Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun
Monday, Nov. 14, 2011 | 11:07 a.m.
Las Vegas Sun reporters Case Keefer and Ray Brewer get their wish — Palo Verde and Bishop Gorman meeting on the local high school football gridiron. The boys will take a look at the this game, and also discuss the Sunrise Regional finals between Liberty and Foothill.
It’s not often this story gets written in the Las Vegas Valley.
Tickets for Friday’s Sunset Regional championship high school football game between Palo Verde High and host Bishop Gorman highs — arguably the most significant game of the year — will go on sale starting Tuesday at Gorman, 5959 South Hualapai Way.
Officials from Gorman expect a sellout and warn fans to prebuy or risk not getting in — Gorman's Fertitta Field sits 3,600 with a standing-room capacity of 5,000. The stands are typically half full on most Friday nights across the Las Vegas Valley, but that’s never the case for this highly anticipated rivalry game between the state’s unquestioned top teams.
Gorman will have tickets for its supporters and patrons not affiliated with either team in its athletic office from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Palo Verde will have tickets for its side of the stadium available starting Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the athletic office, 333 Pavilion Center Drive in Summerlin.
Last year's game attracted the largest paid crowd to watch a prep football game in Southern Nevada history, according to figures released by the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association, which governs high school sports in Nevada. The mark of 4,102 paid fans eclipsed the previous record of 3,773, which was set by the two schools during their 2009 playoff game.
Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults. The stadium will open at 6:30 p.m. on game day. Kickoff is at 8 p.m., and the game will be televised on myLV TV Cox cable channel 12.