ALBANY -- A 10-0 regular season, an SIAC title, a deep run in the D-II playoffs and being named the SBN National Black College Football Championship sure was nice last season for the Albany State football program.
But in 2011, the Rams plan to take it up a notch.
With a super-competitive, extremely tough slate of games scheduled for the upcoming season -- including at home against rival Valdosta State, a trip to Indiana for the 28th Annual Circle City Classic against Kentucky State and a chance to play in the inaugural SIAC East vs. West Championship game in Atlanta -- the Rams hopes their fans are as ready as they are for this year.
And starting today, ticket packages will go on sale for what certainly could be another record-breaking Rams season.
Season ticket packages for ASU's home football games are $70. Tickets for an upcoming classic games -- of which ASU will play in four (Circle City Classic, Fountain City Classic, South Georgia Heritage Classic and Music City Classic) -- will also go on sale today.
Good for ASU home games only, the season ticket package includes tickets for games against the Wingate University Blazers on Sept. 10, the Valdosta State University Blazers on Sept. 17, the Morehouse College Maroon Tigers on Oct. 15 and the homecoming game against the Benedict College Tigers on Oct. 29.
The season ticket package is a great deal at a great price, said Dr. Richard H. Williams, Albany State's interim athletic director.
"Purchasing the season ticket package is a great deal. Fans get more bang for their bucks," Dr. Williams said. "We encourage everyone to take advantage of this offer and save $15, which is a better deal than purchasing individual game tickets."
Individual home game tickets are $20 for adult general admission, and $25 for homecoming tickets. Kindergarten through 12th-grade students may purchase $7 tickets for regular games and $10 tickets for the homecoming game.
Tickets for the 28th Annual Circle City Classic in Indianapolis, Ind., will also go on sale today. The game will pit the Rams against the Kentucky State University Thorobreds at Lucas Oil Stadium.
"We have a limited amount of tickets for the classic game," Dr. Williams said. "We want our fans to follow the Golden Rams to Indiana and purchase tickets early for the game."
Reserved seat tickets for the classic game are $15, $20, $40 and $50 for adults, and $10 for K-12 and ASU student tickets.
Fans may download and complete the attached ticket order forms for ASU season and individual game tickets and Circle City Classic Tickets. Mail the completed form(s) and payment to Sharon Smith, Albany State University Financial Operations Office, 504 College Drive, Albany, GA 31705. Active members of the ASU Alumni Association may purchase season tickets by contacting the ASU Office of Alumni Affairs Office at (229) 430-4658.
For more information, call (229) 430-4754, (229) 430-4673 or (229) 430-1754.
Albany State is coming off a 10-0 regular season, an SIAC Championship and a trip to the NCAA Division II quarterfinals round of the playoffs. The Rams were also named SBN Sports Black College National Football Champions for the first time in school history.