Potato Bowl tickets are still on sale as attendance could rival 2019 game

The game, held in the Alerus Center, will see the UND Fighting Hawks take on the Drake Bulldogs, and UND Athletics only has about 4,000 tickets left to sell by the end of the week.

The Alerus Center holds about 12,000 people, and Kyle Doperalski, associate athletic director at UND, hopes to see a high turnout.

“The Potato Bowl, there’s generally some excitement around that,” Doperalski said. “Hopefully people feel comfortable coming out to the event. We’re just excited.”

COVID-19 impacted the entire football season last fall with all of UND’s games being moved to the spring.

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UND football has made strides in recent years under head coach Bubba Schweigert, including finishing 5-2 in the previous shortened season. Doperalski hopes ticket sales for the Potato Bowl and other home games moving forward will reflect the team’s success.

“We’ve been in the playoffs both years since then,” Doperalski said. “We had a playoff appearance after the 2019 season, and we were in the playoffs last year. Since the first time we’ve opened a regular season game at home

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