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PROVO -- Lavell Edwards Stadium holds 64,000-plus fans. The school says roughly 40,000 football season tickets have been sold, and that's all it is going to sell.
Marketing Director David Almodova says the rest of the seats are set aside for various groups. He also says it's nice to see ticket demand so high.
"You know it's a good problem to be in, due to the success that the football team has had. So it is great to see that this is happening," he said.
It's a good problem to be in.
–David Almodova, BYU marketing director
The school is holding 16,000 tickets for students purchasing an all-sport pass. Other tickets are held for the Cosmo Kids Club vouchers, youth groups, and opposing teams. In the cases of Florida State and Utah, they'll each be using more than 3,000 tickets. Almodova says BYU also tries to keep around 3,500 single game tickets available when possible for fans unable to purchase season tickets.
"There are people that just can't come to every game. They can't purchase a season ticket due to how many people are with them. We want to be able to have the general public or that fan be able to come to at least one game during the season," he explained.
- Aug. 10 - Single game tickets for Legacy Cougar Club members
- Aug. 11 - Single game tickets for other Cougar Club members
- Aug 12. - Single game tickets for season ticket holders
- Aug. 13. - Single game tickets for general public
The demand for BYU football season tickets has gone up each of the past three years, and Almodova says purchasing season tickets in the future could get harder for those who don't already have them.
"The ticket office has taken a lot of phone calls since we put season tickets on hold," Almodova said. "If they want to be put on a hold for future tickets they would contact our Cougar Club." He says fans can become a member of the Cougar Club and get on a list for future season tickets and a list for single game ticket sales.
Single game tickets go on sale Aug. 10 for Legacy Cougar Club members. Other Cougar Club members can buy single game tickets on Aug. 11, followed by season ticket holders on Wednesday, Aug. 12. The general public can buy single game tickets on Thursday, Aug. 13.
BYU isn't the only local school seeing record-breaking sales. The University of Utah announced earlier this month it had sold close to 31,000 season tickets, marking the fifth-consecutive year of record-breaking season sales for the Utes.