KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tickets to the 11th edition of the Fall Classic between Northwest Missouri State University and Pittsburg State University will go on sale to the general public on Friday, July 13 at 10 a.m. The 2012 version of the NCAA Division II rivalry is slated for 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct.13 at Arrowhead.
The taxpayers of Jackson County, Mo., and Chiefs Season Ticket Holders will receive first priority to purchase tickets for the Fall Classic beginning Thursday, July 12 at 9 a.m. Jackson County pre-sale tickets must be purchased in person at the Arrowhead Stadium Ticket Office. No phone orders will be accepted for this special pre-sale event on July 12. Jackson County taxpayers purchasing tickets must have one form of identification that includes a photo of the purchaser and a 2011 Jackson County, Mo., personal property tax receipt. Spouses residing at the same address will be allowed to purchase tickets, even if the property receipt is in their spouse’s name. The Chiefs will notify Season Ticket Holders via email prior to the sale with instructions on how to participate.
Tickets for the game are $25 for Lower Level seating and $37 for tickets on the Scout Investments Club Level. Student tickets are available for $10. Parking for the game is $20 per car and $30 for RV/bus parking.
Tickets can be ordered by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster.com or at the Arrowhead Stadium Ticket Office located between Founder’s Plaza and the Hy-Vee Gate on the north side of the stadium.
Northwest Missouri State and Pittsburg State have combined to win or share the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association title in 21 of the last 23 seasons dating back to 1989. The Pittsburg State Gorillas have advanced to the NCAA Division II Playoffs in 17 of the last 23 years and are the defending NCAA Division II National Champions after topping Wayne State (Mich.), 35-21, last December. Meanwhile, the Northwest Bearcats have qualified for the playoffs in 14 of the last 16 seasons, including five-straight national championship appearances from 2005-09.
Pittsburg State Head Coach Tim Beck begins his third campaign in 2012, after leading the Gorillas to a 13-1 record in 2011 en route to the national title. Before being named to the head coaching post following the 2009 season, Beck served as an assistant coach at Pittsburg State for 23 years, serving as offensive coordinator for 16 of those seasons.
Northwest Missouri State Head Coach Adam Dorrel is in his second year at the helm of his alma mater after spending seven seasons as the offensive coordinator at Northwest. In the 2011 season, Dorrel led the Bearcats to an 11-3 mark and a NCAA Division II playoff appearance for the eighth-straight season.
For more information, please contact Northwest Missouri State Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations and Communications Phillip Dowden at (660) 562-1118 or Pittsburg State Associate Athletic Director for Marketing and Communications Dan Wilkes at (620) 235-4147.