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How Many Tickets Have Been Sold For Virginia Tech-Boise State? Umm...

What's this? Another Fedex Field ticket crisis? Shocking!

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Okay, so it's not a "crisis," but it is amusing nonetheless that the Redskins are projecting for there to be more people attending the Virginia Tech-Boise State Labor Day Fedex Field game than the colleges themselves. We're about a week and a half away from the game, and it's still unclear just how many tickets have been sold, according to David Teel of the Daily Press.

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Earlier this week, Jim Weaver, Virginia Tech's athletic director, said that only about 67,000 tickets have been sold, well under the 90,000 capacity of the stadium (which is actually around 85,000 for this game because the Redskins aren't opening up all the seats). The Redskins' media team said that the figure was more like 75,000, at which point Weaver confirmed the 67,000 figure to Teel on a conference call. 

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But then, Mitch Gershman, the Redskins' chief marketing officer, called Teel and said that he expects the stadium to be close to a sellout by kickoff. That means close to 85,000, which is not what anyone had suggested before. Gershman attributed the confusion to one of her staffers giving Teel the incorrect figure. There's been no word yet on what Weaver thinks of Gershman's figure.

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Are we all square now? No? How could that possibly be?

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