ASU students campout ahead of Saturday's Territorial Cup game

Ahead of Saturday's Territorial Cup game against the University of Arizona, hundreds of ASU students are camping out at Sun Devil Stadium in hopes of getting the best seats in the house.

- The "A" atop "A Mountain" in Tempe remains gold for now. Some ASU students camped out, guarding the mountain to make sure it stays that way.

ASU and the UofA will be playing their annual rivalry game on Saturday for the Territorial Cup. Every year Wildcat students seem to sneak in and paint the A in the UofA colors, red and blue.

In front of the Wells Fargo Arena on the ASU Campus in Tempe, organizers are doing camp checks to make sure they are actually not just keeping a card and not showing up.

Camp Counselor Ben Havens stamps each of the cards individually. Each card guarantees 6 tickets, and Havens says student's cannot get through the door unless they're associated with the camp card.

"It makes it so students don't have to miss class, or get stuck in the heat, or the cold," said Havens.

"The big one is limited to the amount of time necessary to camp out, but one by product we didn't expect is it's completely eliminated cutting," he said.

Students Michael Solorio and Autumn Minarchin set up 2 of the 364 camp sites. Even with the new rules, tickets are tough to come by.

"When it was hotter outside we were standing in line for our passes, I actually passed out, they mean a lot to people," said Minarchin.

It all started with a Tweet on 4 p.m. Thursday, when Sun Devil Athletics let students know where the permits would be available.

"At 4 p.m. right on the dot they released a random location on campus with a map to it," said Havens.

"What we had to do for this game, we had 8 of our friends all over campus, we had people sprinting for half a mile," said Solorio.

Planning and strategy seem to be key this season, along with patience, and now the new camp cards.

The game starts at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, if you can't make it out to Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe you can watch it on FOX Sports One. 


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