February 17, 2016
Opportunity to receive $25 Early Bird per ticket loyalty rebate nearing an end
Season ticket renewals are up 5,000 compared to first two weeks of last year's renewal period

BLACKSBURG – Only a day remains for current Hokie Club members and 2015 season ticket holders to renew their football season tickets for the 2016 season and still be eligible for the $25 “Early Bird” per ticket loyalty rebate on their $350 season ticket purchase.

The exclusive two-week window to be eligible for the rebate expires Thursday. Orders via telephone must be done by 5 p.m. tomorrow and paper applications must be in by then as well. Online orders will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. on Thursday.

The rebate will be issued shortly after the window expires through the original paymode that was used. Credit cards generally take 5-7 business days and checks usually take 6-8 weeks.

Beginning Friday, all 2015 season ticket holders and Hokie Club members have until March 14 to renew their tickets at the $350 price.

Renewals have been brisk during the two-week window. The Virginia Tech Athletics Ticket Office is reporting that renewals are up by roughly 5,000 tickets compared to the first two weeks of the renewal period last year.

All 2015 season ticket holders and Hokie Club members can choose one of two ways to renew their season tickets:

• All have been mailed a ticket catalog and paper application and can simply mail back the application.

• Those who have a registered email address with the ticket office and received an email two weeks ago from the Athletics Ticket Office can renew by clicking the link in that email and going directly to their online account.

Those patrons who have questions can call the Athletics Ticket Office at either of these two numbers – 1-800 VA TECH4 or 540-231-6731 – and talk to their personal account executive.

Season ticket holders receive the best pricing over those purchasing individual game tickets (if available) and will receive first priority when it comes to away game and bowl game tickets. They also have the option to purchase single-game tickets (if available) prior to the general public.

Longtime season ticket holders also will be in the running for the “Season Ticket Holder of the Game” in which Tech athletics honors some of its longest-standing season ticket holders with a commemorative football and a dinner at the Inn at Virginia Tech. In addition, season ticket holders will be able to take part in certain exclusive events throughout the season.

If season tickets are available after the renewal process, they will be made available to the public at some point in April.

The 2016 season marks the first for new football head coach Justin Fuente, who was hired to take over the Hokies’ program after Frank Beamer retired at the conclusion of this past season. Behind an explosive offense and opportunistic defense, Fuente and his staff rebuilt the Memphis program, lifting the Tigers to 19 wins and two bowl appearances in the past two seasons.

The Hokies wrapped up their 23rd consecutive winning season by beating Tulsa in the Independence Bowl, which marked the program’s 23rd straight bowl appearance – the longest active streak recognized by the NCAA. Tech returns eight starters on offense and seven on defense from those who started in the bowl game.

The Hokies’ 2016 football schedule includes home games against Liberty (Sept. 3) and East Carolina (Sept. 24), along with home games against the following conference foes – Boston College (Sept. 17), Miami (Oct. 20), Georgia Tech (Nov. 12) and in-state rival Virginia (Nov. 26). The Tech-Miami game will mark the Hokies’ 17th Thursday night game at Lane Stadium since ESPN started broadcasting such games.

For the complete 2016 schedule, please click here. For more information on tickets, please check out the 2016 ticket guide by clicking here.

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