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UNC football season tickets sold out for 2019

Mack Brown presser
UNC football head coach Mack Brown conducts a press conference on early signing day in the Kenan Football Center.

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.

According to Inside Carolina, UNC sold 28,400 season tickets for the 2019 season, the first reported sellout since the team sold 36,350 season tickets in 2008.

In an exclusive Q&A with The Daily Tar Heel, Brown talked about his desire to make UNC football "the thing to do" and "the place to be."

"I want to see the game-day experience much better," Brown said. "I want to see students coming instead of sitting with a big screen T.V. so they can drink beer."

It seems like in that regard, he's gotten off to a strong start.


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