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Tulane Football Ticket Sales Going Strong with Astronomical Fun

Tulane football team's FBS-record turnaround from 2021 to 2022 has translated to a 116% increase in tickets sold.

The Tulane football team's remarkable turnaround from 2021 to 2022 has had a significant impact on ticket sales. With the team ranked No. 24 in the preseason for the first time in the program's history, there has been a 116% increase in tickets sold compared to the same time last year when Tulane was coming off a 2-10 season. Additionally, new season-ticket sales have seen a staggering 1,600% increase.

Mike Miller, the director of ticket sales, expressed his excitement about the impressive numbers. He mentioned that selling new season tickets after a 2-10 season is not an easy task, but a 1,600% increase is a remarkable achievement. Miller also stated that several price points for season tickets have already sold out, and there are only a few hundred season tickets remaining. He believes that there is a high chance of selling out on season tickets by Friday due to the last-minute rush of ticket purchases.

The sellout includes all available price points, from the least expensive package starting at $77 to the most expensive option, the Glazer Family Club. Two games, one against Ole Miss on September 9th and the homecoming game against North Texas on October 21st, have already sold out. Miller predicts that the game against Tulsa on November 11th could also become a sellout. However, the regular-season finale against Texas-San Antonio may face logistical challenges due to students being out of town for Thanksgiving break.

Miller mentioned that the sections usually reserved for students account for approximately 5,000 seats. In December's American Athletic Conference championship game against Central Florida, Tulane had to turn away students for the first time due to capacity constraints. Miller expects a large student turnout at the beginning of this season and anticipates a similar situation.

The official attendance for the AAC title matchup was 30,118, the highest since the debut of Yulman Stadium in 2014. Miller expressed his excitement about the team's success and mentioned that finding tickets could become increasingly difficult if the team continues to win.

In terms of the team's progress, offensive line coach Dan Roushar is looking for more consistency and physicality from left tackle Cam Wire, a graduate transfer from LSU. Roushar acknowledged Wire's progress but emphasized the need for further improvement to reach the NFL level. Wire missed some time in camp due to a leg injury but practiced with the first unit whenever he was healthy. He is the only new starter on the offensive line, which features returning players Prince Pines, Sincere Haynesworth, Josh Remetich, and Rashad Green.

While the team faces challenges in replacing its top tacklers from last season and adjusting its running back rotation, head coach Willie Fritz's primary concern has been ensuring effective communication among the new assistant coaches and players on game day. Fritz has dedicated significant time to organizing meetings and going over game itineraries to ensure everyone is on the same page. Offensive coordinator Slade Nagle and Joshua Christian-Young will be in the press box for games, along with graduate assistants, while the other assistants will coach from the sideline.

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