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Bison Football fans struggle to get single-game tickets

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FARGO — Bison football tickets are a hot commodity, and with the season starting in less than a month, the fact that the home opener is already sold out, says just that.

NDSU Athletic Director Matt Larsen tells WDAY Sports there is the same number of single-game tickets this year, as there have been in recent seasons, but it's still a rat race to get inside the Dome.

"Don't you have to wait online and you have to jump on at the right time and you just expire out and you can't even get at them?" said Bison fan, Kyle Reedstrom. 

That's what happened to some football fans, trying to get their hands on single-game tickets for the upcoming season.

Wednesday morning, the clock hit six a.m, single-game tickets were up for grabs and gone in less than ten minutes. A little more than 19,000 seats are all spoken.

With the team's success, it's getting harder to attend games.

"The only way I can go is if I know someone that has tickets who can give me tickets," said Reedstrom. 

Good seats are even harder to come by.

"Sometimes it's last minute but I usually go through the Dome, and if they have something we'll sit up in the top if we have to," said Bison fan Tammy Ross. 

An additional 570 student tickets became available this season, for season ticket holders. An agreement between the athletic department and student government. There are now 12,000 season ticket holders in all.

For some, it's just easier to find a different watch spot.

"I'll just sit at home and watch on my couch," said Bison fan Dave Steadman. 

"Getting tickets is a hassle, it's easier to just sit and watch it right there," said Reedstrom. 

Additional tickets will be up for grabs the day before each home game. You have to log on to, Monday mornings at 8.

The season opener is Sept. 1, against Cal Poly.