Tickets to the Syracuse University vs. University of Southern California football match-up, coming to MetLife Stadium on September 8, 2012, went on sale to the general public on Monday, April 16, at 10 AM.
Tickets, which range in price from $55 to $150, are now available online at www.ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, at Ticketmaster Retail Outlets, or the MetLife Stadium and IZOD Center Box Offices.
The Syracuse vs. USC game represents the first of many upcoming Orange appearances at MetLife Stadium. Syracuse will meet Penn State in August 2013 and take on Notre Dame in 2014 and 2016. In an extension of the original partnership, 10 additional games will be scheduled between 2019 and 2038.
Syracuse Football first visited what is now known as the MetLife Sports Complex in 1979, playing two 'home' games, vs. Penn State and vs. West Virginia, when the Carrier Dome was under construction. The Orange have a 5-3 record in the venue, including three victories against Rutgers and wins against Wisconsin and West Virginia.
For the match-up, the USC Trojans will be making their first visit to the New York/New Jersey area since 2000. The squad will include 79 returning players, including Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback Matt Barkley.
Syracuse is the 14th-winningest program in college football. It is one of only two schools with national championships in football, men's basketball and men's lacrosse. Syracuse has 22 bowl game appearances and has earned invitations to all four Bowl Championship Series Bowl games.
With 17 former players and coaches in the College Football Hall of Fame, Syracuse is one of just seven schools with that many representatives. Syracuse has six representatives in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, one of eight schools with at least six alums enshrined. Syracuse is one of just 35 schools to have a Heisman Trophy winner. Syracuse's Ernie Davis was the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961.