MORGANTOWN—According to university officials, West Virginia has currently sold 13,200 football season ticket packages, up from approximately 7,500 just last week per Matt Wells, Senior Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs.
June 1st was the season ticket priority deadline for renewals, so that more than likely explains the large spike in recent sales.
Those figures also do not include those that mailed in their order forms over the past few days, and that figure will be updated as information is entered into the ticket office’s computer system. According to Wells, sales are expected to be the heaviest from yesterday until tomorrow.
West Virginia has not publicly released any strategy for how tickets will be distributed this fall regarding the admission of fans, but officials continue to discuss various scenarios with medical experts for the best directives regarding the issue. And with guidelines regarding the coronavirus continuously in a state of change, it is hard to accurately estimate how athletics will look like by the time football season approaches, although Wells has said that fans with season ticket packages will be given first priority.
Due to the developments related to COVID-19, the WVU Athletic Department had previously canceled the 2020 online “Optional Seat Selection Process,” previously scheduled for late May/early June for new and current WVU season tickets holders.
In previous years, Mountaineer Athletic Club (MAC) members were able to upgrade their seats using an interactive website during the Optional Seat Selection Process in mid-June. Each MAC member was assigned a 15-minute time slot based upon the amount of their donation to the university (as well as other factors) to view available seats and either purchase new tickets and/or move their existing seats.
Football season ticket holders looking to upgrade/move their seats are now required to complete a form located at wvusports.com/seatupgrade if they want to change their seating arrangements for the 2020 football season. The Mountaineer Ticket Office will then follow up with customers in mid-June to discuss the status of their requests. Account holders that do not complete the form will not receive follow-up instructions regarding upgrade/relocation opportunities.
In regards to seating arrangements and the availability of tickets, Big 12 conference foe Iowa State has already adopted a model based on the current guidelines that would limit Jack Trice Stadium in Ames to 30,000 spectators, with all of the those going to season ticket holders.