The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


July 12, 2013

Lone Star Football Festival ticket sales start today


   Ticket sales will start at 10 a.m. today (Friday) for the Lone Star Football Festival, a three-day event set for Sept. 12-13-14, at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington.

  Fans can purchase tickets in the athletic ticket office of each participating team, as well as from   Ticketmaster. Through Ticketmaster, fans can purchase online at (search Lone Star Football Festival), by phone at 800-745-3000 and at numerous Ticketmaster retail outlets.

Dallas-Fort Worth area fans also can purchase advance tickets during regular business hours at the Cowboys Stadium ticket window.

  Admission to the event includes daily tickets for Thursday, Friday or Saturday’s games along with an option for a three-day festival pass.

  A single day ticket is $25 for adults and $10 for students. The festival pass, which is good for admission all three days, is $40 for adults and $15 for students. Seating will be general admission with children 1-year and older requiring a ticket. To be admitted with a student ticket, bearer must be between 1 and 18 years old or present valid college ID.

  The festival, featuring games that involve all seven Lone Star Conference football teams, will include a showdown between perennial LSC power Texas A&M-Kingsville and reigning CONADEIP Conferencia Premier champion Monterrey Tech, widely regarded as the best college football team in all of Mexico. In addition, teams from Monterrey Tech branch campuses in Mexico City and Puebla will trek to Arlington and square off against one another as Mexican collegiate football takes center stage on the same weekend its country celebrates its independence.

In addition to the games, a Hispanic Heritage kickoff event will be held at Cowboys Stadium with live music performances, radio talent hosting events on-site, food, and fun on Friday from 5 to 9 p.m. and again Saturday from 9 a.m. lasting throughout the day.

  The seven-game slate starts Thursday with West Texas A&M facing Chadron State (Neb.) at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 12, on the CBS Sports Network.

Friday’s lineup includes three games starting with Sul Ross versus Eastern New Mexico at 1 p.m., followed by Delta State against Texas A&M-Commerce at 5 p.m. The day wraps up with Mexico City and Puebla at 9 p.m.

  On Saturday, the tripleheader starts at noon with Monterrey Tech in opposition to Texas A&M-Kingsville, followed by a LSC clash between Tarleton State and Midwestern State at 4 p.m., and Colorado State-Pueblo versus Angelo State at 8 p.m.

  The festival has attracted more than 58,000 fans for nine games in its first two years, making it one of the best attended football events in all of Division II. Seven of those nine games have been televised, bringing broad exposure to LSC member institutions and their football teams.  The festival has also featured five NFL Draft picks and six NCAA playoff teams, including the 2012 Division II National Champion.


      2013 Lone Star Football Festival Schedule

                           (All times Central)

           Thursday, Sept. 12


7 p.m.: Chadron State vs. West Texas A&M


            Friday, Sept. 13

1 p.m.: Sul Ross State vs. Eastern New Mexico

5 p.m.: Delta State vs. Texas A&MÔÇÉCommerce

9 p.m.: Monterrey Tech Puebla vs. Monterrey Tech Mexico City


            Saturday, Sept. 14

Noon: Monterrey Tech vs. Texas A&M-Kingsville

4 p.m.: Tarleton State vs. Midwestern State

8 p.m.: Colorado State-Pueblo vs. Angelo State

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