Foreman Field just isn't big enough, at least for this initial year.
School officials this week sent out letters to 296 individuals who made down payments in hopes of getting season tickets for ODU's initial football season. Those individuals had ordered a total of 1,065 tickets.
The stadium seats 19,782, but officials reserved 5,405 of those seats - 3, 918 for students, 500 for visiting teams and 987 for university usage. That left room for 14,377 season ticket s.
Debbie White, senior associate athletic director, said the allotment of tickets for visiting teams was capped at 500 this season to increase the number of season tickets available. Colonial Athletic Association rules mandate 1,000 tickets for visitors, but the Monarchs do not begin CAA play until 2011.
White said those who were denied season tickets will get first shot at any available single-game tickets through e-mail announcements. Single-game ticket availability will come from tickets not acquired by students or visiting teams.