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UNLV football season-ticket sales steady; officials pushing for more

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UNLV takes on Utah State on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Sam Boyd Stadium. The university is working to enhance the game-day experience.

Season-ticket sales for UNLV football are slightly ahead of last year’s figures with about one month until the Sept. 6 home opener against Northern Colorado.

As of July 30, there have been 3,684 season tickets sold for the Rebels’ six-game home schedule, said Darryl Seibel, UNLV’s associate athletic director for external affairs. At this point last year, there were 3,566 season tickets sold.

UNLV needs to average 15,000 fans per game to keep its Division I status. Last year, it averaged 17,212 fans per game and finished with 3,890 season-ticket buys.

In addition to Northern Colorado, the Rebels host Northern Illinois (Sept. 13), Fresno State (Oct. 10 for homecoming), New Mexico (Nov. 1), Air Force (Nov. 8) and UNR (Nov. 29) in the Fremont Cannon rivalry game. Over Thanksgiving weekend, the rivalry with Reno will be the best-attended game.

UNLV is working to upgrade the game-day environment at Sam Boyd Stadium with hopes of attracting more fans. It’s also coordinating with business owners to sponsor outings on game day. UNLV hopes to see a spike in attendance, especially since the team is coming off a winning season and a bowl berth.

Season tickets start at $90 for the south end zone, or as little as $15 a game. Sideline tickets are $215 for the season.

UNLV is also offering a three-game package — including the UNR game — starting at $48.

Individual game tickets will be sold starting Aug. 14. For the UNR game, tickets are $50 for the sideline and $20-$30 for the end zone. For the other five games, it’s $35 per ticket for the sideline and $14-$20 for the end zone.

Ray Brewer can be reached at 990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21.

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