Eight Great Reasons to Get Football Season Tix
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The deadline for renewing football season tickets just passed, but that doesn’t mean it’s over, as fans can still get a great spot for the 2018 season as the Lobos look to get back to a bowl game for the third time in four seasons (which would tie a program best over any four-year stretch).
Why get season tickets to Lobo Football? Let us count the ways for you.
- Your season ticket purchase helps all sports. When season tickets are purchased, that money doesn’t just go to help the football team, it goes into a general fund to help all 22 Lobo sports. It helps the budgeting process, and it helps all our programs.
- The Schedule. It’s great. The season opens with Incarnate Word, a first-time opponent for the Lobos. Yes, they are an FCS team, but it’s the season opener, and really, you should be coming to watch the Lobos. Plus, the game will be the perfect start to a great Labor Day weekend that promises to have great weather. Usually the opener is at night, which means a perfect September evening to catch the Lobos. The other non-conference game is Liberty University, which is coached by Turner Gill, formerly the head coach at Kansas and at Buffalo. Liberty features a solid offense, and last year the Flames went into Waco, Texas and handed Baylor a loss, so they will come to Albuquerque ready for a game. Conference-wise, the schedule can’t get much better. UNM’s four conference home games feature the first and second place finishers from each division in 2017 coming to Dreamstyle Stadium. Boise State and Fresno State were the championship game participants in 2017. Wyoming was the Mountain Division runner-up, and San Diego State and former Lobo quarterback and head coach Rocky Long were second in the West Division. There isn’t a better, and more challenging, home conference schedule than that.
- The Price Point. You cannot beat the cost of Lobo Football Season Tickets, basically because regardless of your budget, we have a ticket plan to fit it. Want to sit on the 50-yard line? Those Premium Level season tickets are $199 (not including the minimum Lobo Club donation level). Not everyone can do Lobo Club memberships and $199 to sit behind the UNM benches. No problem. Fifty-yard line seats on the East side of the stadium are just $139 a ticket. Season tickets in the corners of the stadium are just $99, and general admission end zone seats are just $86. Season ticket price-point discounts are available for youths, military and groups of 10-or more. The Lobo Family Plans will also be announced soon as well! Let’s do a comparison. A Family Season Ticket package in the end zone is $225. Using the internet, purchasing four movie tickets for six movies came out $298.56. The bonus is at the movies you don’t get free giveaways (past giveaways have included rollabanners, texting gloves, dog tags and more), and football games are events. The additional bonus and savings is everything is basically 50% off if you are a faculty and staff member, so that $225 Family Season Ticket package? If you are faculty or staff (0.5 FTE), those tickets are just $112. Lobo Football is an event that shouldn’t be missed, which leads to the next one.
- Tailgating. If a Lobo Football game is at 6 p.m., and you show up at 5:45 p.m., you are missing the point. Come out early, set up shop in the parking lot, and tailgate. Die hard Lobo fans have been known to bring TVs, cornhole and barbecues. Others bring in some sandwiches and fried chicken. The real die hards are grilling something and then slathering whatever it is in green chile. UNM has got spaces for tailgating, and your ticket isn’t just a ticket to the game, it’s a ticket to a day of fun. Tailgate lots open at a minimum of six hours prior to game time (and it might even be earlier it 2018), so it’s a chance to hang with Lobo fans, visit the Howl Zone prior to the game, listen to the band, and turn a ticket into an event. Oh yeah, speaking of chile…
- Concessions. The variety of concessions at a Lobo Football game is off the charts. Of course, you can still go to the regular windows and get a popcorn, a hot dog, nachos and a Pepsi, but there is so much more. Pulled pork? Got it. Roasting chile in the stadium? Been doing it for years. Bring in food trucks for the items Levy Restaurants doesn’t have? Done. Funnel cakes, Barbacoa beef, beer and wine throughout the stadium … the food options at Lobo Football have never been better.
- The next generation of NFL stars. Four Lobos from last year’s team were either drafted or signed to NFL camps in Jason Sanders (drafted by Miami), Lamar Jordan (Atlanta), Corey Bojorquez (New England) and Garrett Hughes (Buffalo). Lobo fans have had the chance to watch these future NFL players on the Dreamstyle Stadium turf.
- Local talent. Did you know The University of New Mexico had more native New Mexicans on its 2017 roster than any other team in Division I? The 2018 team featured eight scholarship players from The Land of Enchantment, and potentially seven of them may start for the Lobos. What better way to support New Mexico’s own than sitting in the stands cheering them on! Speaking of cheering…
- Home field advantage. Gabe Ortega, who starred at Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho and is on scholarship at UNM, had this to say about the home crowd. “There’s no better feeling than running out of the tunnel on game day knowing there’s a city invested in you and your teammates and all the work you put in.” That is a sentiment that all Lobo fans can get behind.
That’s just some of the reasons that you should want to buy Lobo Football season tickets. Head over to https://golobos.com/sports/2018/2/7/2018-football-ticket-central.aspx for all the information, or contact Joe Gehling, Director of Ticket Sales at 505-925-1620 or via Email at email@example.com. You can also call the Lobo Ticket office at 505-925-LOBO, or just head down to the Lobo Ticket Office, which is open 8:30 – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.