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Volume 27 No. 10
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Kansas Football Ticket Sales Much Improved Under Les Miles

Financials for Miles' first year as Kansas' coach won't be released until January '21
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Financials for Miles' first year as Kansas' coach won't be released until January '21
Photo: GETTY IMAGES
Financials for Miles' first year as Kansas' coach won't be released until January '21
Photo: GETTY IMAGES

Univ. of Kansas AD Jeff Long said football ticket sales revenue was "much improved" in '19 under new coach Les Miles following a 12-year low in '18, according to Lauren Fox of the LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD. KU under former coach David Beaty "posted the lowest revenue from ticket sales the team had seen in the last 12 years," as the program received $2.75M in ticket sale revenue for the fall of '18, down from $3.99M the previous season. The numbers for Miles' first year "won't be released in a financial report" until next January. KU Associate AD/PR Dan Beckler said that 237,122 people attended KU football games last season, "up from 116,544 the year before." He added that student attendance "nearly tripled," rising from an average of 7,477 in '18 to 20,879 in '19. Meanwhile, Fox notes ticket sales revenue from the KU men's basketball team "increased, but only slightly" in '19. In FY '18, revenue was $15.86M, and in FY '19, it increased to $15.94M (LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD, 2/6).