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Nearly 9,000 tickets remain for Western Michigan vs Eastern Michigan

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After a solid showing against Northern Illinois, fans aren’t flocking to see the #20 Broncos at home this weekend

Waldo Stadium 09.04.15 (Alex Alvarado)

A WMU ticket office representative confirmed that 14,500 tickets have been sold “as of today” (Thursday afternoon) for this weekend’s game against the Eastern Michigan Eagles (5-2, 2-1). With 7,000 tickets reserved for students, that puts remaining tickets just under the 9,000 mark, with sales averaging “800-1,000 tickets sold” per day this week.

Below is the availability pulled from the WMU ticket site as of Thursday afternoon.

Honestly, it’s kinda sad to see so few seats sold for a ranked team at home. Other schools like Michigan State and Notre Dame have not only been performing poorly, but are not occupying the same time slot on Saturday (if they even play at all). The other “big” school - Michigan - does play at 3:30, but against an Illinois team that got throttled by the Broncos in Week 3.

It’s really mind numbing, but I still want to encourage fans to make it out. It’s a trophy game, and the Eagles are respectable this year, going 5-2 with a close loss to Toledo keeping them from being 3-0 in the MAC like the Broncos are.

Also, bring the kids. It’s youth day, and $14 gets you in to watch the Broncos, along with chips and a hot dog, plus bouncy houses (who doesn’t love those?)!