Aug 7, 2014 5:26 PM by UL Sports Information
LAFAYETTE - Coming off a third straight nine-win season, a third consecutive victory in a bowl game and the 2013 Sun Belt Championship, the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns have set a new school record for football season tickets with just over three weeks to go until the kickoff of the 2014 season.
The current total of 12,276 marks the fourth consecutive year the Ragin' Cajuns have set a season-ticket record, eclipsing last year's mark of 11,833.
"With the excitement building off the past three years, our fans have come out in full force," UL Ticket Manager Matt Casbon said. "Those fans that have been here a long time have really continued their support, and our hat goes off to them for increasing their season ticket purchases. With the new fan base that we're receiving, we can't thank them enough for joining our team and allowing us to break the season ticket record for a fourth straight year."
Louisiana, which finished 9-4 last season and claimed its first Sun Belt Conference championship since 2005, will open its fourth season under head coach Mark Hudspeth on Aug. 30 when it faces in-state opponent Southern. The meeting will be the second between the schools with the Ragin' Cajuns earning a 42-19 victory on Sept. 5, 2009 before a Cajun Field-record crowd of 41,357.
"We're really excited to break the record so early, but that was to be expected after a third straight bowl win," Hudspeth said. "My challenge to our fans is that we can still do so much more. I really feel that we will do that before the first game and I encourage our fans who haven't bought season tickets to get them now and join in the excitement of great college football at Cajun Field."
Season ticket packages start for as low as $110 for a six-game slate that features dates against in-state opponents Southern (Aug. 30) and Louisiana Tech (Sept. 6), plus Sun Belt Conference games against Georgia State (Oct. 4), Arkansas State (Oct. 21), South Alabama (Nov. 1) and Appalachian State (Nov. 22).
Reserved seating begins at $135 and midfield seats are available for $150. Fans can also take advantage of the "Family 5-Pack," which consists of five tickets per game, for $405. Corporate/Group tickets discounts are also available for groups of 25 or more.
Ragin' Cajuns fans that purchase season tickets will also have the ability to print their tickets at home and will have mobile ticket access on their smartphone.
The venerable stadium will see several new changes this season, highlighted by the addition of approximately 6,000 seats in the south end zone which will increase capacity to nearly 37,000. With the expansion of the south end zone, fans will be able to access a new concession stand and restroom facility.
A new video display system will also be in place for the beginning of the season, featuring a 15HD pixel layout and measure 30-feet tall by 54-feet wide. The display can be configured to show one large image for live video and instant replays, but can also be divided into multiple sections to show a variety of graphics and animations, statistics and scoring information, and advertising and sponsorship messages.
For more information, call the Ragin' Cajuns ticket office at (337) 265-2357 or visit RaginCajuns.com/SeasonTickets.