Duke offers discounted football tickets as Joaquin nears NC

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DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – As Hurricane Joaquin nears the North Carolina coast, Duke University is offering football fans an incentive to come support the Blue Devils Saturday despite the weather.

Duke plays Boston College at 3 p.m. Saturday. And although Hurricane Joaquin isn’t expected to be near the coast until Sunday, Duke isn’t taking any chances.

The university is offering discounted tickets for Saturday’s game, but there’s a catch. The discount percentage is based on the rain percentage that’s forecast for kick-off.

As of Wednesday, Duke was offering a 20 percent discount because there was about a 40 percent chance of rain Saturday.

WNCN’s Alyssa Corfont has an 80 percent chance of rain for Saturday and that could mean a 40 percent discount.

Fans can keep track of the discounts here and on Duke social media sites at 8:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. each day leading up to the game. All sales are final and all sales end at 5 p.m. each day.

Fans can play “Tropical Roulette” for tickets, but fans should play smart. Once one discount ends, it’s gone.

Tickets must be purchased over the phone (919) 681-2583 or at the Duke Athletics Box Office in Cameron Indoor Stadium.

The Discounts:
• 90% – 100% Chance of Rain = 50% Discount ($12.50 ticket)
• 70% – 89% Chance of Rain = 40% Discount ($15 ticket)
• 50% – 69% Chance of Rain = 30% Discount ($17.50 ticket)
• 30% – 49% Chance of Rain = 20% Discount ($20 ticket)
• <30% Chance of Rain – 10% Discount ($22.50 Ticket)

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