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Belk Bowl officials pleased with ticket sales, time slot

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CHARLOTTE- The Queen City is decked out in red for North Carolina State and Louisville fans who will fill Bank of America Stadium on Tuesday night for the Belk Bowl.

"Sold a couple hundred over the weekend, should be our fourth largest crowd," said Executive Director of Charlotte Collegiate Football Will Webb.

As of Monday afternoon, fans purchased nearly 58,000 tickets for the football game. A quick web search reveals pages and pages of tickets up for grabs. Online prices vary and Belk Bowl organizers expect many fans to buy their tickets the day of the event.

"We're looking forward to a great day. A lot of people coming in town tomorrow. First prime time game, so it's going to be fun," said Webb.

The largest attendance recorded for the college football matchup was in 2008 when West Virginia took on UNC. That year, 73,712 attended the game and 4.4 million more watched at home.

This year, the game is on a Tuesday night, but game leaders don't think that will influence attendance.

"Tuesday night's a weird night but it was our opportunity to get a prime time spot. No other football game on. First time for us to try a weeknight prime time game. So a lot of things worked well," Webb said.

Fan Fest runs from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday Live music by Edwin McCain and Chris Daughtry will highlight the event.

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