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WATCH: Fargo to Frisco — Few are left, but there is still hope to grab a last minute ticket

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FRISCO, Texas — On Saturday, the majority of the 20,000 seats in Toyota Stadium will be filled with fans in green and gold for the NCAA Division I FCS championship game.

Less than half the tickets — 8,000 of them — went to the North Dakota State University and Eastern Washington University football teams. But of the 9,000 tickets for the general public that sold out in just a few days in August, the NCAA said most sales were North Dakota.

They ranged in price from $75 to $99, and some ticket purchasers paid $200 for a hospitality experience with extra perks.


A quick glance online shows scalping has already started, with tickets listed for hundreds of dollars. Scalping is illegal at Toyota Stadium and along public right-of-ways in Frisco. The fine is $250.

The NCAA is recommending fans who want to buy a last minute ticket buy them through the NCAA official ticket exchange. Otherwise they can't promise they'll honor it, said Jared Kramer, ticketing director for the organization.

"Unfortunately we can't guarantee any other tickets you buy from other sites like StubHub, Vivid Seats," Kramer said. "The only way we can guarantee it is through the NCAA exchange or the SRO (standing room only)."

There were only about 1,800 standing room tickets left Thursday night, Jan. 3, costing $65 each.

Matt Henson is an Emmy award-winning reporter/photographer/editor for WDAY. Prior to joining WDAY in 2019, Matt was the main anchor at WDAZ in Grand Forks for four years. He was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia and attended college at Lyndon State College in northern Vermont, where he was recognized twice nationally, including first place, by the National Academy for Arts and Science for television production. Matt enjoys being a voice for the little guy. He focuses on crimes and courts and investigative stories. Just as often, he shares tear-jerking stories and stories of accomplishment. Matt enjoys traveling to small towns across North Dakota and Minnesota to share their stories. He can be reached at mhenson@wday.com and at 610-639-9215. When he's not at work (rare) Matt resides in Moorhead and enjoys spending time with his daughter, golfing and attending Bison and Sioux games.
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