This story has been updated with more information about UNC football season ticket sales in prior seasons.
The Mack Brown effect?
Season tickets for the upcoming 2019 football campaign at Kenan Memorial Stadium are officially sold out, the UNC athletic department announced Wednesday.
Single-game tickets are still available for games against Miami (Sept. 7), Duke (Oct. 26), Virginia (Nov. 2) and Mercer (Senior Day on Nov. 23).
The athletic department previously announced that single-game tickets for home games against Appalachian State (Sept. 21) and Clemson (Sept. 28) have sold out. However, a limited number three-game mini plans – some of which include the matchup with the defending champion Tigers –are still available.
The announcement came following 2018 renovations to Kenan that decreased its capacity from 63,000 to about 51,000 seats. Then, following back to back nine-loss seasons, former head coach Larry Fedora was replaced by Brown, who previously coached the Tar Heels from 1988 to 1997.
The decreased stadium capacity, combined with the excitement around Brown's return, are likely the reasons why UNC football sold out season tickets for the first time in over a decade, by some measurements.