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Kim Mulkey celebrates LSU basketball selling out season tickets

Kim Mulkey has high expectations for her LSU Tigers this season. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

LSU home games are going to be a special environment this season.

The Tigers have officially sold out their season tickets for the 2023-24 campaign, and to celebrate, coach Kim Mulkey brought a cookie cake to the team’s ticket department that read “SOLD OUT.”

LSU plays its home games at the 13,215-seat Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge. After winning the NCAA championship in April, and returning star forward Angel Reese, the Tigers have become a popular ticket.

The successful sales come despite the LSU Board of Supervisors approving a price hike for the season, with ticket prices increased between $25 to $75, depending on the level. The athletic department told the board it anticipates the increased revenue will total around $320,000.

A lot of money is floating around the program. After the championship, LSU signed Mulkey to a 10-year, $32 million contract extension, making her the highest-paid women’s college basketball coach ever. And Reese has a NIL valuation of $1.7 million, according to On3, the second highest among women athletes and seventh most in all.

The Tigers open the season Nov. 6 against Colorado in Las Vegas as part of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame series. They then host Queens on Nov. 9 in their first home game of the season.