No more of this, please.
One of Barnhart’s biggest challenges in hiring a new football coach was finding someone that would energize the fan base. It looks like he’s done that with Mark Stoops. According to an email from UK Athletics, the demand for Kentucky Football tickets hasn’t been like this in, well, it’s never been like this..
From UK Athletics:
Joe Sharpe has worked in the UK Athletics Ticket Office for a decade, but he has never seen anything quite like this. Since Mitch Barnhart announced the hiring of Mark Stoops as head football coach, fans have been calling to either renew, upgrade add or buy season tickets in Commonwealth Stadium in unprecedented numbers.
“Since Tuesday and all day Wednesday, the phones were nonstop,” said Sharpe, UK’s Associate Athletics Director for tickets.
For UK’s six-member full-time ticket office staff and student workers, Sharpe said it has been “all hands on deck” since the Stoops news broke late Tuesday afternoon.
“We answered Wednesday alone close to 400 phone calls with an average talk time of about five minutes,” Sharpe said. “You can do the math on that.”