Originally created 02/09/02

South Carolina raises ticket prices



COLUMBIA, S.C. -- It's going to cost a little more to see South Carolina football games next fall, but if loyal Gamecock fans stay true, even those tickets won't be around for too long.

The university's board of trustees approved a $2 increased for all six home games Friday.

Games against New Mexico State (Aug. 31), Temple (Sept. 21), Mississippi State (Oct. 5) and Arkansas (Nov. 9) will be $24. When the Gamecocks host Georgia (Sept. 14) and Tennessee (Nov. 2), tickets will cost $29. Season ticket packages will cost $154.

South Carolina went 9-3 last year and finished the season ranked 13th in The Associated Press poll after a 31-28 win against Ohio State - the Gamecocks second-straight Outback Bowl win.

Last season the school sold out of tickets more than a month before the first game. South Carolina has had season sellouts the past five years, but until last year, they had come closer to the season's start.

Williams-Brice seats 80,250 people.

The Gamecocks raised the priced $2 last year on selected games for four home games but didn't change it for three others.

South Carolina's ticket prices are less than some other schools in the Southeastern Conference. Tennessee charges up to $41 for a seat to see the Volunteers but Kentucky has tickets for just $22.