- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 1, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) - As the University of Hawaii football team prepares for its first game of the season Thursday against Colorado, ticket sales are at a record low.

As of Monday, just over 15,000 season tickets had been sold, a stark comparison to last year’s more than 17,200 and on pace to be the lowest number on record, according to Hawaii News Now (https://bit.ly/1ICPeSZ ).

Some students say the team’s lackluster performance over the past few years was causing low morale and ticket sales.

“No offense, but our record hasn’t been the best these past couple years” said Royce Masuda.

Those who attend despite the team’s tepid win record will have to battle rush hour traffic to make the 7 p.m. Thursday kickoff, possibly presenting an additional challenge for students who have to attend Friday morning classes.

“I got a lot of homework,” said Ulu Matagiese on why she wouldn’t be attending.

Despite the low numbers, some students like Jason Dela Cruz are excited “to raise that school spirit up.”

Shane Swift is going to support the visiting team.

“I’m from Colorado, so whenever a Colorado team comes I go to that game,” Swift said.


Information from: KGMB-TV, https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/

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