There’s little debate about the biggest game of the early 2016 football season. It’s the titanic tussle between two-time defending national champion Bishop Gorman, of Las Vegas, and Dallas-area power Cedar Hill. The game will take a high profile program with national talents like quarterback Tate Martell and wide receiver Tyjon Lindsey in Texas, and is expected to be a sell-out at Cedar Hill’s Longhorn Stadium, which seats approximately 7,500.
If you have designs on being one of those 7,500 in attendance, it’s time to make a note about when to stand in line in Texas, because tickets will not be sold online. Ever.
As noted by the Dallas Morning News, Cedar Hill athletic director Gina Farmer confirmed that her school would only sell tickets to the much ballyhooed face off at the school’s athletic office and the school district’s “spirit shop” (yes, a high school spirit shop is a real thing in Texas) near the school. A limited number of visiting section tickets will also be sold in Las Vegas at Bishop Gorman for fans of the Gaels who plan to make the trip to the Lone Star State.
While some had hoped early in-person ticket sales would only be a prelude to an online ordering system, that hope was snuffed out by Cedar Hill football coach Joey McGuire, who specifically stipulated that tickets would not be sold online.
There’s little question that the game will be a sell-out, and it’s more a matter of how long it takes to sell the entire allotment. There’s good news if you can’t get your hands on one of the limited seats to be there in person, too: The game is scheduled to be televised on ESPN2 as part of the ESPN family of networks’ football kickoff coverage.