Illinois football announces huge increase in season ticket sales ahead of 2023 season
Illinois football is getting ready for Year 3 of Bret Bielema’s tenure leading the program. After an 8-win campaign and momentum for the future, fans have responded to the results with a surge of ticket sales for the 2023 season.
According to a Wednesday announcement, Illinois has sold over 6,000 new season tickets coming out of 2022. That is an increase of 300% in terms of new season tickets for the program.
We asked, and our fans showed up. Over 6,000 new season tickets have already been sold!
New season tickets are up from 2022; make sure to join the famILLy: https://t.co/aqV84DcoOd#Illini // #HTTO // #famILLy pic.twitter.com/rc5bxIyIjv
— Illinois Football (@IlliniFootball) April 13, 2023
The surge in ticket sales comes after the program announced a “FamILLy First” initiative during the winter. That initiative dropped season ticket prices by an average of 17% across Memorial Stadium with Bielema and the administration hoping to turn Champaign into a tough place to play for the opposition.