NC State not only has sold a record number of season tickets for the 2016 football season, it’s also nearly out of single-game tickets, as Dane Huffman of the Triangle Business Journal reports. The Notre Dame game, not surprisingly, is a complete sellout, and it looks like the Pack’s ACC home games will follow suit.
So if you’ve been procrastinating about tickets, you had best get on that.
This is easily the best home slate that NC State has had under Dave Doeren—FSU, Miami, and Notre Dame are all headlining games. FSU, at least recently, has been traveling well, and of course Notre Dame is going to travel. (Can’t help but wonder if some of their fans actually bought NCSU season tickets just to get access to that one game. They’re that type of crazy.)
It’s nice to have a little buzz about the schedule for once, and no doubt that’s been beneficial to sales.
Some perspective on the Wolfpack’s ticket sales: as of early August, Florida State had sold somewhere between 36,000 and 37,000 season tickets. The Seminoles sold 38,500 season tickets last year. NC State has sold 36,400 season tickets this season.
FSU is a few years removed from a national title and has developed into an annual contender for the college football playoffs. NC State, uh, has not quite reached that level of success. That the two schools’ season ticket sales are basically the same is amazing, but I’ll never be surprised at the level of support Wolfpack fans show their teams.