WVU football tickets selling quickly
July 31, 2012 ·
There’s been a lot of excitement with West Virginia University’s move to a new athletics conference, the Big 12. Tuesday, single game tickets for the football season went on sale, and they are quickly selling out.
Tickets went on sale yesterday and they are going very quickly.
Just a few hours after sales opened, WVU suspended sales for four games because the allotted number of tickets have been sold.
Those are the season opener against Marshall University, games with the University of Maryland and Kansas State University, and the first Big 12 conference game against Baylor.
Matt Wells is the assistant athletic director of marketing and sales at WVU.
"There’s a combination of things that have combined to make our tickets be in high demand this year. There’s a lot of positive momentum around the Mountaineer football program when you factor in we won the Orange Bowl last year, we have a very talented and experienced group of returning players, plus the transition to the Big 12 and all of the excitement that that brings, with an upgraded and exciting home schedule," he said.
"That’s kind of a perfect storm to put ourselves in a position where ticket demand is very very strong."
Another home game against the University of Oklahoma is completely sold out, as well as a road game in Austin, Texas, against the University of Texas.
Wells says the games with suspended sales aren’t technically sell outs quite yet.
"There is the possibility that the visiting team will return tickets when we get closer to the week of the game, we would put those back on sale," he said.
The season begins in September. WVU also plays home games against the University of Kansas, and Texas Christian University.