Penn State Tries Boosting Football Attendance By Bundling Premier Games

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By Jim Melwert

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Penn State single-game tickets will go on sale this coming Tuesday, but if you want to buy tickets to the marquee match-ups on the home schedule, you better clear your calendar.

Those marquee matchups are Michigan on Oct 12th, and Nebraska on Nov 23rd. If you want tickets to the Michigan game, you’ll also have to buy tickets for the Sept. 7th home opener against Eastern Michigan. Nebraska tickets are paired with Kent State on September 21st.

Ticket prices for single games range from $70 to $140, and there’s no discount with the bundles.

Athletic Director Dave Joyner says it’s all a move to stop a steady decline in average attendance. That’s been slipping, down from almost 109,000 per game in 2007 to under 97,000 last year. Joyner says it’s an attempt to increase the fan experience, and to make things more interesting.

Other home games for Penn State this year, Illinois, Purdue, and Central Florida.