Georgia Tech’s season-ticket sales are outpacing last year’s totals, according to sales figures provided by the Institute.
Despite a weak home schedule for the 2010 season, Tech has sold 21,728 season tickets through April 26. Sales were at 21,405 at the same point last year and finished at 26,308 sold.
Ticket sales have been trending up despite the weak economy. In 2008, Paul Johnson’s first season at Tech, 23,900 were sold. In 2007, Chan Gailey’s last as coach at Tech as well as the last year before the recession, approximately 26,083 were sold.
The Aspire Group, a company which Tech contracted with last summer to supplement its ticket sales operations, has sold more than 774 new season-ticket packages since January, according to associate athletics director Wayne Hogan. The result is more than $240,000 in new revenue for the Institute.
Season-ticket packages are on sale through the home-opener against I-AA foe South Carolina State on Sept. 4.
Tech is in the odd year of its home schedule when Georgia, Clemson and Virginia Tech – three of the biggest ticket-sale games — don’t come to the 55,000-seat Bobby Dodd Stadium. Last year’s average home attendance was 51,584. Average attendance in 2008 was 47,489.
This year’s home schedule includes N.C. State on Sept. 25, Virginia on Oct. 9, Middle Tennessee State on Oct. 16, a pivotal game against Miami on Nov. 13 and the home-finale against Duke on Nov. 20.