If all goes according to the way The Corral has planned, then UNLV may wish they could wear earplugs during Saturday’s crucial Mountain West game against Boise State.
The Corral, the official student section of Boise State, has spent the past week making a large push to reach their goal of 3,000 students in attendance for Saturday’s game.
Dubbed Project 3K, if 3,000 students are in attendance, it will shatter the Boise State student attendance record of 2,408 set earlier this year against San Diego State.
The Broncos lost that game 67-65.
Taco Bell Arena has averaged 1,084 students in attendance during games contested during the academic calendar.
The decision to make a push for the 3,000 mark during the UNLV game was to generate some buzz at the end of the season according Lindsay Roberts, a graduate marketing assistant.
“UNLV is always a big competitor of ours,” Roberts said. “We want to create as much buzz as possible for the end of the season.”
In an effort to fill Taco Bell Arena’s student section to its full capacity, tickets for the student section will be withheld on game day instead of being released to the general public.
Project 3K will also be The Corral’s third attempt of doing a flash mob.
The flash mob will occur at the under 12-minute first half media timeout and will start with the Buster Bronco mascot on the court dancing to Bon Jovi’s hit song, “Livin’ on a Prayer.”
Jayson Davis, a junior social science major, is looking forward to an improved flash mob after being disappointed by the last one against Wyoming last season.
“My experience with last year flash mob wasn’t the best,” Davis said. “This year shows promise. The dance is simple but I feel will still look great. Students are getting ready for it and they’re excited to cheer on our Boise State Broncos as they beat the UNLV Rebels.”
The official color scheme of the game will be an Orange-Out.
Get Involved will also continue their trend of giving away prizes before the game begins.
Tip-off is at 6:05 p.m. MT, but all students should expect to come early, be loud, and stay late.