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Arizona AD Greg Byrne begs for fans to outsell BYU for football game in his own state

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It’s looking like BYU will make Arizona their home away from home

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Back in May, we let you know that BYU fans were buying more tickets than Arizona for their football opener in Glendale. Well, it looks like that is still the case just two weeks out from kickoff. According to Arizona’s Athletic Director Greg Byrne, BYU fans have significantly more tickets for the “neutral site” game.

Greg Byrne pleaded with fans in his “Wildcat Wednesday” post.

This is A.D. talk for, HOW IN THE WORLD ARE WE NOT SELLING MORE TICKETS THAN BYUWHO IN OUR OWN STATE!?

Glendale is just under two hours away from Tucson, compared to nine and a half from Provo. Even with the large LDS (and BYU alumni) community in the greater Phoenix area, Arizona fans probably thought they’d have home field advantage when this game was scheduled.

Byrne is trying to even the odds by even providing buses for Wildcat fans to travel from Tucson. Maybe not having to worry about parking could entice a few more fans to buy tickets. Byrne is also letting everyone know that the NFL stadium is “climate controlled” for comfort.

Perhaps the best part about what he said was this:

If that was really the case, the school probably would not be asking fans to buy tickets 14 days before the game.

We will keep you posted on if Tom Holmoe responds with a subtweet.