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KENNESAW, Ga. (November 19, 2014) – As the Kennesaw State football team winds down its…
Georgia (Nov 20, 2014) —
KENNESAW, Ga. (November 19, 2014) – As the Kennesaw State football team winds down its fall practice season on Saturday (Nov. 22), the anticipation for the Owls inaugural season in 2015 continues to reach new heights as sellouts at Fifth Third Bank Stadium are expected.
The Department of Athletics announced on Wednesday (Nov. 19) that it has surpassed 4,000 season ticket deposits, assuring that Kennesaw State will play before a capacity crowd at every home game.
"The excitement for Kennesaw State football has been overwhelming since we made the
initial announcement in February 2013 and today, we have surpassed 4,000 season ticket
deposits, an unprecedented accomplishment" Director of Athletics Vaughn Williams said.
"Internally, it has always been our goal to have 4,000 deposits placed by the end
of our first fall practice period, to reach that goal just after our Homecoming scrimmage
(Oct. 11) is remarkable. This is such an exciting time to be at Kennesaw State University.
The interest and support from our alumni and the community has been nothing short
With just under 290 days remaining before the Owls kick off their first season on Sept. 3, 2015 at East Tennessee State, there have already been more requests for season tickets than seats available. Season ticket deposits are still being accepted through February 2, 2015.
Following the ticket deposit deadline, fans will have the opportunity to visit Fifth Third Bank Stadium and select their seat location based on their Priority Points Program ranking.
"We will continue to reach out and engage the local constituencies," Williams said.
"Internally, we have been conducting a series of game day operational meetings in
an effort to put forth a first-class and memorable fan experience for all who attend
Kennesaw State football games at Fifth Third Bank Stadium."
The Owls, under head coach Brian Bohannon, will play their first home game on Sept. 12 versus Edward Waters.
"This is why I love being the head football coach at Kennesaw State University," Bohannon said. "The alumni and the community have shown unbelievable support. I want to thank everyone who has turned in their season ticket deposits, and encourage those who have not to act quickly by submitting an LOI and donating to The Owls Fund to increase their priority points standing and ensure being a part of history. Why would you wait any longer?"
With a projected 3,600 seats available for purchase, the only way to secure seats is to submit an LOI with a $20 refundable deposit and become a donor to The Owls Fund. Tickets will only be available through season ticket purchases.
The LOI Program is a formal request that requires a deposit to participate in the Priority Seat Selection Process, which uses points to fairly distribute priority when selecting seat locations among donors. All seats will be $99 for the season plus a donation to The Owls Fund.
"The time is now to be involved," Bobby Lindsey, director of ticket sales and operations, said. "Our fans have been so incredibly supportive of all our student-athletes and we have seen an increase in ticket sales in all sports. There are several opportunities to earn Priority Points such as season tickets for men's and women's basketball, baseball and softball and being an active donor to The Owls Fund."
Kennesaw State will play six home games during its inaugural season that includes non-conference contests against Edward Waters (Sept. 12), Paine College (Sept. 19) and Point University (Oct. 10). The Owls also will host Big South Conference opponents Gardner-Webb (Oct. 17), Monmouth (Oct. 31) and Charleston Southern (Nov. 7).
More information on the Priority Points Program is available at www.KennesawStateFootball.com. Fans can talk to a ticket representative and submit their LOI by calling the KSU Athletics Ticket Office at 470-578-OWLS (6957).
Fifth Third Bank is the Official Bank of Kennesaw State Athletics. Fifth Third Bank
Stadium is the home of women's soccer, women's lacrosse and football, which will play
its inaugural season in 2015.
Keep up with Kennesaw State Athletics by following KSU on Twitter @KSUOwlNation and or by liking Kennesaw State Owls on Facebook. You also can follow Kennesaw State football at @KennesawSTFB and The Owls fund on Twitter at @TheOwlsFund.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.