HARRISONBURG, Va. - Tickets for the 2012 season of James Madison football are ahead of schedule, the department released today. Season tickets, premium seating and individual game tickets are still available.
JMU Football's season ticket sales drive is in full swing, as the ticket office has received orders for 6,904 season tickets (92 percent of last year's total of 7,497) and is on pace to surpass our preseason sales goal of 8,000. Season tickets are the best way to experience JMU football this fall and offer a great value and the best seat locations in Bridgeforth Stadium.
"We have seen a great season ticket renewal thus far, with 88 percent of our season ticket holders returning for another year," Assistant Athletics Director for Tickets and Customer Relations Mike Carpenter said. "Folks are really enjoying the value our season tickets provide - exciting JMU Football and a great game-day experience on the campus of JMU."
Additionally, a limited number of premium seating options are still available. The luxurious club level is approaching capacity with less than 20 season tickets still available. The Bridgeforth Club offers premium hospitality inside a 6,000-foot club room and chairback seating at midfield. Only two Hospitality suites are still available, which feature private seating and hospitality for up to 16 and reserved parking in the Champions Drive parking garage. Suites can now be requested for single games at a cost of $2,500. These limited opportunities are expected to sell out before the start of the season, so contact Kyle Yeager at 540-568-6398 for more information.
Individual tickets for JMU Football's entire schedule are now available from the JMU Athletic Ticket Office. An exciting six-game home schedule features 2011 CAA Champion Towson and the final regular-season home game versus Old Dominion, which promises to be a classic. Also available are the tickets for the Dukes game at FedEx Field against Big 12-newcomer West Virginia, which has already proven to be a hot commodity.
"The most popular away game ticket has been for our match-up with WVU at FedEx Field," Carpenter said. "Over 3,800 tickets have been sold for the game against the Mountaineers, as orders through the JMU ticket office will be located on the JMU side and receive a free commemorative t-shirt. I think the JMU Nation, especially the base in northern Virginia, is really looking forward to seeing a great game in one of the great venues in the National Football League."
JMU Student tickets will be able to begin reserving tickets to home football games 2 weeks prior to each game. The football squad will also hold its annual Meet the Dukes Day on Sat., August 18, starting at 9 a.m., at Bridgeforth Stadium. There will be an open scrimmage, along with autograph sessions from several JMU teams, including the 2012 football team. The JMU Fan Zone will also be in full swing with inflatables, the Duke Dog mingling with fans and Rosie the Clown doing face painting.
Madison opens the 2012 football season at home on Sat., Sept. 1 at 6 p.m., hosting Saint Francis (Pa.).