Football Tickets Go On Sale August 6

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – With the 131st season of Quaker football fast approaching, season and single-game tickets will go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 6 at 10 a.m. In less than two months, Penn will host Villanova in its season and home opener at Franklin Field on Sept. 20 at 3:30 p.m.

2008 Red & Blue Chairback season tickets are just $80, a 20-percent discount off the single-game ticket prices. Plan holders and will also receive a miniature replica of Franklin Field, a 2008 Penn football media guide, access to the ticket exchange program, a Franklin Field Illustrated game program at each home game and an E-newsletter with discounts on additional tickets and merchandise. Beginning this year, Penn is also offering a general admission season ticket for $25 to Penn alums who have graduated in the past five years (2004-08). Single-game tickets start as low as $8.

Fans are encouraged to come early to each home game to enjoy Quaker’s Corner. This interactive fan zone gives the Penn faithful an opportunity to join their fellow fans for music, inflatable games, complimentary toast for the traditional toss at the end of the third quarter, temporary tattoos, merchandise, concessions, the Helmet Car, posters and pocket schedules, and of course, Quaker himself will be there to greet you.

Starting this year, fans will now be able to purchase their season and single-game tickets online at PennAthletics.com. Tickets are also available at the ticket office located at Weightman Hall on 235 South 33rd Street or by phone at 215-898-6151. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. during August and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. starting Sept. 2.

Following Penn’s matchup with the Wildcats, the Quakers will host four more at Franklin Field with Dartmouth coming to Philadelphia on Oct. 4 for a noon start. Columbia will then visit on Oct. 18 with the kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m., followed by the homecoming game against Brown at noon on Nov. 1. In the 2008 home finale on Nov. 15, Penn will welcome defending Ivy League champion Harvard with the kickoff at noon.

For more information on purchasing your tickets for the 2008 campaign, log on to PennAthletics.com.