Friday, August 7, 2009

Gamecocks season tickets still available

After a query from a reporter, South Carolina sports information director Steve Fink reports that with six weeks to go before the Gamecocks' home opener, the school has sold 48,225 season tickets.

The school has 55,000 season tickets available, so the school has sold 88 percent of its total. The Gamecocks sold out last season.

South Carolina was the final school to provide information about its sales for a story that ran in the Raleigh News & Observer on Wednesday. Here is how the other Carolinas BCS schools were faring selling season tickets in a struggling economy:

- Duke and East Carolina (20,824 sold) reported increases.

- North Carolina (34,700 sold, 1,400 short of last season), Wake Forest (14,500 sold, 500 short of 2008), N.C. State (36,600 sold, 900 short of 2008) and Clemson (Down 11.7 percent from the 2008 total of 58,134) all reported decreases.

Ken Tysiac


Anonymous said...

How about VT? No need to ask... Sold out. I know you said Carolina's BCS but given the proximity of VT to Charlotte (2.5 hours)and the number of VT alum in the area, you should include them in your story. You should do a story about how long the season ticket waiting list is even in a recession and how VT Football > Any Carolina Football Team. (Dat's gr8R den for y'alls fowlks dat dont no dat wun)

Anonymous said...

Shut the hell up about VT. Once goiter face retires in a few years you'll be back to nothing again.