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Cullowhee, N.C. – Season tickets for Western Carolina’s 2019 six-game home football schedule are set to go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 19, beginning at 9:00 am through the WCU Athletics Ticket Office and online at CatamountSports.com/BuyTickets. Fans can also visit the first floor of the Ramsey Center in Cullowhee to purchase in person or call (800) 34-GOWCU, Monday thru Friday (9 am – 5 pm) to secure seats for every home game.

New for 2019 is three different seat types dependent on the stadium seating option at E.J. Whitmire Stadium. Seating options are now divided into reserved chairback, bench back reserved, and traditional stadium bleacher seating options. Season ticket prices start at just $90 for an adult general admission and $55 for a youth bleacher ticket to each of WCU’s six home dates. Also available are tickets in the Western Builders Family Fun Zone (Sect. FF) that includes four tickets to all six games for just $220.

Returning season ticket holders must renew their season tickets by June 28, 2019, to lock-in their same seats from a year ago.

Additionally, the 2019 season marks the first year of the new ticketed, premium area located on the Ramsey Center Northeast Patio which will feature many upgraded hospitality features to further enhance the game day experience while in Cullowhee. Limited availability in this seating area is open to Catamount Club members at the Champions ($11,500) level and above. For more information on this new addition – and for Catamount Club members who have tickets at a table on Paws’ Porch or those interested in securing an opportunity to purchase table tickets at Paws Porch (Captains level $3,500 and up), contact the Catamount Club at (828) 227-3794 or (828) 227-3084 for more information on your renewal and ticketing options.

Fans are also reminded to either renew their membership or join the Catamount Club by the new deadline of May 31, 2019, to become eligible to receive game day perks, such as reserved parking and hospitality benefits. The Catamount Club is the philanthropic arm of the WCU Athletic Department which seeks private support towards student-athlete scholarships.

The 2019 home schedule opens in a huge way as the Catamounts host the Mercer Bears on Sat., Aug. 31 with the Southern Conference opener to raise the curtain on Labor Day weekend. It is just the third time in program history that WCU opens a season with a league match-up. Other headlines of the 2019 slate are the Oct. 5 Family Weekend game against non-conference foe, Gardner-Webb, with Homecoming set for Oct. 26 against chromatic-rival, Furman. WCU hosts mountain-rival ETSU in the first “Blue Ridge Border Battle” meeting in Cullowhee on Nov. 9 before facing league-rival, Samford on Nov. 16.

The Catamounts also welcome North Greenville (Sept. 14) to E.J. Whitmire Stadium / Bob Waters Field in nonconference play. A full look at the 2019 schedule is available here. Official game times, broadcast schedules, and additional home game promotional details will be released at a later date.

Western Carolina has led the Southern Conference in home football attendance for two-straight seasons, doing so in both 2017 and 2018.

Following a highly successful National Signing Day and on-campus reception to recognize the nation’s 10th-best NCAA FCS – tops in the Southern Conference – recruiting class, Catamount football turns its attention to its annual spring drills slated to begin in early March. A complete spring practice schedule will be released later.

Keep track of everything related to Catamount football and WCU Athletics through its social media outlets on Facebook (fb.com/catamountsports) and Twitter (@catamounts, @WCU_FB), as well as video updates on the department's YouTube channel (CatamountSports).

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