UF Student Football Ticket Sales Witness Dry Spell
The deadline has passed for the University of Florida Student Ticket Lottery and a significant chunk may be missing from the usual crowd of 90-thousand that Gator fans are used to seeing on game day.
There are still 900 unsold student season football tickets, for many students like graduating UF senior Kayla Robins, that number comes as a surprise.
She says, "It's just kind of sad. It's really something to go into that stadium and have every seat be full, or really, have more than every seat be full, when you kind of just get half a seat to stand in the whole time. To have that many seats open, it'll take away from the experience."
In attempts to sell the so far unwanted tickets, the University Athletic Association has extended the deadline of the ticket lottery twice.
There's been a student ticket lottery for 8 years and this is the first time there were any unsold tickets.
Season tickets this year cost $105.
Students have blamed a lack of fan confidence and money as some of the reasons the ticket office has been seeing trouble.
UAA representative, Mark Gajda says he is confident the remaining tickets will be sold.
Any unsold student tickets will become "unclaimed," and open to sell to any student who did not win the lottery.
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