Season ticket sales on the move
East Carolina's Athletic Ticket Office had
taken orders for 14,273 paid season tickets as of Wednesday, according to
Assistant Athletics Director for Ticket Operations Scott Wetherbee.
Combined with tickets headed for student
Pirate Club members and those committed via marketing contracts and media
trades, the total number of season tickets booked rises to approximately
At East Carolina, student tickets — which are
paid for out of student fees collected with tuition — are not counted among
season ticket counts. The ticket office holds 10,000 seats for students in
the lower level of the North Stands of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium and an
additional 1,200 seats in the upper deck, sections 213-214.
“The reason we don’t include (student tickets)
in the season ticket total is the fact that (students) pick up their tickets
on a game-by-game basis,” Wetherbee said. “So, for some games, that number
could be 10,000 and at others, 4,000.”
Specifically, for ECU's opener with Duke on
September 3, the ticket office method of calculation accounts for 21,500
tickets as of Wednesday, a figure that does not include student pick-ups
which will begin next week. The tally of 21,500 includes season tickets,
1,000 tickets sold to Duke and 3,000 individual game ticket sales.
If students pick up their maximum allotment,
the projection for ticket distribution rises to about 32,000, excluding
additional individual ticket sales between now and game day and walk-up
sales on game day itself.
With ECU's touted August Ticket Challenge in
the stretch run toward its conclusion on September 2, administrators hope
that what has so far been a record sales pace for August will continue,
pushing total paid season ticket sales to the all-time high mark of
16,000-plus set in 2000.
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