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.
Dropped off a celebratory cookie cake for @LSUtix today! Appreciate all they do for @LSUwbkb! https://t.co/Zdxy9gMV7w pic.twitter.com/4ISkHT0Bfm— Kim Mulkey (@KimMulkey) October 14, 2023
Dropped off a celebratory cookie cake for @LSUtix today! Appreciate all they do for @LSUwbkb! https://t.co/Zdxy9gMV7w pic.twitter.com/4ISkHT0Bfm
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.