California Sets More Records in Football Ticket Sales
Feb. 27, 2007
BERKELEY - California football season tickets were available for renewal on Tuesday and the Golden Bear ticket office reported record numbers for the first day of activity. Cal renewed 1,791 season tickets as of 4:30 p.m. to surpass last season's record of 1,197 in opening day renewals (through midnight).
Fans who are not currently season-ticket holders will be able to purchase season tickets for the 2007 season beginningMarch 15. Returning student season-ticket holders can also renew their tickets on March 15. For further information, visit www.CalBears.com or call 1-800-GO-BEARS.
Since the arrival of Jeff Tedford, California's season-ticket count has been on a steady climb. The Bears sold 16,200 season passes in 2002, Tedford's first year. His second season resulted in sales of 22,500. In 2004, the number again jumped substantially, up to a then-school-record 34,100, but that record was short-lived as California set another mark with 40,134 season tickets sold in 2005. Then last season, the record fell yet again as the Bears upped their total to 40,262.
In addition to season-ticket records last year, the Golden Bears established a new record for average attendance with 64,318 fans per game. Including three sellouts in 2006, California had a total of 450,223 fans at seven home games. The previous record for the Bears was in 2004 when they averaged 64,019.