KSU football reaps benefits from baseball
by John Bednarowski
June 11, 2014 04:00 AM | 1594 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
While Fifth Third Bank Stadium has hosted football on a high school level, it still awaits the first game of its primary tenant, Kennesaw State.
<BR>Special photo by Cecil Copeland
While Fifth Third Bank Stadium has hosted football on a high school level, it still awaits the first game of its primary tenant, Kennesaw State.
Special photo by Cecil Copeland
Kennesaw State’s football team just got an assist from their friends on the diamond.

Bobby Lindsey, director of ticket sales and operations, said the exposure the Owls’ baseball team received the last two weeks, as it made its historic run to the NCAA super regional, resulted in a spike of football season-ticket orders.

“We had quite a few (orders),” Lindsey said. “That trip to Florida State, and then to Louisville, spurred an interest.”

With still more than a year until the Owls’ Sept. 12, 2015, home kickoff against Edward Waters, Kennesaw State has received deposits for more than 3,000 of the available 3,600 season tickets.

“The alumni have been hearing about a potential football program for more than 20 years,” Lindsey said, “and now it’s here. It’s going to be special.”

Kennesaw State sold 1,000 season tickets in just under six months, and at the current pace, the allotted tickets will be spoken for by the end of the football team’s first fall practice.

At that time, Lindsey said, a waiting list will begin.

Athletic director Vaughn Williams said there will be a final push by getting coaches and players out into the community. While the plan for appearances has not been finalized, he said it will be fun.

“I’m excited,” Williams said. “Three thousand is a big milestone. It’s tremendous, but this fall, we always planned on a big push, and we’re going to get after it.”

To guarantee seats, fans must submit a letter of intent and a refundable $20 deposit, as seats will only be available through season-ticket purchases.

The letter of intent program is a formal request that requires a deposit to enter into a priority seating program that will use points to distribute priority when selecting seat locations among donors. All seats are $99 for the season, plus a required donation to The Owls Fund.

Season-ticket holders will have the opportunity to choose their seats at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in February 2015, based on their priority points standing.

Lindsey said fans will be able to begin using their seats at Kennesaw State’s first spring game.

Information on the priority points program is available at www.kennesawstatefootball.com. Fans can also get more information, or submit a letter of intent, by calling the athletics ticket office at (770) 423-6957.
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