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Penn State Football: 51,000 Single Game Tickets, 5,000 New Season Tickets Sold

by on August 11, 2014 4:00 PM

Penn State football is counting down the days until the first kick of the 2014 season.

While the Nittany Lions won't be opening the James Franklin era and 2014 campaign at home there should be plenty of new faces within the confines of Beaver Stadium come the home opener in September.

Franklin may not get the 107K strong he's been pulling for but judging by new ticket numbers released by Penn State Athletics on Monday there should be an increase over the 96,587 fans that averaged each game last season.

  • Heading into this season Penn State will have over 5,000 new season ticket holders with almost 800 signed up through the recent graduate ticket program.
  • Approximately 600 Partial Season Ticket plans have been sold. More than 51,000 single game tickets have been purchased including 9,000 group tickets.
  • More than 2,600 tickets sold for Seats For Solders program (Temple game; seats donated to military personnel). Tops 2013 total of 2,400 sold.
  • Nearly 94 percent of the 2013 season ticket holders have renewed their season ticket packages.

All things considered Penn State looks to be headed for an upward push in attendance this season after a few years of measurable decline. With Penn State's bowl ban possibly being lifted earlier than expected and the excitement surrounding James Franklin and his staff it would seem that Beaver Stadium will see at least some of those few bald spots filled sooner rather than later.

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Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for StateCollege.com. He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
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