STARKVILLE – Mississippi State athletic department officials announced Tuesday afternoon the total number of season tickets has exceeded the previous school record of 38,440, set prior to the 2001 season. At the end of the day Tuesday, season ticket orders were at 38,469. The total includes 10,000 student season tickets, a number which may be easily surpassed when student sales begin later this month.
The ticket office also confirmed on Tuesday that it has exhausted – in just over a day of sales – its allotment of single-game tickets to the Nov. 14 Alabama game, and are nearing that number for the Sept. 26 contest against LSU.
“Basically the only way to buy a ticket for the Alabama game – and probably in the next few days this will apply to the LSU game as well – is to purchase a season ticket,” said John King, assistant athletic director for ticket operations.
MSU officials had anticipated breaking the eight-year-old record prior to the season, but a surge in sales last week, along with additional season tickets being purchased when single-game tickets went on sale Monday, pushed the total over the previous mark. Last week’s total was the largest weekly tally in more than two months.
With just over four weeks remaining to the season-opening contest against Jackson State, the athletic department is now looking to surpass the 40,000 mark for the first time in school history.
For more information, fans are encouraged to contact the ticket office at 1-888-GO-DAWGS (1-888-463-2947) or visit the athletic department web site (www.mstateathletics.com/tickets).
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