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Texas Tech Football Season Ticket Sales Slightly Down From '18

Texas Tech’s football season-ticket sales to the general public as of mid-August were at 86.5% of "where they finished last year," according to Don Williams of the LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL. Last year, Texas Tech "sold 27,980 tickets to the general public and allocated 13,466 in student seating for a starting base of 41,446." As of just over two weeks ago, the school had "sold 24,198 season tickets to the general public and allotted 13,420 for student seating for a starting point of 37,618." Last year’s renewal rate was 83.7% (LUBBOCK AVALANCHE-JOURNAL, 8/25).

KEEPING UP THE PACE: In Baton Rouge, Brooks Kubena noted LSU football is "nearing its season ticket sale mark from last season." LSU Senior Associate AD Robert Munson said that the school had "sold about 69,000 season tickets as of Friday afternoon.' That number is "expected to have more movement toward last year's approximate 70,000 total" by Saturday's kickoff against Georgia Southern. LSU's season-ticket sales in '17 "slightly dropped" to 71,800 from a "record-high" of 74,350 in '15. If the school's totals "reach last year's mark, the sales will have been fairly consistent over the past three seasons" (Baton Rouge ADVOCATE, 8/24).

NEW INTEREST: Syracuse has sold "more than 9,000 new season tickets" for this season, eclipsing the school's previous record of 8,700 sold before the '92 season. Renewals of current season tickets "have also been strong" at 95% (TWITTER.com, 8/23).

EXCITEMENT GROWING: In Las Vegas, Mark Anderson noted UNLV's new season-ticket sales are up 280% over last year. The "more than 1,500 new orders and the more than 5,000 season tickets sold are the most" since '10. The renewal rate on season-ticket orders is 87% (LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL, 8/24). Also in Las Vegas, Alan Snel wrote it is "clear UNLV wants to be the affordable alternative" to the Golden Knights and the Raiders next fall after the school released its ticket chart for the '20 football season. The price range goes from $130 to $600 for six games, while the season ticket holder price "goes down if you buy" '19 season tickets (LVSPORTSBIZ.com, 8/23).