Football Season Ticket Sales Reach Record Numbers
May 13, 2002
EUGENE - Season ticket sales for the University of Oregon's 2002 football campaign have eclipsed an all-time record 38,400, leaving approximately 500 season tickets available for purchase by the general public in the expanded Autzen Stadium, according to Associate Athletics Director Dave Heeke.
The mark surpasses the school's previous season-ticket record of 30,365 from a year ago, with the Ducks forced to curtail ticket sales before July 1 each of the past two seasons.
Included among this year's record sales has been the purchase of 35,200 reserved seats, compared with the sale of 26,600 reserved season tickets all of last year. The remainder of this year's 3,000 tickets sold have been general admission and family plan packages.
The supply of general admission and family plan tickets has since been exhausted, leaving only reserved seat tickets remaining on a season basis for the cost of $253 for Oregon's eight-game schedule. The home schedule commences Aug. 31 vs. Mississippi State and includes Pacific-10 Conference home games against Arizona State (Oct. 19), USC (Oct. 26), Stanford (Nov. 2) and Washington (Nov. 16).
The Ducks have averaged crowds in excess of the previous stadium capacity of 41,698 each of the past four seasons, led by last year's all-time best of 45,926 spectators per game.
The current Autzen Stadium expansion is expected to push the facility's capacity upwards towards 54,000. The remainder of tickets available following the completion of season ticket sales are absorbed through single-game ticket sales to season ticket holders, as well as tickets available to visiting schools and University of Oregon students.
Additional single-game tickets are currently available to Oregon football season-ticket holders only, with reserved seats for the game against the Huskies costing $50 and each of the remaining seven games selling for $29.
All remaining single-game tickets at home will go on sale to the general public beginning July 1.