Steady Ticket Sales Continue Leading up to Season-Opener

With the 2003 season-opener against Georgia Tech just over three weeks away, fans are encouraged to buy their tickets now while good seats are still available. Individual game tickets went on sale at the Marriott Center ticket office Monday, Aug. 4

PROVO -- Individual game tickets for the 2003 BYU Football season went on sale to the general public on Monday, Aug. 4 at the Marriott Center ticket office. With all the excitement surrounding the 2003 football season, BYU ticket manager David Miles said it was one of the busiest days in recent memory.

"We sold about 4,500 individual game tickets on Monday," Miles said. "It was one of the biggest days we've had in a long time."

In addition to season ticket packages, fans can now purchase individual game tickets by contacting the Marriott Center ticket office at (801) 378-BYU1 or (800) 322-BYU1.

Single-event tickets for all games (except Utah on Nov. 22) start at $17 for endzone seating and $30 for seats on the sidelines. (For the Utah game, tickets are available for $20 in the endzone and $35 for sidelines.) Students can purchase individual-game tickets for only $14. The Utah game will cost students just $17 for endzone seating.

Students who have ordered an All-Sport card may pick those up, along with their season tickets, at the Marriott Center on Wednesday, Aug. 6. Students still wishing to purchase an All-Sport pass may do so at the ticket office. All-Sport passes are $85 and include rotating, reserved seats for all six home games.

"We've pre-sold about 3,300 All-Sport cards," Miles said. "Students who have pre-ordered can pick those up at the ticket office beginning Wednesday. Students who haven't pre-ordered can still come to the ticket office and purchase their All-Sport card. When you get your card, you'll also get your season tickets in hand."

With the season just over three weeks away, Miles said season-ticket sales are going well. He said the ticket office has sold over 27,600 season tickets at this point.

According to Miles, there are still good seats available for those interested in purchasing season-tickets. Packages start at $90 for endzone seating, $156 for sideline seats. Fans who contribute to the Cougar Club at the Legacy level may also purchase west-side chair seats for only $250.

BYU athletics director Val Hale reported that the athletics department has sold nearly 80 percent of the new east-side club seats. Miles said there are good seats still available in these sections as well.

Fans who contribute a minimum $1,000 to the Cougar Club qualify to purchase season tickets in section 34, located between the 40-yard lines on the east side of Edwards Stadium. Season-ticket holders in this section will also receive special amenities, including priority parking, a meal and game program.

Fans contributing a minimum $500 to the Cougar Club qualify to purchase season tickets in sections 33B and 35A, located between the North and South 30- and 40-yard lines along the east-side of the stadium. Fans purchasing tickets in this section will also receive special amenities, including priority parking and a game program.

Miles also reported that as the season gets closer, ticket sales for the Cougars' opener against Georgia Tech are going well.

"We have a lot of good seats still available for the Georgia Tech game," Miles said. "But, they are going fast, so I would encourage people to get their tickets now."