Washington State Sold a Season Ticket Per Minute Day Mike Leach Was Hired
In case you were wondering how the Mike Leach hiring would be received in Pullman, this should answer your question. The Washington State ticket office received 750 new orders for season tickets on Wednesday, the day Leach was hired. The ticket sales included 100 club seats at $2,000 per order. The total revenue reportedly was $200,000.
Washington State’s ticket office had to bring in more staff to handle all the phone calls and ticket requests. They even stayed open several hours later than usual to accommodate requests. As if that’s not enough, the school reportedly received donations to the WSU Foundation every five minutes in the 5-6 hours after the hire was announced.
KHQ adds that even fans from Texas and Kansas have called the ticket office to inquire about the program because they’re Leach fans.
This is all what UCLA could have had but they weren’t interested. I had friends who don’t even live in the LA-area tell me they would have bought season tickets had the Bruins hired Leach. So much for that.