Tickets on sale for Battle of the Piney Woods

HOUSTON – Tickets for the 2011 Battle of the Piney Woods presented by went on sale to the general public today, Lone Star Sports & Entertainment officials announced.  The Battle of the Piney Woods is the annual rivalry matchup between Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston State.  This year's edition will be played on Saturday, October 8 at 2:00 p.m. CT.

Tickets range in price from $15-35 and are available online at, by phone at 832-667-2390 or through the athletic ticket offices at Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston State.  Only the lower seating bowl at Reliant Stadium, along with select luxury suites, will be opened for the game, creating a capacity of approximately 26,000.

Stephen F. Austin defeated Sam Houston State 31-28 last season before a crowd of 24,685 fans at Reliant Stadium. The crowd was the largest in the 85-year history of the rivalry and was the largest against a Football Championship Subdivision institution in both schools' histories.

The Battle of the Piney Woods dates back to 1923, making it the second oldest college football rivalry in the state of Texas. Sam Houston State holds a 48-35-2 edge in the series, although Stephen F. Austin has won the last two meetings.  The teams moved the annual game to Houston's Reliant Stadium in 2010 in a partnership with Lone Star Sports & Entertainment.

About Lone Star Sports & Entertainment
Lone Star Sports & Entertainment (LSSE) is an independent event management company which is closely affiliated with the NFL's Houston Texans.  Since being founded in 2003, LSSE has established itself as the leading sports event promoter in Houston. In addition to the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas, LSSE has emerged as a premier promoter for international soccer matches, including the 2010 MLS All-Star Game featuring Manchester United, the 2006 FC Barcelona U.S. tour, 2003 and 2008 matches between the United States and Mexico, and the 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cups. LSSE has also reinvigorated the "Battle of the Piney Woods" rivalry between Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston State and has promoted a pair of major concerts featuring country superstars George Strait and Kenny Chesney.

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For more information about the Battle of the Piney Woods presented by, please contact Lone Star Sports & Entertainment media relations coordinator Zac Emmons at  Follow the Battle of the Piney Woods on Twitter at

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