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Penn State Football: As Renewals Roll In So Do New Season Ticket Holders

by on April 29, 2015 2:00 PM

As expectations rise, so do season football ticket sales according to Penn State's athletic department. 

The university reports new season ticket sales of almost 3,000 seats. That increase is coupled with what a Penn State spokesperson describes as a renewal percentage rate "in the mid nineties" for current season ticket holders.

In addition, Penn State announced that 5,000 group tickets have been sold so far this year.  In what has become an annual event, 3,000 "Seats for Service Members" tickets have been sold for the Oct. 3 game against Army West Point. 

The Seats for Service Members program allows Penn State supporters to purchase $35 tickets for an active or retired military member to attend the game against Army for free.

Penn State also sold over 100 ticket packages over the Blue White weekend as part of a limited time offer for some of Penn State's out-of-conference games.

The Nittany Lions open the 2015-16 season with a home-heavy schedule. After kicking off the campaign in Philadelphia against Temple, Penn State will return home for five straight contests. The Nittany Lions will then head on the road to face Ohio State at Ohio State in Week 7.

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Despite up and down attendance figures the past several seasons, Penn State has remained in the Top 5 of annual total attendance. Last season Penn State fans broke the 100,000 mark four times. What would have been a fifth 100,000 fan game came up just 88 people shy of the six figure mark.

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