May 5, 2009
Tickets for the "Showdown on the Sound" Big Sky Conference football game between Eastern Washington University and Portland State University will go on sale on June 1, 2009 at 10 a.m. The game between the Eagles and the Vikings takes place on Oct. 31 at 1 p.m. at Qwest Field in Seattle.
Tickets will be available via Ticketmaster.com and GoEags.com, with pre-orders currently being taken by calling 1-866-4GO-EAGS. Costs are $30 for club seats and $15 for regular seating. Eastern season ticket holders will receive a $5 discount on each ticket price.
Portland State students may purchase tickets for $8, but a student identification card must be displayed with the ticket at the gate. Eastern students will be admitted free with a valid student identification card.
It’s believed to be the first time in Eastern’s 100-year football history that it has played a game in Seattle. The Eagles will play their first game in the Puget Sound area since Oct. 30, 1982, when Eastern won at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma.
There are nearly 11,000 Eastern alumni who reside in the Puget Sound area in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties. More than 16,000 reside west of the Cascade Mountains. Among current Eastern students, nearly 1,500 are from King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, and a total of nearly 2,500 are from cities west of the Cascade Mountains.