Students snap up tickets
Florida State's student body has thrown its weight behind Fisher and the Seminoles for Saturday's opener against Samford, snapping up all 16,000 tckets for the north end zone general admission seats.
And they haven't stopped there.
The FSU ticket office is issuing additional "overflow" tickets as reserved seats in the south end zone of Doak Campbell Stadium at no charge to the students.
"It's very encouraging," said Ben Zierden, associate athletics director for ticket sales. "We haven't seen this kind of student support in a number of years."
FSU students picked up their full allotment for last season's opener against Miami, but Zierden said it has been a long time since the interest has exceeded the base allotment. What makes the show of support even more impressive is that this marks the first year that the ticket office has gone 100 percent online with "print-at-home" student tickets.
"A ticket arrives in your email literally a minute after you apply online," said Zierden, whose office has already processed approximately 17,000 ticket requests from students and will continue to do so until the allotment runs out.
Tickets for the general public remain on sale for the debut of Fisher and the 2010 Seminoles.