ASU Announces 2006 Football Season Ticket Plan

Nov. 18, 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 2006 football season, Sun Devil Senior Associate Director of Athletics Tom Collins announced Friday. Despite the increase, ASU's football ticket prices are still on par with the prices used for the 2001 football season.

As well, ASU's continued commitment to its fan base is illustrated by the results of an informal survey conducted by the ASU Athletic Ticket Office which showed that ASU's 2006 ticket prices currently rank tied as the seventh-lowest among teams in the Pacific-10 Conference, based on 2005 ticket prices. Only Oregon State and Washington State's 2005 prices are lower than ASU's 2006 price. As well, ASU's ticket prices were the ninth-lowest in the Pac-10 for this past 2005 season.

Sun Devil ticket prices have consistently ranked among the lowest in Division-IA football, evidenced by ASU's announcement in 2003, when the school made national news by drastically slashing ticket prices. As well, ASU offered season ticket holders two complementary tickets in 2004 and half-price tickets in 2005. ASU's average home attendance by season-ticket holders in 2005 is the highest it has been in the last five years.

ASU's increase in prices (average of 14 % throughout the stadium) equals only a $4.13 increase per game in the lower level sideline seats, about equivalent to the price of a slice of pizza at Sun Devil Stadium concession stands.

Season ticket holders will enjoy additional benefits for purchasing season tickets, in addition to the savings in price they will enjoy by purchasing a season package. Additional benefits include the ability to buy additional single-game tickets at discounted prices, priority seating for an ASU bowl game, priority seating at ASU road games, as well as the opportunity to purchase a season parking pass for Sun Devil Stadium.

Further showing that ASU is arguably the best entertainment value in the Valley, the Sun Devils are continuing family pricing plans, junior and senior pricing, and the hugely popular 'Koetter's Korner'. 'Koetter's Korner' offers fans the opportunity to purchase single-game tickets for just $5 per seat. Because the seating capacity is limited to around 500 tickets per game, ticket limits will be imposed to allow as many fans as possible to take advantage of the opportunity. Tickets to 'Koetter's Korner' are offered via telephone the Monday before each home game and are available to the public on the first-come, first-served basis.

ASU concludes its 2005 regular season schedule on November 25, as it takes on in-state rival Arizona in the annual 'Big Game' at 1 p.m. MST, carried live on national television by Fox Sports Net. ASU opens the 2006 schedule on September 2 against New Mexico State. The 2006 Sun Devil football schedule features six home games, including non-conference opponent Nevada on Sept. 9, and Pac-10 foes Oregon (Sept. 30), Stanford (Oct. 21), Washington State (Nov. 11) and UCLA (Nov. 18).

Both season and single game tickets carry an SAF Endowment 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 SAF Endowment surcharge and a $5 Stadium Improvement surcharge (excludes student tickets).Single game tickets: $2 Stadium Improvement surcharge on all single-game tickets.$5 Endowment surcharge on one game in 2006.

ASU football season ticket holders will receive their renewals in the mail approximately the second week of February. 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 allows season ticket holders that are Sun Angel members to send in all of their payments at one time.

The Sun Angel Foundation will also be adjusting gift levels and locations. Those adjustments will be announced as they are finalized.

Deposits for new season tickets will be taken in February. By putting down a deposit, those interested in purchasing new season tickets for the 2006 football season will be given the first opportunity to purchase the best available new season ticket locations when new season ticket sales begin in the spring.

2006 ticket prices are as follows for six home games:

Season Tickets - Sideline 2006 Price 2005 Price
Lower $200* $175
Upper $160* $141
Upper (rows 25-37) $125* $105
Loge $200* $175

Season Tickets - Endzone
Lower $120 $105
Upper $105* $89
Loge $200* $175
Junior/Senior $85 $75
Family Plan $75 $65

*Some seats require Sun Angel Foundation gift

Single Game Prices

Sidelines

NMSU/NV WSU/STAN UO/UCLA
Lower $35 $40 $45
Upper (rows 1-24) $25 $35 $40
Upper (rows 25-37) $25 $35 $40
Loge $100 $125 $150

Endzones

NMSU/NV WSU/STAN UO/UCLA
Lower $20 $30 $40
Upper $20 $25 $30
Jr/Sr (Upper & Lower Level) $10 $20 $25
Loge $100 $125 $150

2006 ASU Football Schedule

Sept. 2 New Mexico State 7 p.m. (City of Tempe night)
Sept. 9 Nevada 7 p.m. (Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night)
Sept. 16 at Colorado
Sept. 23 at California
Sept. 30 Oregon (Hall of Fame Game)
Oct. 14 at USC
Oct. 21 Stanford (Family Weekend)
Oct. 28 at Washington
Nov. 4 at Oregon State
Nov. 11 Washington State (Homecoming)
Nov. 18 UCLA (Senior Day & SAF Endowment Game)
Nov. 24 at Arizona

--Dates and times subject to change

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