Sunday, July 19, 2009

Purple Pride Pushed

Football fans throughout the area can show their support of Tennessee Tech football with a Purple Pride sign in their yard or business when they purchase 2009 Golden Eagle football season tickets. Tennessee Tech Athletics is giving out a free Purple Pride yard sign with every season ticket purchased.

"The only way to get a Purple Pride yard sign is to purchase Tennessee Tech football season tickets," said Misty Pearson, director of corporate sales and marketing for Tech athletics. "Ticket sales are off to a great start, the signs have been very popular, and we're starting to see them all around the region. Last year, you couldn’t drive anywhere in Cookeville without seeing the Purple Pride signs, and hopefully this year there will be even more around town, and around the region as we approach the football season.”

Season tickets for the 2009 Golden Eagle campaign are on sale from the Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center, and officials are hoping to see another increase in the demand for season tickets.

"This is a very exciting time for Tennessee Tech football," said Director of Athletics Mark Wilson. "We've received wonderful feedback from the ‘Purple Pride' yard signs. Hopefully, we can turn the entire town purple and gold this fall.”

Tech hosts five home games in 2009, including the season opener on Thursday nights, Sept. 10, against Pikeville College. Season tickets are $36 for adults and $25 for youth and senior citizens. A ‘Family Plan' and ‘Back the Golden Eagles’ Business Plan – 10 season tickets for $200 -- are also available. Season tickets are available by visiting or calling the Tennessee Tech Athletic Ticket Office in Eblen Center at 372-3940.