KSU hits milestone for ticket deposits
by Adam Carrington
acarrington@cherokeetribune.com
August 17, 2013 12:49 AM | 1022 views | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Kennesaw State eclipsed 1,000 season ticket deposits for its football program earlier this week, after announcing its letter of intent program in March.

In reaching the milestone, Kennesaw State has sold close to 33 percent of all the available season tickets at Fifth Third Bank Stadium. They were sitting at 25 percent at the beginning of July.

The Owls’ first kickoff will come in the fall of 2015.

“This is an excellent thing,” said Bobby Lindsey, director of ticket sales and operations. “We’re still 25 months away from playing football. The sales have been fantastic. We’ve sold 8 percent in the last month, and we don’t have a schedule or a conference.”

With 1,100 season tickets having been sold, another 2,500 remain for 2015. They’re currently priced at a $99 annual cost through the 2017 season, including a donation to the Owl Fund.

Prospective ticket holders are required to fill out a form and pay a $20 refundable deposit to become eligible for a priority seat program. The earlier an individual buys a season ticket, the more priority points they could possibly earn.

Points are also earned for being a graduate of the university, or for having season tickets for other Owls athletic programs.

Fifth Third Bank Stadium is limited to 8,300 seats, with many reserved for students, recruits and guests. University faculty or staff have a $75 discount rate, with a limit of four tickets per purchaser.

“We’re looking forward to getting (the football team) going,” Lindsey said. “We’re preparing to have more requests than seats available.”

Brian Bohannon, a longtime assistant coach under Georgia Tech coach Paul Johnson, was named the Owls’ first coach on March 24 and has already hired seven assistants. Recruiting for the inaugural team began in April, and Kennesaw State already has three known commitments, including Kell safety Taylor Henkle.
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