The season hasn’t started yet but the Miami Hurricanes are already happy with their performance at the box office. The Miami Herald has reported that season ticket sales are up by more than 6,000 seats and that figure is expected to rise.
The Hurricanes are excited about this, as they have had trouble filling up Sun Life Stadium ever since they moved in for the 2008 season. UM has said that the average paid attendance for last season was 47,719, which did not come close to filling the 75,542 seats available.
Single game tickets for the much anticipated game against Florida on September 7 are already sold out, despite the fact that 9,000 seats in the upper bowl, usually covered by tarps, will be available and an additional 1,313 seats that are normally reserved for BCS bowl games will be installed. The only way to get tickets, at this point, is to purchase season ticket packages. This is the first sellout Miami has had at home since the Florida State game in 2010.