Matt Jones is the online sports director for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A double graduate of the University of Arkansas, he is a member of the Football Writers Association of America and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, and voter for the Heisman Trophy.
SEC games near sellouts as Arkansas season ticket sales surge
Arkansas fans cheer during the Razorbacks' game against Mississippi State on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas is promoting its 2016 home football schedule as its best ever and fans are responding.
Despite an increase in most ticket prices, the Razorbacks have already eclipsed their season ticket sales from last season. Arkansas has sold 50,102 season tickets to 9,588 accounts as of Tuesday.
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Season ticket sales last season were 47,303 to 9,508 accounts.
Single tickets for the Oct. 8 game against Alabama and Nov. 12 game against LSU are sold out after Razorback Foundation donors were given priority purchase access Monday, said Chris Freet, a senior associate athletics director at Arkansas.
The only way to purchase tickets to those games are to buy a season ticket package or through the secondary market. Freet said less than 1,400 season tickets are unsold.
Arkansas holds 10,000 tickets for students and 6,000 tickets for opposing fans each game.
Less than 600 tickets remain for the Oct. 15 game against Ole Miss and less than 400 for the Nov. 5 game against Florida, Freet said. Any single-game tickets not purchased by Razorback Foundation members will go on sale to the public Thursday.
In addition to the four SEC games, Arkansas has home games against Louisiana Tech on Sept. 3 and Texas State on Sept. 17. The Razorbacks are also scheduled to play Alcorn State in Little Rock on Oct. 1.
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