The Time to Join the Herd is Now





The Time to Join the Herd is Now

8/5/2005

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. Ė With the 2005 home opener only a few weeks away time is running out for fans to buy season tickets for the most exciting schedule in Marshall Football history and secure their place for future priority away game tickets.

Marshall head coach Mark Snyder will lead the Thundering Herd against perennial Big 12 power Kansas State and new Conference USA rivals SMU, UAB, Southern Miss, and East Carolina at home this season and the only way to see all of the action is to be there.

"We are going to put a product on the field that all of our fans can be proud of and we need them to be the "12th Man" for us," Snyder said.

In addition to a challenging home schedule, Marshall travels to ACC power Virginia Tech and in 2006 is scheduled to take on in-state rival West Virginia, Kansas State, and SEC power Tennessee. In order to be eligible for a chance to receive tickets for priority away games, fans must be a season ticket holder and active Big Green member for the year of the game that is being requested as well as the preceding year. For example, in order to buy tickets for the 2006 game at WVU, a person would have to be a 2005 & 2006 season ticket holder and Big Green member. Tickets will be distributed based on Big Green Priority Points.

Fans who are unable to secure tickets based on point totals for the 2006 West Virginia game will have another opportunity to obtain tickets. The Marshall Athletic Department is setting aside an additional 200 tickets that will go into a special lottery for those eligible season ticket holders and Big Green members.

By buying season tickets and joining the Big Green Scholarship Foundation fans have a direct impact on the future of Marshall Athletics by providing financial support for facilities improvements, upgrades and additions that keep the Herd competitive nationally.

This September, the Marshall Athletics ticket office will be sending notification letters to those who qualify for an opportunity to purchase tickets to the West Virginia game and other road contests in 2006.

Donít miss out on a great opportunity to purchase season tickets and to join the Big Green at our final two choose-a-seat days on August 6th from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. and August 13th from 10:00 a.m.-2 p.m. at Joan C. Edwards Stadium

For questions, contact the Marshall Ticket Office at 1-800-THE-HERD (843-4373) or the Big Green at 304/696-4661.