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March 21, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Huskies report season-ticket renewal rate of about 85 percent

New Husky Stadium hosted its first game on Aug. 31, 2013, with UW beating Boise State 38-6. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)

New Husky Stadium hosted its first game on Aug. 31, 2013, with UW beating Boise State 38-6. (Alan Berner/The Seattle Times)

The Huskies had the highest increase in home attendance of any FBS program in 2013, with an average of 68,769 fans for seven games at the new $280 million Husky Stadium.

UW averaged 58,617 fans for home games at CenturyLink Field in 2012. The average increase of 10,153 (17.3 percent) for 2013 was No. 1 among FBS programs.

Overall attendance in the Pac-12 dropped slightly in 2013, from an average of 53,619 in 2012 to 53,586 in 2013.

UW had a total of 46,978 season tickets sold for 2013. This week, UW reported sales of 40,288 season tickets for 2014, a figure that doesn’t include student tickets. That’s a renewal rate of about 85 percent (the renewal deadline was Feb. 3).

New Husky Stadium has a capacity of 70,138.

Here are UW’s season ticket totals from the past four seasons:

2013: 46,978

2012: 41,193 (at CenturyLink Field)

2011: 42,231

2010: 44,593

For 2014, season ticket prices range from $296 to $495, not including required Tyee Club donations.

Elsewhere, the Huskies have offered a scholarship to Bishop Mora Salesian (Los Angeles) wide receiver Jeremy Kelly, the brother of UW redshirt freshman cornerback Jermaine Kelly. Jeremy Kelly has offers from a handful of other Pac-12 programs, including Arizona State, California, Colorado and Utah.

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