Countdown To Dublin: 45,000 Tickets Sold For Croke Park Classic So Far
According to a Croke Park representative 45,000 tickets have been sold so far for the Nittany Lions' season opener against UCF in Dublin, Ireland.
While this figure still comes well short of the stadium's 82,300 capacity it is right on par with similar events to have taken place on the grounds in recent years. In 2012 the Notre Dame and Navy contest was played in front of a crowd of just over 43,000. Seating for Penn State's contest is reportedly configured to host up to 70,000 fans.
For comparison to a more familiar venue the 45,000 tickets currently sold would come up just 2,000 shy of selling out Northwestern's Ryan Field.
The represenative could not say how many tickets had been sold to Penn State fans but it would be safe to assume that the Nittany Lion faithful would either lead the demographic come game day or just slightly trail Dublin natives.
Either way it looks as though there will be plenty on hand to see the first game of the James Franklin era.