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July 28, 2005

The University of South Carolina has established a school record for football season tickets sold, Athletics Director Eric Hyman announced today.

The Gamecocks have sold 62,618 season tickets for the 2005 football campaign, surpassing the previous mark of 62,103, set in 2002. The numbers do not include student tickets and tickets contractually obligated to visiting teams.

“This is a tremendous reflection on the enthusiasm generated for Coach Steve Spurrier and Gamecock Football,” said Hyman. “To set the all-time season ticket record speaks volumes about the fans and what the future has in store for our football program.”

Because of the spike in season ticket sales many Gamecock Club members will only receive partial game packages for the upcoming 2005 football season. The two partial season game packages consist of a six-game package which includes all home games except Clemson, and a four-game package which consists of all home games except Alabama, Florida and Clemson.

Season tickets will be mailed on Friday, August 5. Refunds for members not receiving full game packages will be mailed on Thursday, August 11.

In addition, all home single-game tickets and USC’s allotment of all individual road game tickets with the exception of the Arkansas game, have been sold out. The remaining tickets for the Arkansas contest, set for Saturday, November 5 in Fayetteville, are on sale now for Gamecock Club members. Tickets for the general public for the Arkansas game only will go sale on Monday, August 1 at 8:30 a.m. at the USC ticket office on Rosewood Drive or by calling 800-472-3267.

Individual home and away game tickets will be mailed to Gamecock Club members on Friday, August 12. Refunds for Gamecock Club members who were unable to get individual tickets for home and away games will be mailed on Thursday, August 18.