If you’re a student and you’ve paid your registration bill, which includes an athletic fee, entrance into Griz football games is free if you follow the right steps.
“If you aren’t there, you’re missing out,” Montana head football coach Bobby Hauck said.
UM Athletic’s website gogriz.com has a banner saying “Mobile Ticket Questions” which leads to Mobile Ticketing Central, where UM students can click “access your student tickets here.” This leads to the ticket portal where students can create or log in to a ticket account using their student numbers.
Tickets go on sale on the Monday before the game. Students can also buy cheaper general admission tickets for friends and family.
Students must have a valid Griz Card to show at the gates upon entry. A student ticket is just a QR code that can be scanned at the gate.
The student section is in the southeast end zone of Washington-Grizzly stadium.
“The six to nine best days of the year in Missoula are (Montana) football game days,” Hauck said.
Mobile Fan Ticketing
Ahead of this season, Montana announced a new mobile ticketing system for all fans. The website for all ticketing is griztix.com, and it can be reached using a mobile device or computer. Fans must make an account to view or purchase tickets on the website.
Fans can transfer or renew their tickets via the website and they can also add tickets to their phone’s wallet.
UM promises that the mobile tickets will make everything easier and more sustainable. The University advertises that there will be less of a carbon footprint without paper tickets and their shipping containers.
The mobile fan tickets are also touch-free which creates “no contact/handling for social distancing,” according to a UM release. The tickets are also easier to resell.
Gogriz.com has a 45-second video to help confused fans. The website also features a few different guides to accessing and transferring tickets.
Montana will take on Western Illinois for its home opener on Sept. 11, which has been dubbed the ‘maroon out’ game. Western Illinois comes into the game after losing to Ball State 31-21 while UM shocked the nation in an upset over Washington 13-7.
Unlike its last game, Montana will actually be favored to win this one. Western Illinois played six games in the shorted FCS spring season and finished with a record of 1-5.
In its last full season, Western Illinois had a miserable record of 1-11, including a 14-23 loss to UM’s archrival Montana State University.
Western Illinois’s starting quarterback is Connor Sampson, a seasoned upperclassman who has played in 28 total games for the Leathernecks. In the spring season, Sampson threw eight touchdowns and six interceptions.
Western Illinois was ranked last in its conference’s preseason polls.
The game will kick off at 6 p.m. Mountain Time.