Take advantage of early football ticket sales

2018 football tickets graphicGood news, Rams fans: You can purchase or renew your season tickets for the 2018 football season AND take advantage of tax savings for 2017.

Fans who had tickets in premium, priority and/or general seating areas this season, or had tickets for the New Belgium Porch or Orthopaedic and Spine Center for the Rockies Field Club, have the opportunity to renew their commitment for 2018. A portion of those renewal fees is tax deductible.

Fans who wish to defer their renewals will have until March 1 to do so. The only difference is that renewal by Dec. 31 can lead to savings on their 2017 taxes.

“We are beginning our season ticket renewal process now to be sure we effectively serve the interests of our great fans,” said Joe Parker, CSU’s director of athletics. “Offering the opportunity to renew or purchase new season tickets in December provides our season ticket partners the option to spread payments over a six-month period, and enables those who purchase priority seating and VIP memberships to the New Belgium Porch and Orthopaedic & Spine Center of the Rockies Field Club to apply the donation portion of their payment to their 2017 taxes, should they choose to do so.”

CSU, which plays Marshall on Saturday, Dec. 16, in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl, set records in 2017 for season tickets sold (15,000), total home attendance (192,369) and average home attendance (32,062) at the new on-campus stadium.

Exciting 2018 schedule

The 2018 home schedule includes a date with Southeastern Conference foe Arkansas – just the second SEC team to visit Fort Collins – Border War rival Wyoming and the annual Rocky Mountain Showdown vs. Colorado in Denver. Season tickets will be $250.

“We feel like Rams football provides one of the best entertainment values in college football,” Ferris said.

Ferris said season tickets provide a substantial savings for fans while also guaranteeing a seat for home games. Last season, fans who bought single-game tickets for all six home games spent an average of $387, while the most expensive tickets cost an average of $1,670. Single-game tickets purchased through CSU cost $270.

Payment options aplenty

Fans can take up to six months to pay for their season tickets, depending on purchase date. Fans, for example, renewing in December or January can set up a six-month payment plan through June. If you renew in March you will have four months to pay.

Three-game mini-plans and single-game tickets will go on sale next summer. Fans wishing to change their 2017 seat location can begin that process April 4. Fans wishing to purchase tickets for the New Belgium Porch and Orthopaedic and Spine Center Field Club can get on a waiting list at that time.

For more information contact the CSU ticket office online or by calling (800) 491-7267.