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‘Definitely need a packed house’: Hurricanes running BOGO promotion for Texas A&M game

When the Hurricanes went to College Station, Texas, to play Texas A&M last year, 107,245 fans filled the stands at Kyle Field. It was the third-largest crowd in the stadium’s history.

Miami is trying to get a similar sell-out at Hard Rock Stadium for Saturday’s rematch. UM is running a promotion where if you buy a ticket to this week’s game against the Aggies, you will receive a ticket for Miami’s game against Georgia Tech on Oct. 7.

The Hurricanes are selling upper-level tickets for $125, lower-end zone tickets for $205 and club corner seats for $315.

Miami had an announced attendance of 49,024 for its season-opening victory over Miami (Ohio) on Friday.

Hurricanes starting quarterback Tyler Van Dyke praised the crowd at the season opener and lauded the benefits of having a full stadium at home.

“I think last game was really good. Really good turnout with all the fans,” Van Dyke said. “(They) did a great job, especially when our defense was on the field. I think it’s extremely tough to play offense when you’re an away team with the crowd cheering, communication-wise. Just those little things that the loud noise affects. False starts, cadence, that’s absolutely huge.

“Definitely need a packed house here for that. Should be a really exciting game. Just excited to see what Hard Rock is going to bring us Saturday.”