Want to go to a Ole Miss football game? No problem because a few horrible football seasons have made that very easily attainable.
Ole Miss is down 3,000 season tickets heading into the 2012 season. Of the 45,000 season tickets, Ole Miss has sold around 32,000 not including student tickets.
“We got some work to do,” athletic director Ross Bjork said. “There’s no doubt about that. We just have to keep talking, keep pushing, keep selling.”
Meanwhile, down the road in Starkville, Mississippi State just announced that they’ve sold out their season tickets at 43,000, which included 11,000 for students.
Ole Miss just announced the Forward Together Campaign a year ago with the goal of $150 million dollars in fundraising money to renovate Vaught-Hemingway Stadium and build a new basketball arena.
Ole Miss AD Ross Bjork says that convincing people who the program will be turned around will get the sales back up.
“Get people to believe we can get this thing turned around and invest now because of the vision for the program,” Bjork said. “That’s been our message. ‘Hey, we know we’ve had some bumps along the road the last couple of years, but get in now because we’re building this program the right way.’ “
Not sure exactly what the wrong way is, but almost anything would be better than a 1-15 SEC record over the last two years, and as Mr. SEC points out, one can only wonder how those sales would be had Ole Miss named Mike Leach as Head Coach.