Both Louisville and Auburn have sold their full allotment of 30,000 tickets for next Saturday's Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta. U of L announced that it was out of tickets Friday morning.
"To sell over 30,000 tickets to a neutral site game in September is a great testament to our terrific fan base and their willingness to support our program at any location," Vice-President/Director of Athletics Tom Jurich said. "Having the opportunity to play a top-10 teams like Auburn in a game as prestigious as the Chick-fil-A Game, speaks volumes to the commitment of our fans and a great way to open the season."
It took Louisville a few weeks longer to sell out its full allotment than it took Auburn, which is one of the best traveling fan bases in all of college football.
"When you get two historically successful, top-25 teams with fan bases as passionate as Auburn and Louisville, you know you're going to have a tough ticket," Peach Bowl, Inc. president & CEO Gary Stokan said in a statement. "What a great way to kick off the season with an electric, bowl-like atmosphere with two ranked teams in front of a packed crowd in Atlanta and national TV audience on CBS."
The Cards and the Tigers will kick things off at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 5.
"We look forward to playing in front of a sellout crowd at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff game versus a very good Louisville team on a national stage to open the 2015 season," Auburn coach Gus Malzahn said in a statement. "We have the best fans in college football and our team looks forward to playing in front of the Auburn Family in the Georgia Dome on Sept. 5."
A quick note for anyone getting to Atlanta early on Friday, we'll be doing our radio show live from the Buckhead Tavern from 3-6. There will be drink specials, half-priced appetizers and all the C-A-R-D-S chants and CCBMs you can handle.