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Advance tickets are available for DWU-DSU game

Dakota Wesleyan University announced Friday that 400 advance tickets are available for the Tigers' season opener on Aug. 23 against Dakota State at Joe Quintal Field.

Tickets purchased in advance are available through the DWU athletic office at a price of $8 for all ages. Passes for DWU TeamMaker Club members, parents, employees and students will also be valid for the game.

DWU Athletic Director Jon Hart said Friday the advance tickets were put on sale to cut down on long lines for tickets on game night. Hart said more advance tickets could be made available if needed. When the Tigers last hosted the Trojans in 2016, an 3,500 people were in attendance.

Dakota State comes to Mitchell ranked No. 25 in the NAIA Football Coaches Preseason Poll. The Tigers currently hold a 39-32-1 lead in the all-time series against their in-state rivals, but Dakota State has gotten the advantage in the past two seasons, including a 56-39 victory last year in Madison.