Ducks Sell Out of Football Seasons Tickets . . . Again
May 21, 2001
EUGENE - The University of Oregon has announced it has been forced to curtail the sale of football season tickets for the upcoming 2001 season while surpassing the 30,000 mark for the first time ever, according to Associate Athletics Director Dave Heeke.
It marks the third straight year the Ducks have had to halt season ticket sales prior to the start of the season as well as the fourth year in a row the school has established a record for total football season tickets sold.
Oregon's 30,276 season tickets compares with 28,050 football tickets sold last year, with the Ducks cutting off season sales in July a year ago. Furthermore, the athletic department ticket office has accumulated a waiting list for more than 1,150 season ticket orders should any of the previously sold tickets become available.
In addition, all single-game tickets available to the general public for the Dec. 1 Oregon-Oregon State game in Eugene have been sold, not counting 6,000 tickets reserved only for University of Oregon students.
Additional single-game tickets for each of the five remaining home games are currently available to season ticket holders only through July 31. Any tickets remaining will then be offered to the general public beginning Aug. 1. Tickets may be purchased at the Casanova Center ticket office, and by phone at 346-4461 or 1-800-WEBFOOT.
Single-game tickets for Oregon's Sept. 1 season opener vs. Wisconsin cost $42, with reserved seats for each of the remaining four home games against Utah (Sept. 8), USC (Sept. 22), Stanford (Oct. 20) and Arizona State (Nov. 3) selling for $29.
The Ducks averaged 45,093 spectators a year ago in the 41,698-seat Autzen Stadium, exceeding stadium capacity on a season basis for five of the last six years, and have extended their string of consecutive sellouts to nine straight games.