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It seems like this has been a hot topic for weeks as Coach Holgorsen had "called out" West Virginia students recently on their lack of attendance during home football games. 

Now, WVU is taking matters into their own hands deciding to make approximately 1,300 tickets from the student section available to general fans.

According to Matt Wells, the director of sports marketing for West Virginia, this is not something they do very often.

"Usually it's more around the game on Thanksgiving when we think of doing something like this. Students are home and out of the dorms and fan tickets are in a much higher demand," Wells explained.

But, he went on to say that since this a Big East Conference game, the demand for general tickets are in extremely high demand this week, and that's exactly why they decided to discuss the idea of selling some student tickets with the student government as well as the director of the Mountaineer Maniacs.

"Steve Staffileno, the Executive Director of the Mountaineer Maniacs, and Jason Bailey, the President of the Student Government at WVU, both agreed that this was a great idea to get fans in the stands. The only thing they wanted to make sure of was that no student who wanted to go to the game was turned away," Wells said.

Wells assured them that would be no problem.  The majority of the student tickets they are selling are unclaimed seats that, if not sold, would have otherwise sat empty.

Wells made sure to address students saying that there are plenty of seats left for any student who wants to attend the football game this Saturday.

"No student who wants to go to the game will be turned away," Wells said.

Fans can purchase these student tickets, which are in sections 210 and 211, at a cost of $55 a piece.

As of now, this is just a short-term solution only implemented for this particular game against Louisville and any permanent change would be something that would be discussed at a yearly meeting between West Virginia University officials.

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