Mississippi State has once again sold out of football season tickets, and once again it's set a record.
The school announced today that it's entire allotment of 43,518 season tickets have been sold, marking the quickest sellout in school history. The total breaks the record set last year (about 43,300, which broke the 2009 record of 40,901).
The 43,518 number is not actually official, because student tickets have not gone on sale yet. But MSU expects to (again) sell out the approximately 11,000 student tickets, which will be made available starting Aug. 27 – that's a Saturday.
If you missed out, fear not, there will still be individual game tickets as well as the three-game package, which costs $75 and gets you into games against Louisiana Tech, UT-Martin and South Carolina. There are about 1,300 of those packages left.
Individual game tickets for Bulldog Club members will go on sale July 18 for the three games included in that package plus the Egg Bowl.
"We have different arrangements with each of our opponents in terms of number tickets provided to the visiting school," said Mike Richey of ticket operations in a statement. "Because of those differing numbers, we have additional tickets to some games that cannot be included in a season ticket package. These are the only tickets we have remaining at this time."
There is a waiting list of more than 600 people.
MSU went 9-4 and won the Gator Bowl last season, the second under Dan Mullen's direction. Davis Wade Stadium has a listed capacity of 55,082, and there has been talk of expansion. That depends, of course, on continued ticket demand such as this.
"As we’ve said all along, we want to make sure that when we do expand and add inventory, that we’ve got the demand to fill it up," athletics director Scott Stricklin said. "This is another positive step in that direction."
The ticket office can be reached at 1-888-GO-DAWGS (1-888-463-2947).