Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy sent out a tweet on Friday that probably surprised quite a bit of people that follow and are concerned about Cowboy football. Season ticket sales for Cowboy football are down just 1% from where they were a year ago and with the on-going coronavirus pandemic, that’s really impressive.
Pokes Report publisher Robert Allen spoke with Oklahoma State senior associate athletic director for external affairs Jesse Martin earlier today and the athletic department was just as surprised.
When we got that news on the sales report, there was a lot of joy, a lot of excitement and a lot of hope that goes into that as well, Martin said. “We are 1% behind what we were in 2019 and I think that just kind of shows that message that our Oklahoma State fans, they’re committed to coming back when it’s safe and when we get the green light to do that and they’re going to be there to cheer on their Cowboys.
I think the most important thing that Martin said was when it’s safe to return and when the athletic department gets the green light to open things back up. No one is sure what’s going to happen or when the college football season is going to begin.
As of the beginning of May, the University of Alabama is planning on having fans back in the stadium for the upcoming season and will adapt and change as things progress. The Governor of Oregon, Kate Brown, said on Thursday that large gatherings at sports and other events in Oregon should either be canceled or significantly modified through September.