Season books for the upcoming 2012 football season will be available for renewal for existing season book holders on Monday, June 11 at 9 a.m. in the Southern University Ticket Office located in the F.G. Clark Activity Center.
Fans who are not current season book holders but are interested in purchasing season books will be allowed to buy them during the renewal period.
Southern is offering discounted group rates for general admission seating in the north endzone. Fans who purchase five or more of the four-ticket books at $45 per book will receive each ticket for as low as $11 each per game.
"We want to continue to maximize value for all segments of the Jaguar Nation and especially target groups who will use the home football schedule for large group outings, such as youth groups, churches, youth programs, or local social clubs, SU alumni chapters and the like who want to plan gatherings," said Will Broussard, SUBR director of athletics.
In conjunction with the new discounted group rates, Southern is introducing a new referral program where season book holders who refer five or more people who purchase new season books by August 10 will receive four tickets to the season opener. Their names will also be entered into a drawing to be receive two suite passes for one of the Jaguars four home games.
"The tailgating atmosphere and discounted tickets, we hope, will spur renewed interest from fans and new interest from others looking to celebrate their love for Southern Football in a challenging economic climate."
Prices for 2012 season books range from $60 for north endzone seating to $152 for east box stadium seating. Single game tickets will not be available until the week of the first game and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 1-800-488-5252 when they become available.
Payment for tickets to the Bayou Classic on November 24, 2012 will be accepted at the time for season book payment. Bayou Classic Tickets for season book holders are $40 for plaza/loge level seating and $30 for plaza/loge endzone seating at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
Methods of payments accepted at the Southern University ticket office includes cash, money orders, certified or cashier's check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express.
For out of town season book purchases, fans can call and have an application sent via mail or fax. Season ticket accounts can be set up and purchase via mail to the SU ticket office. Once all account balances are paid, season tickets will be delivered by certified mail.
Personal checks are no longer accepted and the SU ticket office does not accept credit card payments over the phone.
Lot I, located near the SU Law Center, is the only parking lot available at this time for $50. RV parking is $250 for space at the F.G. Clark Activity Center and $800 for Ballentine Plaza, located on Swan Ave adjacent to the School of Nursing. Tailgate spaces are $350.
The deadline for current season book holders to renew their accounts is 4 p.m. on August 10, 2012. Any balances or renewals not paid in full by the August 10 deadline are subject to cancellation.
Southern opens the 2012 season on the road at Football Bowl Subdivision member New Mexico in Albuquerque on September 1, 2012 before hosting Mississippi Valley in the home opener September 13 in Baton Rouge.
After three consecutive weeks on the road following the Septembe3r 13 opener, Mitchell and the Jaguars will hunker down for a two-game home stand, hosting Texas Southern for homecoming on October 13 and Arkansas-Pine Bluff on October 20.
Southern will host Alabama State for the home finale on November 10 before preparing for the annual Bayou Classic against Grambling on November 24.
"By having strong home support, it helps us to become a more self-sufficient football program, which is what we need to do," said head coach Stump Mitchell. The only way we can get that done is by implementing some of the initiatives our athletic director, Dr. William Broussard, is recommending."
For more information regarding season ticket policies for the 2012 football season, contact the SU Ticket Office at 225.771.3171 or log on to gojagsports.com. The ticket office, which is located at the service entrance of the F.G. Clark Activity Center, is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.