Penn State-Pitt dual is sellout with crowd of 15,000-plus expected
By Pat Donghia, Penn State University
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State Department of Athletics has announced that the wrestling dual meet between Penn State and Pittsburgh on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 2 p.m. in the Bryce Jordan Center is sold out. Wrestling fans from around the region have officially pushed the BJC to its limit as over 15,000 fans will fill the vaunted venue for the intra-state showdown.
“Having a sellout crowd of over 15,000 fans for two Pennsylvania schools is exciting and we appreciate it very much,” said Penn State head coach Cael Sanderson. “Now it’s our job to go out and entertain them. I’d like to thank all the fans for their continued support. It means a lot to our entire program.”
The sell-out will be the 13th straight for Sanderson’s Nittany Lions dating back to the 2011-12 season, with the previous 12 taking place in Rec Hall. The final attendance figure announced on Sunday will set a new Penn State wrestling record by over well over 3,000 fans.
Penn State travels to Boston University on Friday night for a 7 p.m. road dual before returning home on Saturday to prepare for Sunday’s battle with Pitt. For fans that did not purchase a ticket on time to see the Penn State/Pitt dual in person in the BJC, the event will be a BTDN/StudentU production and will air live online through the Big Ten Digital Network via Penn State’s All-Access.
With the full season of Rec Hall duals sold out prior to the start of the campaign, a very limited number of standing room only tickets are available to a few of the remaining Rec Hall duals. People may purchase tickets by calling 1-800-NITTANY or by visiting the Penn State Athletics ticket office located in the BJC. Fans are encouraged to follow Penn State wrestling via twitter at www.twitter.com/pennstateWREST and on Penn State Wrestling’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/pennstatewrestling. The 2013-14 Penn State Wrestling season is presented by The Family Clothesline