"The attraction of this plan is more than a price reduction," Commodore Interim Director of Marketing Eric Nichols said. "Our team will be exciting and competitive, featuring more returning starters than any other team in the conference.
"The on-campus schedule is outstanding, from the opener against a SEC East rival to games against Florida and Tennessee at the end of the year. A college football fan couldn't ask for much more of a home schedule."
The Commodore Plan, representing the largest category of football season ticket holders, is $140. It is reduced 13.6% from the 2003 price of $162, and nearly 30% less than buying individual tickets to all six home games.
Vanderbilt will also sell individual season tickets under $100 for the first time in five years. Seats in two south end zone sections are available for $99.
"We wanted to reward existing season ticket holders while enticing new and former fans into the stadium to watch the Commodores. We are going to bring more families to the stadium. In the process, we hope to create more support of Vanderbilt football," Nichols added.
Head Coach Bobby Johnson, entering his third season with the Commodores, expressed his pleasure with the announcement.
"I think the prices give people in Nashville and throughout middle Tennessee another reason to check out our team and university. Our team is working hard to make it an exciting year for all Commodore fans. Bigger crowds supporting our team will have a positive impact on our team," Johnson said.
Vanderbilt opens the season by hosting South Carolina on Sept. 4. Other home games include Mississippi State, Oct. 2; Rutgers, Oct. 9; Eastern Kentucky, Oct. 23; Florida, Nov. 6; and Tennessee, Nov. 20. The Tennessee game will be played at Vanderbilt Stadium for the first time since 1998.
Additional information on football season tickets is available at 615/322-GOLD, toll-free at 877/44-VANDY, or via the official Vanderbilt athletics website, www.vucommodores.com.
• Commodore Plan ($140.00, was $162.00, down 13%) This season ticket alternative is the most popular each season, offering premium seat locations.
• South End Zone ($99.00, was $110.00, down 11%) This alternative is the lowest priced individual Commodore season ticket offered in five years. It is limited to Sections K-L above the south end zone of Vanderbilt Stadium.
• Family Pack ($215.00, was $215.00, no change) This alternative includes two adult and two youth ticket in Section K-L above the south end zone of Vanderbilt Stadium. This plan is the least expensive season ticket for families.
• Vanderbilt Faculty/Staff Plan ($70.00, was $80.00, down 13%) Employees are eligible for half-priced season tickets in premium seating areas.