Tickets remain for Kansas' intrastate football showdown with Kansas State.
As of late this morning, about 6,500 tickets were available, said Bernie Kish, KU's director of ticket operations/sales.
"It's very similar to where we were at this point two years ago," Kish said. "I like to track to see how games compare. Maybe we're 1,000 behind where we were for the K-State game two years ago. That might be a reflection that the western Kansas people won't be coming in for a Thursday game."
Kansas will play host to K-State next Thursday night. Kickoff is 7:05 p.m. at Memorial Stadium. The game will be televised on ESPN.
"I'm very confident we're going to sell out," Kish said. "The message I like to send is, get your tickets now. They won't be available long."
Kish said he was confident that neither the national TV appearance nor the premium ticket price -- all tickets cost $25; normally, reserved seats cost $19, while general admission tickets cost $9 and south bleacher seats cost just $7 -- would prevent a sellout.
"I don't even want to think about that," he said. "Our mindset is, we need to sell it out, and we're going to sell it out."
K-State is ranked No. 23 in this week's Associated Press poll, while Kansas is 26th.