RENO, Nev. - Saturday's football home opener is expected to bring out a large number of Wolf Pack fans. But despite recent successful seasons, Nevada still has a hard time selling out Mackay Stadium.
Season ticket sales are about 11.5% lower than they were in 2011. Nevada has some of the cheapest season tickets around, starting at around $85. And some die hard Nevada fans say they are hoping to see more fans come out and support the team.
"Once it kinda becomes the cool thing to do you know everyone starts to follow that," Shane Stuart from Silver and Blue Outfitters said.
"It's kinda hard to get into it when a team is losing," Nevada Freshman James Terry said. "But we're winning. What more could you ask for in a football team than one that dominates every Saturday?"
Both Stuart and Terry agree that the community support is ultimately what Nevada needs.
And Stuart says we're beginning to see it.
"It's a long process I feel, but I think we're definitely heading in the right direction and it definitely helps out with the success of the team," he said.
Local business, like Silver and Blue Outfitters look for ways to help bring out the fans. They organize bus trips to away games, as well as encouraging everyone to vote for Wolfie Jr. in the Capital One Mascot Challenge.
"You know people are now proud to be part of Nevada and the University," Stuart said. "You know they want to be affiliated with that."
Tickets are still available for Saturday's home game against South Florida.