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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento State football team is ranked in the top five nationally and on the verge of making its first appearance in the Football Championship postseason. Below is information on how the FCS playoffs will work and how to obtain tickets if the Hornets are selected to host a game.
When will we know this year's postseason field?
Twenty-four teams will comprise this year's field, selections that ESPNU will announce on Sunday, Nov. 24, on its live selection show slated for 9:30 a.m. PT.
How are teams selected?
The NCAA Division I Football Championship provides for a field of 24 teams to compete in a single elimination tournament. Of the 24 teams, 10 conference champions will receive automatic qualifications with the remaining best 14 teams being selected on an at-large basis by the Division I Football Championship Committee.
The top eight teams in the 24-team bracket for the championship are seeded and receive first round byes. Team pairings are determined according to geographical proximity.
Teams from the same conference will not be paired for first round games or for second round games when both teams are playing their first games of the championship (except for teams from the same conference that did not play against each other during the regular season; such teams may play each other in the first and second round).
When will postseason games take place?
The first weekend of playoff games, involving 16 teams will take place on Nov. 30. The winners of those matchups will advance and face one of the top eight seeds — teams that earned a first round bye — on Dec. 7.
Quarterfinal games will take place on either Dec. 13 or 14; the final four teams will square off the following week on Dec. 21.
The final two teams will battle for a national title in Frisco, Texas, on Jan. 11.
With the exception of the Division I National Championship, all games will take place at campus sites.
How do I order tickets?
Tickets for the first or second rounds will go on sale to the public beginning Sunday, November 24th at 10 a.m. Hornet Club priority points and season ticket holder rights will determine first access to reserved seating. Pre-sale orders for these groups may be placed through November 23. Season Ticket Holders and Hornet Club members can place their orders by calling (916) 278-2301.
General public ticket orders can be placed by visiting us at hornetsports.com/tickets or by calling the Athletics Box Office at (916) 278-4323. Tickets can be printed at home, delivered to a mobile phone, picked up at the box office at will call.
Current Sacramento State students receive free admission with a valid OneCard.
Hornet Box Office
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Phone: (916) 278-4323
Season Ticket Holder Deadline
Season ticket holders can guarantee their seats for any hosted round by filling out the conditional form by November 23rd.
Ticket Prices – First and Second Rounds
Section 213 (reserved chairback): $30
Adult General Admission: $20
Groups of 15 or more: $10
Sacramento State Faculty/Staff: $10
Sacramento State Students: FREE
Ticket Prices – Quarterfinals
Section 213 (reserved chairback): $35
Adult General Admission: $25
Groups of 15 or more: $15
Sacramento State Faculty/Staff: $15
Sacramento State Students: FREE
Ticket Prices – Semifinals
Section 213 (reserved chairback): $40
Adult General Admission: $30
Groups of 15 or more: $10
Sacramento State Faculty/Staff: 210
Sacramento State Students: FREE
*Online ticket orders include a $2 processing fee
Before the playoffs will begin, Sacramento State will host UC Davis in the 66th Causeway Classic on Saturday, Nov. 23, at Hornet Stadium at 2 p.m. With a win, the Hornets will guarantee themselves a share of the Big Sky Conference title for the first time in program history.
Get to Hornet Stadium early, enjoy the tailgate party and help send off the 16 seniors who will be playing their final regular season home game of their careers by purchasing tickets today. Click here for Causeway Classic tickets.
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