MU Football season ticket renewal rates compare favorably to 2015

5 months 2 weeks 6 days ago May 02, 2016 May 2, 2016 Monday, May 02 2016 Monday, May 02, 2016 12:40:00 AM CDT in Sports
By: Caileigh Peterson, KOMU 8 Sports

COLUMBIA- After finishing with a 5-7 overall record and a 1-7 SEC record the Missouri Football Team is looking forward to its season.

In his first year as head coach Barry Odom will take to Faurot Field alongside his new coaching staff on September 10 for the home opener. The Tigers just wrapped up Spring Camp.

The deadline to renew season tickets was April 15. The Missouri Athletic Department is looking at renewal rates to assess how they compare to years past. 

"We're tracking a little bit behind. We're at about a 75 percent renewal rate right now which isn't bad. We certainly want more." Missouri Athletic Director, Mack Rhoades said.

Rhoades and the Missouri athletic department expect the final numbers to compare favorably to past renewal rates.

"We think that at the end of the day we'll reach somewhere around 85 percent." Rhoades said.

That is similar to renewal rates across the county.

"When you talk about renewal rates, great spectacular renewal rates are 90 percent and above and dismal renewal rates are 60 percent and below. We also compare it to coming off the 2012 season where we were 5 and 7 and we are ahead of that mark." Rhoades said. 

Coming off back to back SEC east titles, the Tigers didn't sell out a single home game last season. Rhoades and the Athletic Department are looking to find ways to consistently sell out more home football games.

"We need to adopt a professional sports model where we've got a team of folks that's all they're doing everyday, making phone calls from 9 to 7 o'clock, 8 to 8 o'clock asking people to buy tickets. That's something we will plan to implement as we go into the new year." Rhoades said. 

Tickets can be purchased at the MUTigers webpage.



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