Univ. Of Miami Seeing Big Gains In New Season-Ticket Sales, Doubling '12 Numbers
The Univ. of Miami's new football season-ticket sales "have already doubled last season's," with "about 8,000 new seats" sold so far, according to Michael Casagrande of the South Florida SUN-SENTINEL. UM's renewal percentage is over 80%, and numbers overall are "up roughly" 20% from '12. While the school is not releasing full sales numbers, officials are "confident they'll sell 30,000 season tickets this season." Packages "start at $98," and the school's Sept. 7 home game against the Univ. of Florida is "moving the meter more than anything." UM "sold/distributed an average of 47,719 tickets last season -- down from the 56,207 in 2011 that's the high of the first five seasons in Sun Life Stadium" (SUN-SENTINEL.com, 7/29). Meanwhile, in Honolulu, Ferd Lewis noted the Univ. of Hawaii will soon begin offering 50% discounts on select football and women's volleyball tickets in an "effort to pick up slack from some badly slumping season-ticket sales." The "Go Green, Save Green" campaign will be "available online only and in limited periods" through Aug. 28. UH said that it will offer the discounts "for up to eight tickets" (HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER, 7/29).