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Central Schedules W. Oregon for Battle in Seattle

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ELLENSBURG, Wash. (July 2) -- Tickets for the Battle in Seattle VII are now available to purchase through Ticketmaster and will soon be available at the Wildcat Shop on the Central Washington University campus.

The seventh-annual football game will be played on Oct. 17 at 6 p.m. at Qwest Field in Seattle, home of the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. Central will take on its new football rival, Western Oregon, for the first time at Qwest Field. The Wildcats have won the last 10 meetings between the two schools on the gridiron, dating back to 2002, and lead the all-time series, 25-16. It will also be the first neutral-site meeting between CWU and WOU since 1937, when Central won 9-7 at Yakima.

Central has won five of the first six Battle in Seattle games, all of which were played against Western Washington. The average attendance for those six contests was 12,392, including a record crowd of 16,392 in the inaugural game in 2003.

Fans are encouraged to purchase their tickets ahead of time either from Ticketmaster online, or from the Wildcat Shop, where tickets are expected to go on sale beginning Monday, July 6. Ticket prices range from $15 to $35 per ticket, and seating for Wildcat fans will be on the west side of the stadium -- a first for the Wildcats at Qwest Field.   External links: Ticketmaster: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0F0042D2A0CF5510?artistid=879744&majorcatid=10004&minorcatid=8 Wildcat Shop (direct link to tickets still to be posted): http://cwubookstore.collegestoreonline.com/ Seating diagram: http://www.wildcatsports.com/bismap09.pdf