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2011 Football Season Tickets Remain on Sale
2011 Football Season Ticket Information
With the Liberty football season opener 50 days away, LibertyFlames.com would like to remind you that season tickets for the 2011 football season are on sale through the Flames Ticket Office. Individual game tickets will go on sale at a later date.
General admission tickets start at $65 are available for purchase online by clicking here, at the Vines Center Ticket Office or by calling the ticket office at (434) 582-SEAT (7328). Discounts are available for Liberty University faculty and staff. Reserved, Premium and Club seating are also available. For information on purchasing these tickets contact the Flames Club at (434) 582-CLUB (2582).
This past season, the Flames finished the year 4-0 in the newly renovated Williams Stadium, complete with a five-story press tower and an enhanced seating capacity of 19,200. Liberty Athletics showcased the renovated facility on Oct. 2, 2010, bringing in 19,314 fans for the grand re-opening and setting a new Williams Stadium attendance record. Head coach Danny Rocco's squad did not disappoint that night, as Liberty cruised past Savannah State, 52-14.
Liberty's next two home games against Charleston Southern and Gardner-Webb brought in 18,587 and 16,441 fans, respectively, placing them at No. 2 and No. 3 on Williams Stadium's all-time attendance listing. During the their final game last season, the Flames defeated Stony Brook 54-28 on Nov. 20, to hoist their fourth-straight Big South Championship on the stadium's field.
The "Quest Continues" for Liberty's squad that finished the 2010 season ranked No. 19 in the final FCS Coaches poll and No. 21 in the last Sports Network/Fathead.com listing.
Liberty posted an 8-3 record, its fourth straight year with eight or more victories, and captured a share of the Big South title for an unprecedented fourth-consecutive season.
Once again, one of the strengths of Liberty's program for the upcoming 2011 season will be its offense. The Flames return eight of 12 players who started in various roles during the 2010 season, one that saw Liberty finish in the upper echelon of FCS offenses.
En route to an 8-3 record, the Flames finished the year by averaging 36.45 points per game, a figure that ranked No. 3 nationally in scoring offense. In fact, the Flames have finished inside the Top 20 in FCS offense the last four years, including three out of the four years ranking third or better.
Seven of the eight previously mentioned starters are skill position players, giving the Flames great depth in an offense that has proven to be potent. However, the area of focus for Liberty this spring will be developing its talent on the offensive line, a segment that returns only one starter from the previous season.
Unlike the offense that is littered with "named" players with gaudy stats in the likes of Walter Payton watch list member Mike Brown and All-America wide receiver Chris Summers, Liberty's defense remains a total team effort under Rocco.
Despite leading the Big South and ranking inside Top 25 nationally in defense for the fourth time in the last five years, the Flames only had one tackler with more than 60 stops. Graduated senior linebacker Kyle O'Donnell was the lone player on Liberty's roster to rank as one of the Top 25 players in the Big South in terms of tackles per game (6.8/75 tackles).
Liberty finished the 2010 season ranked five points per game better than any other defense in the Big South and ended the season ranked No. 24 overall in the country by allowing 20.18 points per contest.
Rocco's defensive schemes have excelled during the last five years due in part to the number of players the coaching staff continues to flow into the game. The rotation keeps the individual players' defensive numbers lower than most programs, but helps keep Liberty's defenders fresh and ready for the challenge of a 60-minute contest.
Be sure to get your shot at the best seats at Williams Stadium, as you watch the Flames continue to achieve national prominence and vie for a postseason berth.