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Missouri expects to sell more than 45,000 football season tickets

A sellout crowd watched Missouri beat Arkansas last season at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, a win that sealed an SEC East Division championship for the Tigers. A university spokesman says Missouri anticipates it will sell more than 45,000 football season tickets for the 2015 football season.
A sellout crowd watched Missouri beat Arkansas last season at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, a win that sealed an SEC East Division championship for the Tigers. A university spokesman says Missouri anticipates it will sell more than 45,000 football season tickets for the 2015 football season. skeyser@kcstar.com

Missouri is on pace to top last year for football season ticket sales.

So far, the Tigers have sold approximately 41,400 season tickets, which includes sales to faculty, staff, students and the public.

In an email to The Star, MU spokesman Chad Moller wrote that the athletic department is “feeling good that we’ll get to 45,000” season tickets sold.

That would top last season, when Missouri sold 44,347 season tickets. It was the second-most in program history.

The Tigers’ record is 46,786 season tickets sold for the 2012 season, which was Missouri’s first in the Southeastern Conference.

Missouri topped 40,000 season tickets in 2008 (41,413) and 2009 (40,831), but sales dipped below that threshold during the final two years of Big 12 play.

Season tickets sales were 38,441 in 2010 and rose slightly to 39,879 in 2011.

The three completed seasons of SEC play, including the 42,656 season tickets sold in 2013, represent the three most brisk seasons for season-ticket sales in Tigers history.

During that span, the average number of season tickets sold has risen by 4,455 from the final four years in the Big 12, an increase of more than 11 percent.

To reach Tod Palmer, call 816-234-4389 or send email to tpalmer@kcstar.com. Follow him on Twitter: @todpalmer.

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