By: Lanetra Bennett
July 28, 2013
Tallahassee, FL - Single game tickets for FAMU football went on sale Monday.
Season tickets have been on sale since June. The athletic department says those sales are up from last year, and are around where sales were the year before last.
While many anticipated ticket sales would go back up now that the Marching 100 band suspension is lifted, fans say the energy behind head football coach Earl Holmes is drawing excitement.
Jason Doster says he plans to buy season tickets. He says, "Three of our players here from Tallahassee went to the NFL and now are coaching. I think that gives a little celebrity buzz. Having five NFL players now coaching. So, I think even if the band wasn't there, I just think people are looking forward to putting that experience to work. I'm really looking forward to it."
Angela Suggs, the assistant director of marketing with the FAMU Athletics Department, says, "We see that energy returning. Coach Holmes' theme is Rattler Pride. It's renewed, it'd redeemed, and it's restored. We definitely want to make sure that all Rattlers and friends of FAMU are in Bragg Memorial Stadium. We hope to sell out."
FAMU's first football game is September first in Orlando and the first home game is September 7th.
Please see the press release below for more information and the link to find full ticket prices and the season schedule.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (July 29) -- The Rattlers open up their ticket office to welcome the purchase of single game tickets July 29.
The first home game of the season will take place Sept. 7, as the Rattlers are scheduled to play Tennessee State. This is the Hall of Fame weekend for the Rattlers. Reserved seating is priced at $30 and general admission is $25.The family 4-pack general admission seating is $60. These prices apply for the games against Tennessee State, North Carolina A&T and Delaware State.
Group general admission tickets are $15. In order to purchase group general admission tickets you must register your group. The minimum purchase is 20 tickets to receive the general admission group rate. These standards for group admission apply for all games throughout the season.
The Rattlers will take on Samford University, Sept. 14. For this game the Rattlers will be acknowledging the support from young fans with a Youth Day. Youth Day will offer young supporters of the Rattlers under the ages of 18 the opportunity to enjoy the game at a discounted rate. Game tickets are required for all fans ages 2 and above. General admission for youth and youth groups will be $10. General admission youth must be accompanied by an adult. The adult must purchase a standard reserved ticket for $30 or general admission ticket for $25 or be a season ticket holder.
The most anticipated game of the season, Florida A&M’s Homecoming game, will take place Oct. 19. The Rattlers will host MEAC rival Howard University. All tickets for this game will be $40. As a tribute to breast cancer awareness, the Rattlers will be hosting a “Think Pink!”, game as they take on North Carolina A&T on Oct. 26.
For the final home game of the season the Rattlers will welcome in the Tallahassee community to help celebrate a community day. This game will take place Nov. 16, against Delaware State University. The group and youth admission rate for this game is $10.
Although, single game tickets sales have begun, season tickets are still available starting at only $85. For information regarding parking, tailgates, RVs and disabled parking please contact the Rattler Boosters at 850-224-6093.
Single game tickets are available online through Ticketmaster. Service fees will apply. Access to the Florida A&M game information is also available at www.FAMUAthletics.com by clicking on “TICKETS”. Rattler fans can also contact the FAMU ticket office at 1-800-843-0788 to purchase tickets. For more information contact Vaughn Wilson at 850-599-3849.