Students wait in line in the ASI office in the University Student Union Room 316 on Nov. 28, 2017. The students are purchasing $15 tickets to go on a round trip bus ride to Boise, Idaho to support Fresno State at the Mountain West Championship game against Boise State. (Daniel Avalos/The Collegian)
The university’s student government is busing 50 students to the Mountain West Conference football championship in Boise, Idaho.
Tuesday morning, dozens of students lined up outside the Associated Students, Inc. office, in hopes of getting their hands in the limited amount of round-trip tickets, which were priced at $15.
The tickets were sold out before noon Tuesday. ASI said the tickets were made possibly by a collaboration among ASI, the President’s Office, Administrative Services and Student Affairs.
When ASI announced they were selling the tickets, a former student had replied on Twitter asking if he could buy and donate a few tickets to students.
ASI said the man reached out to Fresno State President Dr. Joseph Castro in a direct message, and the president provided a link where the man could make a donation to buy the tickets. And he did, ASI confirmed.
Students are scheduled to check in at 10:30 p.m. Friday at the roundabout near the Joyal Administration Building on Maple Avenue. The bus will depart at 10:45 p.m.
The championship game will kickoff at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. The bus with the students is estimated to arrive back at 9 a.m. to the Fresno State roundabout on Sunday, Dec. 3.