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LSU basketball is close to selling out its season tickets for 2023-24

(Dylan Borel/LSU)

LSU basketball is a hot ticket.

Star forward Angel Reese and the Tigers have almost sold out the season ticket allotment for their national title defense. Just 750 tickets remained as of Wednesday, the team posted on X. More than 8,300 had been sold as of Sept. 13, up 56% from the previous season.

The LSU men’s and women’s basketball teams play their home games at the 13,215-seat Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge. Fresh off their NCAA championship win in April, the women’s team brought in 2,500 fans to its opening practice Monday.  With the additions of Aneesah Morrow and Hailey Van Lith from the transfer portal, the team is expected to contend for its second title this season.

The season ticket sales come even as the LSU Board of Supervisors approved a price hike in early September. Season ticket prices increased from between $25 to $75, depending on the ticket level. The athletics department told the board that it anticipates the increase will bring an additional $320,000 increase in revenue.

At the same time the Board of Supervisors approved the new ticket prices, it also approved Kim Mulkey’s $32 million contract extension. In just her second year in Baton Rouge, she led the Tigers to the first national championship in program history.

But LSU isn’t the only team having success with ticket sales. The Iowa Hawkeyes, who lost to the Tigers in the NCAA tournament final, sold out their season tickets for Caitlin Clark’s senior year.