BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - LSU has sold out of season football tickets for the ninth straight year and in the process tied the school record for season ticket sales, assistant AD for ticket operations Brian Broussard announced.
LSU sold 68,772 season tickets for the 2012 home slate, equaling the mark set in 2011. Prior to 2011, the most season tickets sold for LSU football was 68,650 done for three consecutive years from 2008-2010. The capacity of Tiger Stadium increased to 92,542 prior to the 2011 season as additional seats were added in the club level.
LSU has sold out of season tickets every year dating back to the 2004 season when 66,232 season tickets were sold the year following the Tigers' 2003 BCS National Championship. LSU sold 68,230 season tickets in 2007, 67,700 in 2006, and 66,300 in 2005.
"The demand for LSU football season tickets continues to grow," Broussard said. "The requests for LSU season tickets continue to be higher than the number of tickets that we have to offer. However, those fans that couldn't get season tickets have an opportunity to buy single-game tickets for several of our home games."
LSU currently has individual game tickets available for the North Texas, Idaho, Towson and Mississippi State contests. Home games against Washington, Alabama and South Carolina are sold out.
LSU opens its eighth season under head coach Les Miles on Saturday, Sept. 1 against North Texas in Tiger Stadium. Kickoff for the season opener is scheduled for 6 p.m.