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The 2016 Rocky Mountain Showdown will kick off at 6 p.m. (MT) on Friday, Sept. 2 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver and will be televised nationally by ESPN. The announcement was made today by the Pac-12 Conference as part of a package of games involving the Pac-12 and Mountain West. Colorado is the home team in 2016 for the annual rivalry game.
The 2016 Rocky Mountain Showdown will be the 16th to be played in Denver since the rivalry series shifted to the Mile High City as its primary home in 1998. The two teams have split the last four meetings, alternating wins, with CSU victorious in 2012 and 2014.
Fans may purchase tickets for the game today as part of the seven-game season ticket package, or part of a three-game mini-plan. Single-game tickets exclusively for the Sept. 2 Showdown will go on sale June 14, and for all other games on Aug. 1. Tickets may be purchased online at CSURams.com/tickets; by calling 800-491-RAMS or by visiting either the McGraw Athletic Center ticket office or the Ram Zone retail outlet in Old Town Fort Collins.
Seven-game season ticket packages for the “Farewell Hughes” season begin at $140, and three-game mini-plans begin at $66.
Fans are encouraged to secure season tickets in 2016 to enjoy the historic final season at Hughes Stadium, and position themselves for the priority reseating process for the best seats in the new on-campus stadium in the spring of 2017. All 2016 season ticketholders will renew their seats in priority order based on Ram Points totals as of Dec. 31, 2016. For more information on the reseating process and Ram Points please visit the special reseating section on the new stadium website.
Seven CSU football games in 2016 have been announced for national television. Additional broadcasts by ROOT SPORTS, the Mountain West Network powered by Campus Insiders and Oceanic Time Warner Cable will be announced by the MW in the coming weeks. The Big Ten controls the TV rights to the Rams’ Sept. 24 game at Minnesota and has not yet made an announcement about a televising network or kickoff time.
ANNOUNCED 2016 CSU FOOTBALL TV GAMES:
Fri., Sept. 2–vs. Colorado, 6 p.m. MT on ESPN
Sat., Oct. 1–vs. Wyoming, time TBA, on ESPN Networks
Sat., Oct. 8–vs. Utah State at 8 p.m. MT on CBS Sports Network
Sat., Oct. 15–at Boise State, time TBA, on ESPN Networks
Sat., Nov. 12–at Air Force, time TBA, on ESPN Networks
Sat., Nov. 19–vs. New Mexico, time TBA, on ESPN Networks
Sat., Nov. 26–at San Diego State, 6 p.m. PT on CBS Sports Network