Jan. 28, 2010
SEATTLE - Even with the Huskies' season ending just more than a month ago, Washington football fans have never really moved into "offseason" mode.
Jake Locker's mid-December announcement that he was returning to the UW for his senior season, despite many analysts labeling him as potentially the top quarterback draft prospect, combined with the potential of a top-10 ranked recruiting class has Husky fans excited for spring practice and already preparing for the 2010 season.
More than 1,200 new season ticket deposits have already been accepted for the upcoming season. And, an early-bird email ticket renewal program yielded more than 3,200 season ticket renewals in the last few weeks.
So, it is no surprise that athletic department officials expect a strong response when printed renewal packets hit Washington season ticket holders' mailboxes this week.
"We've been really pleased with the response so far," said David Gravenkemper, UW's assistant athletic director for ticket sales and customer service. "The strong finish to last season, the return of maybe the best quarterback in the country and a continued sense of confidence and optimism in the program have all really inspired our fans. Our ticket sales staff has really received a lot of positive feedback this year."
Packets were mailed today and include 2010 renewal pricing, season ticket policies, an update on parking and the ongoing voter-approved Sound Transit Light Rail project and a renewal invoice.
Fans can also learn more about both new and renewal season football tickets online by clicking on www.GoHuskies.com/tickets/wash-waitlist.html. For additional questions, the Husky Ticket Office staff is available by calling (206) 543-2200.