Last week’s win over Georgia has led to a spurt in Gamecocks football ticket sales for the home opener against Navy on Saturday.
The school has sold about 1,800 tickets this week for the 6 p.m. contest at Williams-Brice Stadium -- double the usual number for a nonconference opponent, said Lance Grantham, director of USC ticket operations.
About 3,900 seats are available for the game.
As part of a new policy, the school will fulfill student requests for an extra 2,300 tickets above their total allocation of 12,000, Grantham said. USC will try to meet student demand if a game is not sold out by the Thursday before kickoff.
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Games against Auburn, Florida and Clemson are sold out. South Carolina has about 7,000 tickets remaining for Vanderbilt; 7,700 for Kentucky; and 3,600 for The Citadel, Grantham said.
This year’s season ticket sales of 47,591 are just short of the high since seat licenses to pay for new facilities were imposed on top of admission costs three years ago.
But sales are up by 1,600 tickets from a year ago when the Gamecocks won the SEC East for the first time.
Season tickets remain available. They include the cost of the tickets ($320), Gamecock Club membership (starting at $55 a year) and the seat fee ($50-$395 depending on location).