Maryland football season ticket sales rise 35 percent

Football season ticket sales have already jumped 35 percent from last season. - Rob Carr

Maryland has sold nearly 19,000 season tickets for the 2014 football campaign.

Byrd Stadium's metal bleachers will be fuller this season than at any time in Randy Edsall's tenure as head coach.

The athletic department announced on Twitter today that football season ticket sales stand at 18,608 for the upcoming season:

Putting aside the department's grossly misleading chart -- and it is grossly misleading -- this is excellent news for Maryland.

Maryland has expanded its season ticket base 35 percent from a year ago. That's an encouraging development for the program. It's reasonable to expect an upswing in visiting fans this year, too, as Big Ten loyalists make the trek for weekends of college football with a side of Washington tourism.

It was a given that ticket sales would go up in the Terps' first Big Ten season and after several years of improved records. This is a respectable increase, and while we're still miles from seeing Byrd Stadium regularly packed to its gills with 53,000 onlookers, it's a step forward for the program.

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