Big Rapids, Mich. - The Ferris State University Athletics Department has announced ticket information pertaining to home contests for the 2013 fall sports season, which includes FSU football, volleyball and women's soccer action.
Bulldog fans can currently purchase both season and individual game tickets for all five Ferris State football home contests this fall, which includes a pair of premium games versus Grand Valley State and Saginaw Valley State at Top Taggart Field.
Season tickets are on sale now and an individual season ticket allowing admittance to all five home games is only $45. The Division II Pass for Two, which includes admittance to all Bulldog sports except hockey, is being offered again for $150 and includes access to more than 50 contests throughout the year.
Fans will receive a significant discount for purchasing single-game football tickets in advance this season. Adult single-game tickets are $9 in advance or $12 on gameday for general admission seating for all non-premium contests, which includes games against Lake Erie (Sept. 14), Wayne State (Nov. 2) and Northern Michigan (Nov. 16). Meanwhile, FSU faculty/staff and seniors (ages 65 and up) are $8 in advance or $12 on gameday while students in grades K-12 are $6 in advance or $8 on gameday. All Ferris State students are admitted free with a valid student ID card.
Two premium games are also on this year's fall home slate, including the homecoming matchup against Saginaw Valley State (Oct. 5) and the Anchor-Bone Classic versus rival Grand Valley State (Oct. 12). Premium game prices for adults, FSU faculty/staff and seniors are $12 in advance or $15 on gameday while students K-12 are $8 in advance or $10 on gameday.
Ticket prices for FSU's home volleyball and women's soccer regular-season contests in 2013 will remain $5 for adult general admission or $3 for faculty/staff, seniors (65+) and students (age 3-12th grade). All volleyball and soccer tickets are sold only on gameday at the entrance to the facility.
Football tickets can be purchased by visiting the FSU Athletics Ticket Office inside the Ewigleben Sports Complex or by calling (231) 591-2888. Single-game tickets can also be purchased thru Star Tickets by calling (800) 585-3737, online at www.startickets.com or via the FSU Athletics Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ferrisathletics. Ticket office hours will vary during the summer months.
Ferris State's average football season and single-game ticket prices both remain below the average for teams in the GLIAC and purchasing in advance represents an affordable price over the gameday rates. Several league member schools charge more than FSU's $45 football season ticket price, including Ohio Dominican ($60) and rival Grand Valley State ($84). In addition, the Bulldogs' advanced single-game adult rate for non-premium games of $9 remains at or below the price offered at most other insitutions such as GVSU, ODU, Michigan Tech, Northern Michigan and more.
Expectations remain high for the Bulldog teams this fall, including football, volleyball and women's soccer. The Bulldog football team is coming off a 7-4 debut season in the first campaign under head coach Tony Annese that included impressive wins over Grand Valley State, Michigan Tech and Wayne State while raking among the nation's top teams in scoring and total offense. FSU also inked what has been considered the nation's top Division II recruiting class in the offseason.
Meanwhile, the Bulldog volleyball program wrapped up the 2012 campaign with a 24-8 overall record and reached the NCAA Division II Midwest Regional Semifinals for the second consecutive year under longtime head coach Tia Brandel-Wilhelm. FSU also posted a 16-2 mark in Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) North Division play and came within a single victory of claiming a second-straight conference championship. The Bulldogs have advanced to the NCAA Tournament three of the last four years to date.
Finally, women's soccer will open a new era this fall under first-year head coach Andy McCaslin, who helped FSU to the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Tournament semifinals for only the second time in school history as an assistant coach in 2012. Ferris State concluded the 2012 campaign with a 9-7-3 overall record and the program's first winning season and highest league finish since 2005.
The fall season will begin with home action starting in early September. For complete game schedules and ticket information, please visit www.FerrisStateBulldogs.com.