The largest crowd in Sun Life Stadium history for a Hurricanes game is expected Saturday when the University of Miami hosts the Florida Gators in what could well be the final regular-season meeting between two rivals.
The largest home crowd for a Hurricanes game at Sun Life was 75,115 for Florida State on Oct. 9, 2010. Miami, which has averaged about 48,560 fans a game since moving from the Orange Bowl, has only drawn better than 60,000 for a game five other times.
The demand for Saturday’s game has helped increase Miami’s season ticket sales.
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According to Chris Freet, assistant athletics director for communications and marketing, only 350 to 400 of 30,000 season ticket packages remain. The cheapest are going for $390 with the most expensive costing up to $1,400.
Cortez Kennedy, Edgerrin James, Clinton Portis, Ray Lewis and Bernie Kosar are among the former players who have already confirmed with UM they will attend.