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Published October 30, 1997
Univ. of MD's football ticket sales "will fall about $700,000 below budget projections," according to Paul McMullen of the Baltimore SUN. The school is currently averaging 28,374 for its football games, down from last year's 29,559 average. The school's revenue projections "have taken a beating," as the AD made $350,000 less on ticket sales than it anticipated in '96, and that figure "could double" this year. The addition of a sixth home game led the school to project $2.3M in ticket revenue, but actual sales will be closer to $1.6M. McMullen wrote that the "largest impact" on ticket sales is "likely" the 85,000 NFL seats that have been added to the Baltimore-Washington market over the past 15 months. MD AD Debbie Yow: "There are an incredible number of football tickets being sold in this region that weren't two years ago (SUN, 10/29).