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Published August 29, 2013
DEVILS' ADVOCATE: In Phoenix, Jeff Metcalfe noted Arizona State will go into its season opener tonight against Sacramento State with a 95% renewal in season tickets and "better than" 230% increase in new season-ticket sales. That "equates to the athletic department already reaching its goal for season-ticket revenue." Meanwhile, student season ticket sales are up 19% "from last year’s record total." ASU has "sold out its ticket allotment for its game against Notre Dame" at AT&T Stadium in Arlington on Oct. 5 (AZCENTRAL.com, 8/27).
KNIGHT MOVES: UCF Senior Associate AD/External Operations Zack Lassiter said that "season ticket sales are up seven percent." He added that about 1,000 more season tickets "have been sold this year than last ... though UCF will continue to sell season ticket packages through the South Carolina game on Sept. 28." Lassiter said that UCF has "specifically seen growth in its young alumni base." In Orlando, Paul Tenorio noted young alumni sales "are up" 400% from '12 (ORLANDOSENTINEL.com, 8/28).