PISCATAWAY, N.J. (July 15, 2014) -- Nearly three weeks before Rutgers makes single-game football tickets available to the general public, the school has already surpassed 27,000 season packages sold – a whopping 46 percent increase from just two years ago.
And a recent independent report by Vividseats.com., a secondary market ticket vendor, confirmed what Rutgers Ticket Office officials have been saying all along: A season ticket plan or mini plan is a bargain compared to the prices expected on the secondary market.
Subject to availability, individual tickets will go on sale to the general public on Aug. 4. At that point, Rutgers will use dynamic pricing for all of its Big Ten home games.
According to a report recently issued by Vividseats.com, Rutgers home football tickets ranked as the 22nd-most expensive in the country at an average price of $191 on the secondary market.
Season tickets packages through the Rutgers Ticket Office, meanwhile, start as low as $265 for all six home games. Three-game mini-plans are on sale for $177 (end zone) or $210 (upper sideline).
Rutgers’ home schedule features four Big Ten opponents: Penn State (Sept. 13), Michigan (Oct. 4), Wisconsin (Nov. 1) and Indiana (Nov. 15).
The season ticket total currently stands at 27,126. Rutgers sold 22,040 season tickets in 2013 and 18,553 in 2012.
Three-game mini plan sales are up more than 1,100 compared to last year.
“We thought 27,000 (season tickets) was attainable even before the schedule was released because that was about the same increase we saw from 2012 to 2013,” said Geoff Brown, Senior Associate Athletic Director and Chief Marketing Officer, who originally set 27,000 season tickets as the goal. “Our fans are realizing that they can get a season ticket for the same price as a single-game ticket on the secondary market.”
Prior to the public sale, season ticket holders will have the exclusive right to purchase a limited number of single-game tickets for each home game on a first-come, first-served basis from July 28 to Aug. 1. The eligibility is based on each fan’s priority point standings as of April 30, 2014 and is subject to availability.
Starting with the public sale on Aug. 4, single-game tickets for Penn State, Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana, subject to availability, will be dynamically priced based on several factors, including observed prices on the secondary market (for frequently asked questions about dynamic ticket pricing, go to http://www.scarletknights.com/tickets/dynamic_pricing14.pdf).
To purchase season tickets or mini plans, or for further information, call the Rutgers Ticket Office at 866-445-GORU between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.