KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Tickets to the 12th edition of the Fall Classic between Northwest Missouri State University and Pittsburg State University will go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, June 26 at 10 a.m. The 2013 version of the NCAA Division II rivalry is scheduled for 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Arrowhead Stadium.
Tickets for the game are $25 for Lower Level seating and $37 for tickets on the Scout Investments Club Level. Student tickets are available for $10. Fans interested in tickets for groups of 15 or more or suite availability can get more information by calling (888) 99-CHIEFS (24433). Parking for the game is $20 per car and $35 for RV/bus parking.
Tickets can be ordered by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000, online at www.ticketmaster.com or at the Arrowhead Stadium Ticket Office located between Founder's Plaza and the Hy-Vee Gate on the north side of the stadium.
The taxpayers of Jackson County, Mo., and Chiefs Season Ticket Holders will receive first priority to purchase tickets for the Fall Classic beginning Monday, June 24. The pre-sale for Jackson County residents will begin at 9 a.m. with the Chiefs Season Ticket Holder pre-sale beginning at noon. Jackson County pre-sale tickets must be purchased in person at the Arrowhead Stadium Ticket Office. No phone orders will be accepted for this special pre-sale event on June 24. Jackson County taxpayers purchasing tickets must have one form of identification that includes a photo of the purchaser and a 2012 Jackson County, Mo., personal property tax receipt. The Chiefs will notify Season Ticket Holders via email prior to the sale with instructions on how to participate.
The 2013 match-up between the Gorillas and Bearcats marks the final contest in the 12-year showcase series between these two powerhouse squads for two seasons as the MIAA has expanded to 14 teams and will start a new opponent rotation in 2014. Northwest and Pitt State will not face one another in regular season play in either the 2014 or 2015 seasons. These two Division II rivals have combined to win outright or share the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association title in 21 of the last 24 seasons dating back to 1989. The Pittsburg State Gorillas have advanced to the NCAA Division II Playoffs in 17 of the last 24 years, capturing the NCAA Division II National Championship in 1991 and most recently in 2011. Meanwhile, the Northwest Bearcats have qualified for the playoffs in 15 of the last 17 seasons, including five straight national championship appearances from 2005-09.
Pittsburg State head coach Tim Beck begins his fourth campaign in 2013 with a 26-10 (.722) record. Beck garnered NCAA Division II National Coach of the Year honors after leading the Gorillas to a 13-1 record and the national title in 2011. Prior to assuming the head coaching post at his alma mater following the 2009 season, Beck served as an assistant coach at Pittsburg State for 23 years, including 16 seasons as the Gorillas offensive coordinator.
Northwest Missouri State head coach Adam Dorrel enters his third year at the helm of his alma mater after serving seven seasons as the offensive coordinator for the Bearcats. Dorrel has compiled a 21-6 (.778) record directing Northwest. He guided the squad to consecutive NCAA Division II playoff appearances in 2011 and 2012, the program's eighth and ninth straight appearances in the NCAA-II postseason field.
For more information, please contact Northwest Missouri Assistant Athletic Director Nate Davis at (660) 562-1581 or Pittsburg State Associate Athletic Director for Communications Dan Wilkes at (620) 235-4147.