With the football program’s inaugural season set for the fall of 2015 at Fifth Third Bank Stadium, season tickets bought through the university’s letter of intent program will be priced at $99 through the 2017 season.
“Looking at other peer institutions, and other schools in the Southeast, we looked at all the average pricing of conferences like the Big South and Ohio Valley,” said Bobby Lindsey, director of ticket sales and operations. “We also looked at what Georgia State and Georgia Southern were charging.
“We’ve been accepting ticket pledges since April and we’ve been up to 25 percent, which is awesome. There’s an energy level here, I should say.”
Kennesaw State’s letter of intent program requires prospective ticket holders to fill out a form and pay a $20 refundable deposit to become eligible for the priority seat program. With Fifth Third Bank Stadium’s capacity limited to 8,300 seats, and a chunk of those seats going to students, recruits and other guests, fewer than 4,000 seats are currently available.
“With the limited number of seating, we’re unable to guarantee seating, and that’s where the priority plan comes in,” Lindsey said. “So far, every single one of our fans who have purchased a deposit will have a priority seating plan. Most of the schools in the United States have a priority seating plan.”
The earlier an individual signs, the better chance they have at earning more priority points.
Fans can get points for being a Kennesaw State alum, and points are also guaranteed for those who hold season tickets for other Kennesaw State sports. They can also be awarded for being a donor of the Kennesaw State fund or donors for other state schools.
“With our growing fan base, we’re guaranteed ties (in total points),” Lindsey said. “The tiebreaker is going to be how soon you submitted the deposit. That’s one benefit of getting it done early.”
The seat selection process will be held sometime in the spring of 2015.
Kennesaw State faculty and staff will have a discount rate of $75, with a limit of four tickets.
The Owls’ football program was officially launched Feb. 13, when the University System of Georgia Board of Regents approved of the university’s feasibility and business plan.
Former Georgia Tech assistant Brian Bohannon was hired as Kennesaw State’s head coach March 24, and the Owls have already gained three players commitments, including rising Kell senior safety Taylor Henkle.