Football Season Tickets Surpass 10,000 Mark

May 6, 2008

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Wake Forest has sold over 10,000 season tickets for the 2008 football season. A year ago, the Demon Deacons had sold 5,193 season tickets.

The majority of the ticket sales have been renewals and new ticket purchases by Deacon Club members according to Brad Darmofal, assistant athletic director for tickets.

Current and former season ticket holders and Deacon Club members may continue to renew orders for the 2008 season. Season ticket sales to the general public will begin on June 2.

Wake Forest set a school record for the highest average attendance at home games in 2007. The Deacs drew a total of 195,570 fans to BB&T Field, an average of 32,595 that beat the 2006 average of 32,519. WFU's total attendance of 195,570 was second only to the record 197,911 in 2003.

Wake Forest finished fourth in the nation in attendance by percentage of capacity last fall. The Deacons averaged 103.5 percent of capacity in 2007, trailing only Oregon (108.97%), Nebraska (104.24%), and Rutgers (103.96%). Wake ranked ahead of fifth-place Oklahoma (103.34%) and sixth-place Ohio State (102.72%). In addition, Wake Forest sold more than 20,000 tickets to fans who witnessed the Deacons 24-10 win over Connecticut in the Meineke Car Care Bowl in Charlotte.

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