UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., July 17, 2007 -– Unprecedented demand for Penn State
season tickets has another Nittany Lion football season nearing a complete
sellout, on the heels of record-setting totals for public and student season
tickets and Nittany Lion Club membership.
With more than 93,500 season tickets accounted for and student and Nittany Lion
Club ticket sales hitting record high numbers in record times,
The tremendous demand for tickets to watch the Nittany Lions has resulted in
sellouts of three Big Ten home games, as well as the contest with Notre Dame
(Sept. 8, 6:00 p.m.). Tickets have been exhausted for
Fewer than 200 club seats remain for the 2007 season. For information on club
seats, interested fans can call Bob White at 1-800-NITTANY
Any remaining single game tickets will be on sale exclusively online at www.gopsusports.com at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 27. Phone orders, counter and group sales will take place only if tickets remain as of August 5. Phone and counter sales will begin Monday, August 6 at 10:00 a.m. if tickets remain. The numbers to call are: 814-865-5555 or 800-863-3336 weekdays from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Bud Meredith, Director of Ticket Operations, reported that an all-time high of 99 percent of current season ticket holders renewed their seats for the 2007 season.
The anticipation of the upcoming season has also resulted in a strong demand
for tickets to the Nittany Lions' five away games.
The Nittany Lion Club, which surpassed 21,000 members for the first time earlier this year, is rapidly approaching 23,000 members to continue its double digit growth, according to Joe Battista, Executive Director of the Nittany Lion Club.
Battista reported that the Nittany Lion Club added more than 2,200 new members during the fiscal year ending on June 30, 2007. The NLC had a record high of 22, 818 members at the end of fiscal 2007. There were 18,373 NLC members at the end of fiscal 2005, an increase of 20 percent over the last two years.
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