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Boise State has distributed nearly 20,000 tickets for the MW championship game

Boise State distributed nearly 20,000 tickets for Saturday’s Mountain West football championship game by 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, coach Bryan Harsin tweeted.

That includes 750 tickets requested by visiting Fresno State.

Tickets are $40 in most of the stadium and $20 in the north end zone. They’re available through boisestatetickets.com and the Boise State Athletic Ticket Office (426-4737).

Fans are asked to wear blue. There has been some conflicting information, but the school issued a press release Tuesday calling for a blue-out.

Boise State had distributed a little more than 15,000 tickets by noon Tuesday, the school reported.

Boise State has 21,139 season-ticket holders. Students get 5,000 tickets for home games. That's a base of 26,139 ticket holders for a regular-season game.

From today’s paper:

All revenue generated by the Mountain West football championship game Saturday at Albertsons Stadium — including parking and concessions — will be split among the league’s 12 members.

Boise State will receive 17.1 percent of the profit. Visiting Fresno State will receive 12.1 percent. The other 10 conference members get 7.1 percent each.

The first Mountain West championship game last year at Fresno State generated an approximate profit of $1,060,000. That translated to a $181,000 payment to the home team.

The championship game has a standalone TV contract with CBS that is included in the revenue calculation. The Mountain West has added a title sponsorship with Sports Authority for the event this year.

Last year, the Fresno State-Utah State game attracted 31,362 fans — the smallest crowd of the year at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, Calif., and nearly 10,000 fewer fans than attended the team’s three sellouts. Ticket prices ranged from $25 to $60.

“We need the place packed,” Boise State coach Bryan Harsin said Monday. “It’s the first time, and you don’t want to miss it.”

Our live chat will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday this week.

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