STARKVILLE – Mississippi State fans keep gobbling up football tickets.
The school announced Tuesday that MSU has sold out of season tickets for the upcoming season, marking the fourth consecutive year season tickets have sold out. Fans bought 32,000 tickets, and another 11,000 have been allotted for students.
Those tickets go on sale Aug. 24.
This run on season tickets began after Dan Mullen’s first season as head coach. The Bulldogs went 5-7 that year and beat rival Ole Miss in the Egg Bowl, and they’ve gone to three straight bowl games since then.
Mullen is 29-22 in four seasons at MSU, and the winning has kept the fans coming back. State has sold out a school-record 23 consecutive home games, and 19 of the largest 20 crowds in Davis Wade Stadium history have come during Mullen’s tenure.
The fan turnout has prompted MSU to expand the stadium, a $75 million project that will boost capacity by about 6,000 seats, to 61,337. The work is scheduled to be completed in time for the 2014 season opener.
Fans who didn’t purchase season tickets can still buy a three-game ticket plan, which costs $99 and grants admission to games against Alcorn State, LSU and Kentucky. Single-game tickets are on sale now to Bulldog Club members, and the general public can buy them starting Aug. 5.
MSU, which went 8-5 last year and lost to Northwestern in the Gator Bowl, opens the 2013 season Aug. 31 against Big 12 favorite Oklahoma State, at Reliant Stadium in Houston. Tickets for that game are available through the MSU ticket office.