A common question is where the Huskies stand in season ticket sales, something we haven’t updated for a few months.
The answer, as revealed by UW officials today, is a little bit behind the pace of a year ago.
UW reports that it has sold 40,668 season tickets compared to 42,228 at this point in 2010.
UW officials say that’s not unexpected considering the boost in sales last year after the announcement of Jake Locker’s return. The schedule also isn’t quite as enticing this fall as last considering there is no big-name non-conference foe like Nebraska, and the Apple Cup will be played at Qwest Field — and wasn’t part of the season ticket package anyway.
The average ticket price has also increased by 2.5 percent this year, though UW officials said earlier in the year they didn’t think that has had an impact on sales, saying that’s consistent with the standard rate.
The reality is that while there are still three months to the season, the pace of sales usually doesn’t change a whole lot from this point.
UW last year ended up with 44,109 season tickets (and none of these totals include students, which last year totaled 6,133, instead portraying simply sales to the general public).
Here are the final season ticket numbers since 2006:
2006 — 42,598
2007 — 43,516
2008 — 43,497
2009 — 40,600
2010 — 44,109
Figure UW to again be right in that same area in 2011.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— The Times is hosting a live chat Wednesday at noon with Ron Crockett, who is the president of Emerald Downs and also a major booster of UW athletics. He will be available to answer questions about a variety of topics, including UW athletics. Here is a short bio of Crockett.
— Former UW QB Mark Brunell is reportedly emerging from bankruptcy and hoping to play again in 2011.
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller has a look at all of the Pac-12 games picked up so far by ABC/ESPN.
— You can vote here on what you think of USC’s sanctions.
— HeismanPundit wonders if Chris Polk’s Heisman chances might be better if he played at Oregon.
All for now.