Coming off a Sugar Bowl victory against Oklahoma State, Ole Miss set a season ticket sales record in the 2016 season. Following a 5-7 season in 2016 and with a bowl ban looming in 2017, the ticket numbers are a little off that pace for this fall.
According to a report from Davis Potter of the Oxford Eagle, Ole Miss has sold 43,941 of its public season tickets for the upcoming season. That’s down from 46,946 season tickets sold by late June for the 2016, a sell-out number the is the most the school has ever sold in a season.
While that’s a little off pace, one could argue it’s actually a pretty strong performance given the dark cloud of an NCAA investigation looming and the lack of an opportunity to play postseason football hampering excitement.
Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork seemed to agree with that line of thinking.
“Right now, I know we’re behind where we were last year at this point in time,” Bjork told Potter. “But we’re only a few thousand away from another sellout.”
Potter reports that nearly 2,000 of the 2017 season ticket sales are new customers.
2017 Ole Miss home football schedule
Sept. 2 – South Alabama
Sept. 9 – UT Martin
Oct. 14 – Vanderbilt
Oct. 21 – LSU
Oct. 28 – Arkansas
Nov. 11 – Louisiana
Nov. 18 – Texas A&M
You can purchase Ole Miss season tickets, which start at $400, here.