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Vandy Season-Ticket Sales Highest School Has Seen Since '96
Published August 24, 2012
NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK: In Pittsburgh, Jenn Menendez reported after moving “37,500 season tickets by the end of July -- 2,800 more than last year” -- the marketing office at West Virginia Univ. “opened single-game ticket sales July 31.” By the afternoon of Aug. 2, sales “were suspended for every home game except Kansas.” WVU AD Oliver Luck said, "We've sold out six of the seven home games. Really, I don't think we've done that before.” He added, "People are excited because instead of the steady diet of Big East teams, there's now new teams to watch" (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 8/23).
FEELING BLUE IN THE BLUEGRASS: In Lexington, Jennifer Smith reported with less than three weeks until the Univ. of Kentucky’s home opener, football ticket sales “are down nearly 10,000 tickets since this time last year.” The latest figures from the UK ticket office “have football season ticket sales at 37,154, down 9,751 from this time last season and 14,660 fewer than in 2009” (KENTUCKY.com, 8/21).