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Record crowd expected for Miami Hurricanes-Florida Gators matchup

Record crowd

The largest crowd in Sun Life Stadium history for a Hurricanes game is expected Saturday when the University of Miami hosts the Florida Gators in what could well be the final regular-season meeting between two rivals.

The largest home crowd for a Hurricanes game at Sun Life was 75,115 for Florida State on Oct. 9, 2010. Miami, which has averaged about 48,560 fans a game since moving from the Orange Bowl, has only drawn better than 60,000 for a game five other times.

The demand for Saturday’s game has helped increase Miami’s season ticket sales.

According to Chris Freet, assistant athletics director for communications and marketing, only 350 to 400 of 30,000 season ticket packages remain. The cheapest are going for $390 with the most expensive costing up to $1,400.

Cortez Kennedy, Edgerrin James, Clinton Portis, Ray Lewis and Bernie Kosar are among the former players who have already confirmed with UM they will attend.

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