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Oregon Ducks Football: Help Us Keep Sold Out Autzen Stadium Streak Alive
Autzen Stadium has been sold out for every game since September 18th, 1999.
For those keeping track, that’s every seat in the house taken for 82 straight home games, good for the fourth most in all of college football. Autzen Stadium, known for it’s fan electricity and toughness for a road team to compete in, is one of the most well-regarded in the country.
According to the University of Oregon Athletic Department, however, the streak could be coming to an end against Arkansas St. on September 1st. There are 5000 tickets left to be sold.
“To lose that would be tough,” said Athletic Director Craig Pintens. “We’re hopeful that fans are going to rally, and hopefully we’ll see some sales in the next couple weeks.”
According to Rob Moseley, Arkansas St. will be using “fewer than 500 seats in the 2,000 seat visiting section” and an “additional 3,000 seats are up for grabs […] because students have yet to arrive on campus” for the games. This is also the fifth straight year that the Oregon Ducks ticket prices have increased.
Oregon has sold more than 40,000 season tickets eleven years in a row. They’re currently short of the 42,000 mark that would move them into the sixth year of their streak. Over 90% of season ticket holders from last season have renewed their tickets for this year already.
Single game seats for the Arksnas St. game are available for $66 via GoDucks.com by following the previous link.
“We want to operate on a zero-based budget. If we don’t generate the revenue we anticipate — and certainly we anticipate selling out every game — if we come in short of that, we’ve got to make it up in other ways.”
That would mean that the standing room tickets always available for Oregon games would not be available for the Arkansas St. game, as those spots are only available for a sold out game. It would also mean a harsh cut in the athletic department budget … something that would be terrible news for Oregon fans.
Craig Pintens continues by saying that: “we’ve got to find a way to sell those tickets.” The Pit Crew is certainly willing to help out. Our goal: get #SellOutAutzen trending in Eugene. Re-blog this post, put it on your Facebook, re-tweet it, and help us get these tickets sold!
As your student section, we have an obligation to make our Athletic Department satisfied and #SellOutAutzen.