Saturday's Anchor-Bone Classic In Allendale Officially Sold Out

Saturday's Anchor-Bone Classic In Allendale Officially Sold Out

Big Rapids, Mich. - Grand Valley State University has announced that all reserved seats and standing room only tickets for the Anchor-Bone Classic against Ferris State University on Saturday (Oct. 6) night at Lubbers Stadium in Allendale are officially sold out.

It will mark the first time in Lubbers Stadium history in which GVSU has sold out of reserved and standing room only tickets for a football game.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. (ET) and gates will officially open two hours prior to kickoff for those who have tickets.  Due to the large crowd and tailgate events, fans are encouraged to plan accordingly when arriving for the game.

Two of the top three crowds in Lubbers Stadium history entering the 2012 campaign took place during a FSU-GVSU matchup.  The Lakers drew 14,557 for the 2005 meeting in Allendale along with 14,612 in 2008.  The top crowd in the stadium's history was 16,467 versus Saginaw Valley State in 2009.

The Bulldogs head into Saturday night's contest with a 3-2 record and a 2-2 league mark after a heartbreaking 31-24 overtime setback at nationally 16th-ranked Saginaw Valley State this past Saturday (Sept. 29) evening.

Meanwhile, the Lakers currently are unbeaten this season at 5-0 overall and are a perfect 4-0 in GLIAC action following a 51-43 league road victory at Michigan Tech over the weekend.  They are ranked third in the nation in this week's American Football Coaches Association (AFCA) Division II National Poll.

For those Bulldog fans who do not have tickets to the game, Saturday's contest will be carried live by the Bulldog Sports Network and Sunny 97.3 FM with Rob Bentley providing the play-by-play action and Sandy Gholston offering color commentary.  The broadcast begins with the Meijer Bulldog Football Pregame Show at 6:30 p.m. (ET) and can be accessed online at

The contest will also be televised on Comcast 900 in parts of Michigan and can be viewed online at

The Anchor Bone Trophy, which is sponsored by Huntington Bank, is awarded annually to the winner of the Ferris State-Grand Valley State football game. The trophy debuted in 2002 and GVSU has maintained possession of the trophy the last nine years with five home wins in Allendale along with four at FSU's Top Taggart Field.

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