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Tickets on Sale for Sept. 8 Syracuse-USC Game

Tickets to the Syracuse University vs. University of Southern California football matchup, coming to MetLife Stadium on Sept. 8, 2012, went on sale to the general public on Monday, April 16, at 11 a.m.

Tickets, which range in price from $55 to $150, are now available online at, by phone at 800-745-3000, at Ticketmaster Retail Outlets, or at the MetLife Stadium and IZOD Center box offices.

The Syracuse–USC game represents the first of many upcoming Orange appearances at MetLife Stadium. Syracuse will meet Penn State in August 2013 and take on Notre Dame in 2014 and 2016. In an extension of the original partnership, 10 additional games will be scheduled between 2019 and 2038.

Syracuse football first visited what is now known as the MetLife Sports Complex in 1979, playing two "home" games, vs. Penn State and West Virginia, when the Carrier Dome was under construction. The Orange have a 5-3 record in the venue, including three victories against Rutgers and wins against Wisconsin and West Virginia.

For this matchup, the USC Trojans will be making their first visit to the New York/New Jersey area since 2000. The squad will include 79 returning players, including Heisman Trophy candidate quarterback Matt Barkley.

Syracuse is the 14th-winningest program in college football and is one of only two schools with national championships in football, men's basketball and men's lacrosse. The Orange have 22 bowl game appearances and have earned invitations to all four Bowl Championship Series Bowl games.

With 17 former players and coaches in the College Football Hall of Fame, Syracuse is one of just seven schools with that many representatives. Syracuse has six representatives in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, one of eight schools with at least six alums enshrined, and is one of just 35 schools to have a Heisman Trophy winner — Ernie Davis was the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy in 1961.

About MetLife Stadium

MetLife Stadium, home to the New York Jets and New York Football Giants, sets the standard for venue excellence with state-of-the-art technology, comfort and amenities. The only active venue to serve as the home stadium for two NFL teams, MetLife Stadium hosts 20 NFL games per season, more than any other stadium.

With a full gameday seating capacity of 82,500, MetLife Stadium is the largest stadium in the National Football League. It boasts numerous dining options and a rail line that drops guests directly at the front door. During its inaugural year in 2010, MetLife Stadium was selected to host Super Bowl XLVIII, and in 2014 the venue will become history's first open-air venue in a cold-weather region to hold football's biggest game.

In 2011, MetLife Stadium was ranked No. 1 for safety by Security magazine's "Security 500" in the Arenas/Stadiums/Leagues/ Entertainment division and for the second consecutive year was cited by Billboard magazine as the highest-grossing stadium in North America.

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