Asu Announces 2005 Football Season Ticket Plan

Feb. 15, 2005

TEMPE, Ariz.- Arizona State University has announced that football season and single-game ticket prices will be raised slightly over last year for the 2005 football season, Sun Devil Senior Associate Director of Athletics Tom Collins announced Monday. Even with the price increase, ASU's football ticket prices are still lower than in 2003 when the administration made national news by drastically lowering ticket prices.

ASU's continued commitment to the Sun Devil fan base is demonstrated through an informal survey of the remaining Pacific-10 Conference schools conducted by the ASU Athletic Ticket Office. It shows that for the second year in a row, ASU will have nearly the lowest prices on season and single-game tickets, top to bottom, in the Pac-10.

The 2005 Sun Devil football schedule features six home games, including two-time defending National Champion USC (Oct. 1), Senior Day versus the University of Arizona (Nov. 25), traditional Pacific-10 Conference powers Oregon (Oct. 8) and Washington (Oct. 29) and non-conference games against Northwestern (Sept. 17) and Temple (Sept. 1).

Last year, ASU offered two complimentary season tickets to each season ticket holder if they renewed their account by April 1, 2004. This year, ASU is offering patrons their '04 complimentary tickets at half price if they renew their accounts by April 1, 2005.

Both season and single game tickets carry a scholarship surcharge and a stadium improvement surcharge. Funds from both fees will be deposited with the Sun Angel Foundation, a not-for-profit entity which exists to support ASU Athletics. The fees are as follows:

Season Tickets: $5 Scholarship surcharge and a $5 Stadium Improvement surcharge (excludes student tickets).

Single game tickets: $2 Stadium Improvement surcharge on all single-game tickets.$5 Scholarship surcharge on Northwestern game (excludes 'Koetter's Korner' and student tickets).For half price season tickets, the fees are $2.50 respectively.

Additional benefits of owning season tickets to ASU football include bowl game ticket priority and the opportunity to purchase a parking pass. Season ticket holders also receive additional price savings by purchasing season tickets in non-donation sections rather than purchasing on a single-game basis.

ASU is also pleased to announce the return of the very popular 'Koetter's Korner' in Section 1 of Sun Devil Stadium. 'Koetter's Korner' offers fans the opportunity to purchase single-game tickets for $5. The seating capacity in 'Koetter's Korner' is limited (434 seats) and will be open to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets in 'Koetter's Korner' will go on sale via telephone the Monday before each home game. Ticket limits will be imposed in order to guarantee the opportunity for as many patrons as possible to once again take advantage of this popular offer.

ASU football season ticket holders will receive their renewals in the mail approximately the second week of February. This season, for the first time, season ticket holders will receive their football season ticket information and any applicable Sun Angel Foundation information they have on their account at the same time. This change will allow season ticket holders that are Sun Angel members to send in all of their payments at one time. Included in the renewal is the half-priced season ticket offer. Any season ticket holder last year has the opportunity to purchase two season tickets at half-price for the 2005 season, provided they renew their original tickets in full and do not reduce the number of full priced seats they had in 2004. The deadline to take advantage of the half-price season tickets is April 1, 2005.

Deposits for new season tickets will be taken starting February 15th. By putting down a deposit, those interested in purchasing new season tickets for the 2005 football season will be given the first opportunity to purchase the best available new season ticket locations when new season ticket sales begin April 8th.

Single-game ticket sales will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, August 4th.

The spring football game is at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Frank Kush Field/Sun Devil Stadium.

2005 ticket prices are as follows for six home games:

Season Tickets - Sideline 2005 Price 2004 Price
Lower $175* (8,055 seats with no SAF gift) $155
Upper $141* (2,398 seats with no SAF gift) $125
Upper (rows 25-37) $105* (1,844 seats with no SAF gift) $85
Loge $175* (every seat requires a SAF gift) $155
Season Tickets - Endzone
Lower $105 $96
Upper $89* (6,006 seats with no SAF gift) $75
Loge $175* (every seat requires a SAF gift) $155
Junior/Senior $75 $60
Family Plan $65 $50

*Some seats require Sun Angel Foundation gift

Koetter's Korner
Section 1          $5
(all seats/all games)

Single-Game Tickets - Sideline
  Temple UA NW & UW USC
Lower $32 $42 $37 $47
Upper (rows 1-24) $17 $40 $27 $45
Upper (rows 25-37) $17 $40 $27 $45
Loge $70 $90 $80 $95
Single-Game Tickets - Endzone
Lower $14 $40 $34 $45
Upper $14 $40 $20 $45
Jr/Sr (Upper & Lower Level) $10 --- $17 ---
Loge $70 $90 $80 $95

The Sun Devils return nine starters on offense and six on defense in '05, including 2004 Sun Bowl Most Valuable Player Sam Keller at quarterback. All-America candidates Derek Hagan, a wide receiver, and Zach Miller, a tight end, return to complement Keller on offense.

ASU opens the 2005 campaign by hosting Temple (Sept. 1, Thursday). ASU hosts Big Ten foe Northwestern Sept. 17 and begins Pac-10 play versus USC Oct. 1. The Temple and Northwestern games kickoff at 7 p.m. MT.

ASU also hosts Oregon (Oct. 8), Washington (Oct. 29) and Arizona (Nov. 25).

2005 ASU Football Schedule

Sept. 1 -- Temple (7 p.m. MT) (City of Tempe Night)
Sept. 10 -- at LSU
Sept. 17 -- Northwestern (7 p.m. MT) (Endowment Night)
Sept. 24 -- at Oregon State
Oct. 1 -- USC (Hall of Fame)
Oct. 8 -- Oregon (Family Weekend & Faculty/Staff Appreciation)
Oct. 15 - Open date
Oct. 22 -- at Stanford
Oct. 29 -- Washington (Homecoming)
Nov. 5 -- at Washington State
Nov. 12 -- at UCLA
Nov. 25 -- Arizona (Senior Day)

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