By Josh Kendall –
As of midweek, the Gamecocks had sold 49,070 season tickets, just 780 short of last year’s total at this time. South Carolina is coming off a 3-9 season and likely will be picked to finish in the bottom half of the SEC East when preseason predictions are released at SEC Media Days later this month.
The Gamecocks are looking to boost group sales with themed days, including Youth Football Day, Faith and Family Day and Teacher Appreciation Day at the UMass game on Oct. 22, and Scout Day at the Western Carolina game on Nov. 19. The team’s first-timer sales have increased this year to 3,523 from 2,717.
“Our outbound ticket sales partner, IMG Learfield Ticket Solutions, does a fantastic job selling season and group tickets,” South Carolina senior associate athletics director Charles Bloom told The State via a statement. “Through a proactive strategy, they have created innovative initiatives that have been successful since they’ve come on board in 2013, selling more than 20,000 tickets through group sales annually. We feel that once we get fans into Williams-Brice Stadium, they’ll want to come back for more Gamecock football games.”