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BYU ready for tomorrow's season opener

BYU ready for tomorrow's season opener


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Crews are getting Lavell Edwards Stadium ready for BYU's season opener tomorrow against Northern Iowa.

From painting lines on the field to making sure turf conditions are just right, groundskeeper Richard Clark says it's three straight days of work and a full season of maintenance.

"It's very similar to maintaining a golf course. The only difference here is the impact on the field itself. I've heard it's the second oldest of its kind still in operation," he said.

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Tony Jewkes with the BYU-ISP Sports Network says that's why the new video board on the north end is great news. It's higher resolution, and a quarter of the people in the stadium won't have strained necks looking at replays.

Meanwhile, BYU is selling football tickets just about as fast as hot cakes.

BYU says this has been the best year for season ticket sales since at least 1991, the year after Ty Detmer won the Heisman trophy.

So far, the school has sold 56,000 season tickets. That's 4,000 more than last year. A couple of hundred single-game tickets are still available for tomorrow's season opener.

E-mail: aadams@ksl.com

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