‘What is the Big East?’ Fox Sports close to Georgetown deal Assistance funds pay tab to insure stars Few players have collected from policies An appetite for college football CFP licensees hope for sales boost Magnus offered IMG College post Swarbrick: Treat athletes like students Lowe’s exits IMG College deal; 2 renew Bowls trigger name-change chain reaction
Upcoming Conferences and Events
SBJ/Aug. 12-18, 2013/Colleges
With move to SEC, boom times in Aggieland
Published August 12, 2013, Page 6
WANT MORE GREAT STORIES LIKE THIS?
CLICK ON ONE OF THESE BUTTONS
Season tickets, which increased $25 this season, are sold out, just as they were last season. The school said it expects to generate close to $2 million in additional ticket revenue. The Aggies, who have eight home games this season, have sold 75,252 season tickets, which includes 30,000 for students. A waiting list for season tickets is 20,000 deep.
Donations also jumped last year, climbing to $22 million in fiscal 2012 from $20 million the year before. Figures for 2013 are not available yet, but Jason Cook, Texas A&M’s senior associate athletic director for external affairs, said: “We anticipate that the number will be much greater due to the fact that donors are making capital contributions.”
Texas A&M is raising money for a massive $450 million redevelopment of Kyle Field.
“What we’ve found in moving to the SEC is that Texas A&M has been extremely undervalued,” Cook said. “That was the reason we moved to the SEC. It’s a huge point of brand differentiation in Texas and that’s significant for us.”