Pitt football officials make final plea for ticket sales
With Heinz Field filled to more than 85 percent of capacity for Pitt football this season, the school's ticket office flooded its entire customer data base — totaling about 150,000 email addresses — with a final plea Thursday.
In a message from Justin Acierno, assistant athletic director for ticket sales/operation, Pitt said it is hoping to get 2,321 people to purchase four season tickets each to sell out the stadium for all seven home games — something that has happened only once at Heinz Field (2003).
Acierno said Pitt is 9,284 short of its goal.
“It definitely created a buzz,” said Acierno of the email blitz. “I know the phones were busy.”
ACC stadiums were filled to 85 percent of capacity last season. Only Virginia Tech's Lane Stadium (65,632) was sold out. Heinz Field capacity is 65,050, fifth-largest in the ACC.
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