Fans liked what they saw from Penn State in 2016.
Following the Nittany Lions’ memorable campaign that featured a Big Ten title and Rose Bowl appearance, the program is seeing a spike in season ticket sales. Penn State announced Friday it had already sold 3,612 new season tickets (which would equal 516 season ticket packages) for the 2017 campaign. That figure was 1,358 at this time last year, according to the university.
The Nittany Lions also announced that 91.7 percent of season-ticket holders from 2016 have renewed their tickets for the 2017 campaign.
At 106,572-seat Beaver Stadium, Penn State averaged a home crowd of 100,257 during its seven home games in 2016. That ranked third in the Big Ten behind Michigan (110,468) and Ohio State (107,278).
Penn State has another seven-game home slate in 2017. James Franklin’s team will face Akron, Pitt, Georgia State, Indiana, Michigan, Rutgers and Nebraska in Happy Valley.
— James Franklin (@coachjfranklin) February 10, 2017