Sept. 8, 2005
TALLHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State University will provide free tickets to Saturday’s football game against The Citadel to those experiencing the traumatic aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. FSU is offering individuals who are in the Tallahassee area, and are among the many people from Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida who have been displaced by the hurricane, four complimentary tickets for Saturday’s game. Fans attending the FSU vs. Miami game Monday night contributed $241,400 to the American Red Cross in cash donations at the Doak S. Campbell Stadium gates.
“I know I speak for the entire Florida State community in saying that we are deeply saddened by the loss of life and destruction of Hurricane Katrina,” said FSU Director of Athletics Dave Hart. “We hope that some of those who have been displaced could take a brief respite in their heartbreaking challenges and attend the game. We are proud that fans attending last week’s game against Miami generated nearly a quarter of a million dollars for the Red Cross and we hope to be able to do more in the future.”
Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis as long as the supply remains. Tickets will be available at the ticket booth at Dick Howser Baseball Stadium across from the east side of Doak Campbell Stadium beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.