June 17, 2008
CINCINNATI – The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics announced today its football season ticket sales eclipsed the 10,000 mark for the first time in program history, finishing the week at 10,191.
“To have broken the season ticket record last month, and now pass the 10,000-ticket plateau two and a half months before the start of the season is unbelievable and exciting,” said head coach Brian Kelly. “This is a great day for our program, the University, and the City of Cincinnati. All of the support we continue to receive from everyone is inspirational and keeps our players and coaches energized as we prepare to compete for a BIG EAST Conference Championship this fall.”
Just last month, UC passed the school record of 9,155 set in 2002 when fans were required to purchase football season ticket packages to receive UC basketball season tickets. In the 19 months since the department removed the requirement, season ticket sales have climbed 57 percent from 6,495 in 2006 to its current level.
“Our ticket sales are going at a record pace for a second straight year and will only continue to be strong as we head into the 2008 season” says Director of Athletics Mike Thomas. “Our football program is coming off a great season with a school-record 10 wins and No. 17 national ranking, and we are looking forward to seeing the new season start on August 28 when Eastern Kentucky comes to town and experiences our Nippert Stadium environment.”
Two of the most popular season ticket packages, the Bearcat Lair ($90 per seat) and Family Plan ($199 for four seats), are going rapidly and could be sold out by the end of the month. Fans are encouraged to act now before they are gone. Once the two packages are sold out, fans will be able to purchase UCATS Reserved or Non-UCATS Reserved plans.
Season tickets can be purchased by calling 1-877-CATS-TIX or going online to www.CATSTIX.com.
2008 Bearcats Football Season Ticket packages include:
UCATS Reserved - $232 (includes a $50 bowl ticket credit - donation required)
Sit in the best seats in the house! UCATS reserved tickets offer priority seating, while enjoying the benefits of a UCATS membership. Also earn a $50 bowl ticket credit and additional bowl game incentives including seat and other special offers. Bowl game tickets may require an additional charge per ticket.
Non-UCATS Reserved - $232 (includes a $50 bowl ticket credit, No UCATS donation required)
Non-UCATS Reserved season tickets lock in your seat for all of the excitement of a Bearcats Football game day. Also earn a $50 bowl ticket credit and additional bowl game incentives including seat and other special offers. Bowl game tickets may require an additional charge per ticket.
Family Plan - $199 ($50 donation required per family of four)
Gather the family for six exciting games at Nippert Stadium this fall. It’s the best value in the BIG EAST and always sells out fast. The package includes fan-friendly entertainment each home game, four (4) reserved tickets to each home game, and two (2) Cincinnati Kid’s Club Memberships, a savings of $98 per game off a regularly priced single-game ticket purchase.
Bearcats Lair - $90
The loudest and proudest seating area in college football was SOLD OUT in 2007. Seating will be based on the renewal status of current season ticket holders. Bearcats Lair purchases include a limited edition black T-shirt. To inquire about ticket availability, please call 1-877-CATS-TIX.
Faculty/Staff - $158 (includes a $50 bowl ticket credit)
Employees of the University of Cincinnati will enjoy discounted season ticket rates again for the 2008 season. Order now and save $74 off a regularly priced single game ticket purchase. Also earn a $50 bowl ticket credit and additional bowl game incentives including seat and other special offers. Bowl game tickets may require an additional charge per ticket. Seating in the UCATS area will require a donation at a specific tier level.