Single-game ticket offerings to the Vanderbilt-Alabama encounter will not be available until early August, Commodore athletic officials said, in order to allow priority seating for more Vanderbilt season ticket holders.
Vanderbilt officials have sold more than 9,600 season tickets through June, an increase of nearly 40 percent over the same date one year ago.
"We are extremely happy with the level of support our Commodore fans are showing right now, evident by the very brisk season ticket sales. We want to make sure Black and Gold followers get the best seats available to every game," Director of Marketing Eric Nichols said. "By delaying individual ticket sales for the Alabama game for another month, we believe our season ticket momentum will continue. We realize the Alabama fan base is really excited about coming to Nashville and opening their Southeastern Conference season under Coach Saban."
Premium individual tickets for SEC games against Ole Miss, Georgia and Kentucky are $42. When available, the Alabama ticket will also cost $42. Prices to the four non-conference games are reduced, ranging from $12 for the opener against Richmond to $22 for the Eastern Michigan, Miami (Ohio) and Wake Forest outings.
Discounted single game tickets in end zone sections J-L of Vanderbilt Stadium also are available, with prices ranging from $22 for all SEC games and $12 for the four non-SEC games.
Starting Monday, Commodore fans and college football enthusiasts can purchase individual tickets by phone - 615/322-GOLD (option 1) or toll-free at 1-877-44-VANDY.
Purchases through Vanderbilt's official athletic website, www.vucommodores.com, started Sunday, July 1.
The Vanderbilt Athletic Ticket Office, located in McGugin Center on Jess Neely Drive, will begin selling individual tickets on Monday and Tuesday, July 2-3, close for Independance Day, then reopen on Thursday, July 5. Regular hours for the Athletic Ticket Office is 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.
"We're pleased to get underway with individual ticket sales, and looking forward to getting busy as the 2007 season approaches," Vanderbilt Marketing Director Eric Nichols said. "It's an outstanding schedule. The non-conference games concluding with reigning ACC champion Wake Forest feature very competitive matchups. Fans of Alabama, Ole Miss, Georgia and Kentucky think their teams are improved over last year. It looks like a great schedule for Commodore fans and followers of college football in general."
"Even as we begin individual ticket sales, it's still important to remember that the best value for Vanderbilt fans is through season tickets," Nichols added. Commodore season ticket packages start as low as $99 per person (sections J-L). Season tickets for premium sideline seats are $175. The team also is offering a $275 "Family Plan" season ticket option featuring two adult and two youth end-zone tickets with additional youth purchases for only $60 each.