BSU football season tickets on pace with 2012 record

Friday open house at Bronco Stadium will show fans which seats remain available.

ccripe@idahostatesman.comJune 19, 2013 

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Boise State football vs. Miami (OH) Saturday Sept. 15, 2012 at Bronco Stadium in Boise.

DARIN OSWALD — doswald@idahostatesman.com

Season-ticket sales for the 2013 Boise State football team are right on pace with last year, ticket manager Anita Guerricabeitia said. The school has completed the renewal process with about an 83 percent retention rate, she said.

This week, fans can upgrade their existing season tickets, the 800 people on the waiting list get their chance to buy and, on Friday, the ticket office will hold an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. at Bronco Stadium to generate new sales.

The open house will include markings showing which seats are available.

"Next week will be huge," Guerricabeitia said. "It always helps for people to have a visual of the stadium and to be able to see what's available. We started doing that four years ago and it's been really positive."

Boise State sold a school-record 24,133 season tickets last season and averaged a record 35,404 fans per game.

This year's season tickets range from $230 to $390 for adults, plus Bronco Athletic Association memberships where applicable. Family plans (two adults, two juniors) are $786.

Next on the ticket office agenda: handling all of the ticket requests for away games, which will be filled using the new priority points system.

The school received more than enough orders to cover its 3,000-ticket allotment for the season opener at Washington and the 1,500-ticket allotment for the BYU game could sell out. Fans will learn whether they got tickets in early July.

Remaining away tickets likely will go on sale in July. Tickets for individual home games likely will go on sale in late August.

CAMP CHAOS

The football program is in the middle of a three-camp, 10-day stretch that involves about 1,500 young players.

The youth camp was last Monday-Wednesday (400 players ages 8-13), the Elite Camp was Saturday-Sunday (500 individual high school players) and the high school team camp started Sunday and ends Wednesday (about 600 players on a dozen teams).

This is the first year Boise State split the high school teams and individuals, allowing coaches to tailor the schedule to the different groups and provide a shorter camp for recruiting prospects who often visit multiple summer camps.

Chadd Cripe: 377-6398, Twitter: @IDS_BroncoBeat

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