July 13, 2009
College Football is beginning to make its way back on the newsstands, in television highlights and in what little newspaper ink there is left and the excitement has meant more activity in the Florida State ticket office. If you have not made your travel plans yet, or you are still considering tickets for home games, there is good news.
The Tallahassee Convention and Visitor’s Bureau has joined with ISP and Seminole Sports Marketing to work with local hotels and attractions to lower home game weekend rates and in many cases eliminate the two-night minimum common in previous seasons.
Michelle Wilson, the Director of Sales and Marketing for the Hampton Inn and Suites in Tallahassee and a member of the Board for the Tallahassee CVB, is happy with the cooperative effort. “We (Hampton Inns) are a proud partner with Florida State University and ISP Sports,” she said. “This football season we recognize the importance of having guests travel to Tallahassee and we are offering discounted rates and a portion of our inventory at one night stays.”
Florida State fans are encouraged to check with their favorite local properties and discover how much more affordable attending the 2009 home season will be.
“We’ve been very pleased with the fact that our partners and the Tallahassee business community recognize what a strain current conditions have placed on our out of town fans,” said Jason Dennard, FSU Director of Marketing and Promotions. “In most cases the hotels have significantly reduced the cost to come to one of the home games and that will in turn help not only FSU football but the entire community. We’ve also introduced some new ticket packages including those in the new Family Zone as well as two mini-pack options that include just three home games.”
The Family Zone seats will be located in the south end zone in locations that have become available with the movement of all FSU student tickets to the north end zone. Season Family Zone tickets are available at a reduced price of $199.00 per ticket. The new Mini-Pack and Pick-A-Plan options allow FSU fans to purchase tickets to three home games in 2009. The Mini-Pack includes tickets to Miami, Georgia Tech and Maryland and the Pick-A-Plan allows fans to choose three games from among any of the six home dates in 2009. In addition, Jacksonville State on September 12th is designated FSU’s annual “Youth Day” and tickets for any child under the age of 18 for that game are just $12.00.
Florida State will open the season at home against Miami on Labor Day night. FSU will also have home games against Jacksonville State (September 12), South Florida (September 26), Georgia Tech (October 10), NC State (October 31) and Maryland on November 21.
Fans are encouraged to log on to visittallahassee.com for a list of area hotels, restaurants and attractions and for tickets go to seminoles.com or call 1-888-FSU-NOLE.