) who finished as the only undefeated team in the Football Bowl Subdivision after dominating Alabama, the nation’s No. 1 team for five straight weeks. The Associated Press ranked Utah No. 2 in its final polls.

In addition to regional rival Air Force, the Rams also will host Wyoming in the 101st annual Border War. CSU’s other home opponents are conference foe San Diego State and new head coach Brady Hoke, who led Ball State to a No. 12 ranking in the final 2008 regular-season AP poll, and an Ag Day home opener against Weber State (Sept. 12).

At this time, CSU knows only the dates of its non-conference opponents. The Mountain West Conference, whose athletic directors have chosen to wait to release the full conference schedule until all dates, kickoff times, and television broadcasts are established, expects to announce that schedule no later than April 1.

New season-ticket holders

For fans wishing to purchase new season tickets (those not renewing 2008 tickets), those seats will go on sale Monday, March 2.

  • Fans will be able to purchase tickets online at, over the phone by calling 1-800/491-RAMS, or by visiting the McGraw Athletic Center ticket office during normal business hours.
  • Seat location will not be determined until after the renewal deadline has passed. Seat locations will be assigned in June.
  • Purchasing season tickets before the renewal deadline will place fans on a priority seating list. Seat location priority will first be given to Ram Club members, then to other orders as they are received. So, the earlier someone buys season tickets, the better seats they will receive.

Current season-ticket holders

Those fans who held season tickets in 2008 will be able to renew on beginning Tuesday, Feb. 24.

  • Current season-ticket holders will receive their customer ID number and their PIN number in the mail. Season-ticket holders will need that information to log into the renewal page online.
  • Again in 2009, CSU Athletics will conduct a sweepstakes for current season-ticket holders to encourage early renewals.
  • Paper invoices will be mailed in March.
  • Current season-ticket holders can choose to participate in the payment plan for their orders; however, they will need to complete the authorization form (which will be mailed with their paper invoice).

Early Bird Family Plan special

Once again, CSU Athletics is offering a special on family plan season tickets, an incentive to those who did not purchase season tickets last year.

  • From March 2-April 30, families can purchase an ‘Early Bird’ family plan. The Early Bird family plan consists of two adult season tickets and two youth season tickets in the north end zone for only $280, less than $12 per ticket per game, and an overall savings of $90.
  • Family Plans can be adjusted according to the varying size of the fan’s family.
  • This promotion only is available to those new to the Rams’ season-ticket fan base in 2009.

CSU is expected to announce single-game prices once the Mountain West releases its schedule (no later than April 1) when the athletic department has the opportunity to set special dates such as homecoming. Single-game tickets are not expected to go on sale until early July.

For more information, contact the CSU ticket office at 1-800/491-RAMS.

Contact: Zak Gilbert
Phone: (970) 491-5067