UH ticket sales down, but they hope for a late surge for the season opener

HA NOte: “Based upon early trends, the University of Hawai’i is projecting a distribution of “about 33,000-35,000 tickets” for its Sept. 4 season-opening football game with Central Arkansas, athletic director Jim Donovan said. With 10 days remaining, Donovan and UH officials said they are “hopeful” a surge of walk-up sales in the waning days might lift the projections — which includes both sales and “comps” — higher.”

About how they distributed 39,446 tickets for the 2008 opener vs. Weber State and had a turnstile count of 36,247, JD said about this year’s opener:
“When all is said and done, we may be down about 5,000 tickets from last year.” (HA)

About how playing a D-IAA team is a factor for ticket sales, JD said:
“If it was USC, I don’t think it would be a problem.” (HA)

HA Note: “He speculated that many potential ticket purchasers will wait until closer to kickoff to make sure they can attend before buying a ticket.”

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