Season ticket sales down 6 percent for USF football
USF football's season ticket sales for 2011 finished down about 6 percent from 2010, with 22,211 total season tickets distributed, about 1,200 less than last season.
The Bulls sold 18,967 season tickets, according to executive associate athletic director Bill McGillis, with another 3,244 allotted for staff use, spirit squads and trade with sponsors. Last year, those totals were 20,236 sold and another 3,228 used for a total of 23,464.
McGillis said there were strong gains in a few key areas -- group sales are at four times what they were a year ago, and single-ticket sales have more than doubled through USF's first two home games (against Ball State and Florida A&M). Of the decrease of 1,269 sold season tickets from a year ago, McGillis said that 366 season tickets from 2010 were sold through a special promotion with Groupon.com, so those weren't directly renewable.