September 10th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

University of Wisconsin sales of season ticket packages for the home schedule that opened Saturday dropped by 2% compared to the 2018 season, according to figures reported by the UW athletic department. UW experienced a net loss of 1,391 season ticket packages over last season, most of it coming from general seating areas as opposed to suites, clubs and student sections. The 14th-ranked Badgers have a season ticket base of 65,149 for the seven home games at 80,321-seat Camp Randall Stadium. Saturday’s game against Central Michigan drew an announced crowd of 74,437. While season ticket sales fell, senior associate athletic director Justin Doherty said UW was “thrilled” to have around 94.5% of last year’s buyers renew for 2019. Renewal rates in recent years have been reported as between 95% and 99%. “We certainly want to sell every ticket, and we’re continuing to work to do that,” Doherty said. “But we think we have one of, if not the best fan base in the country, and to have those high numbers like that, I think especially in comparison to a lot of schools, is a credit to the loyalty of the fans here.” – Todd D. Milewski, Madison, Read More

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