Following a year in which both USF football and men’s basketball turned in another losing season, the school announced it will be discounting season ticket rates for the first time in program history.
The Bulls Club Champion Seating Program will be available for the 2015-16 seasons for football and men’s and women’s basketball. The program has done away with the former required up-front donation that was needed before purchasing season tickets. Ticket prices have also been made more affordable, as they now start at $125.
Other benefits for members include the option to purchase preferred parking, access to the club levels for both sports and a “behind-the-scenes” pregame experience.
“With the goal of uniting the USF community to support our student-athletes, we listened to a broad range of USF stakeholders and consulted industry leaders to determine how we could improve customer satisfaction and increase attendance, ” Senior Associate Director of Athletics Andrew T. Goodrich said in a statement.
The 2014 USF Football season saw an average crowd of 19,317 per game at Raymond James Stadium, according to Tampa Sports Authority. The stadium can seat over 65,000 fans.
“We believe a simplified pricing model, which allows greater access to seats in more desirable locations, combined with affordability, ease of transaction and targeted discounts will help create a home venue advantage for our teams and benefit their pursuit of their team goals.”
In order to create a more powerful home-crowd atmosphere at Raymond James Stadium, tickets will only be sold in the 100 and 200 seating levels.
Fans interested in renewing their season tickets under the new program must do so for football before April 15 and anytime between May 1 and July 31 for both the men’s and women’s teams.
As of Monday, there is a new discount for alumni, faculty and staff members that offers 20 percent off the price of tickets. The sale will gradually offer less of a discount until September.
For fans looking to buy season tickets for the first time, the period to do so will begin May 1 for football and Aug. 16 for basketball.
More information is available at BullsClubChampionSeating.com and tickets can be purchased at GoUSFBulls.com or by calling 1-800-GoBulls