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Montana State football unveils season ticket program

December 13, 2016

BOZEMAN — Montana State officially announced its 2017 football schedule on Monday, along with a new season ticket deposit program.

Beginning on Wednesday, fans looking to become Bobcat football season ticket holders can begin the process by placing a $100 deposit to secure their seats at Bobcat Stadium. New season ticket deposits will be taken through May 1.

Fans who place a new season ticket deposit of $100 will be added to a priority waiting list and given first opportunity after 2016 renewals to choose their seat locations. Those who place a $100 deposit before Jan. 23 will receive a free pair of basketball tickets any remaining home men’s or women’s basketball game, excluding the Feb. 25 Cat-Griz matchups.

The first 500 new 2017 season tickets holders will receive a complimentary Montana State football season ticket holder paperweight. Due to availability, new season ticket holders will be eligible for sideline seats only and a Bobcat Club membership is required for select sideline seats before tickets can be purchased.

Deposits can be made over the phone (at 406-994-CATS or 800-808-5940) or in person at Brick Breeden Fieldhouse with the Bobcat ticket office.

Renewals for current season ticket holders will begin on Monday, Jan. 23. All 2016 football season ticket holders who renew their accounts by May 1 will receive priority access to home single-game tickets, including Cat/Griz (based on availability) and the Washington State road game.

Montana State opens the season by traveling to Washington State on Sept. 2. The Bobcats make their 2017 home debut versus South Dakota State on Sept. 9 in the annual Gold Rush game.

MSU begins conference play with a trip to North Dakota to face the defending co-Big Sky champion on Sept. 23 before returning home for back-to-back contests.

Homecoming is set for Sept. 30 as the Bobcats take on Weber State. Portland State pays a visit to Bozeman next with MSU hosting Parent/Family Weekend on Oct. 7.

Co-Big Sky champion Eastern Washington and Northern Colorado make up MSU’s next two games. The Cats head to Cheney, Wash., on Oct. 14 for a contest versus the Eagles, then travel to Greeley, Colo., to face UNC on Oct. 21.

Three of MSU’s last four matchups will be played at Bobcat Stadium. Idaho State returns to Bozeman on Oct. 28 during MSU’s annual Pink Game.

The Bobcats dip back into nonconference play Nov. 4 when Kennesaw State visits Bozeman. MSU makes its final road trip of the 2017 regular season by heading south to Northern Arizona on Nov. 11.

The 117th Cat-Griz rivalry game versus Montana concludes the regular season on Nov. 18.