Colorado fans are itching to see new head coach Deion Sanders.

So much so that the program has sold out tickets for its April 22 spring game. The school announced Thursday that “just over” 45,000 tickets have been sold. (Some of CU’s premium event spaces are not being sold due to previous engagements.)

What amounts to a glorified scrimmage, the Buffs’ 15th practice of the spring period will easily be the most-attended spring game in CU history. The previous record came in 2008 in Year 3 of the Dan Hawkins era (17,800).

CU says the expected attendance for next month’s game will also surpass the combined total of the last nine CU spring games combined. In the other 57 spring games in school history, the average attendance has been just north of 6,000 people, according to BuffZone’s Brian Howell.

The game will be nationally televised on ESPN — one of only two spring games in all of college football that will not be either streamed or placed on a conference network. The other? The sport’s defending national champion, Georgia. And the Bulldogs are going on ESPN2.

CU alum Chris Fowler will call the game alongside Robert Griffin III and Quint Kessenich.

A limited number of student tickets remain available for current CU Student Sports Pass holders to claim.

Kickoff is set for around 12 p.m. PT.