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RICHMOND, Ky. – EKU Football season-ticket holders will have extra incentives for renewing their 2015 season tickets before the Aug. 1 deadline announced Monday by the EKU Ticket Office.

New this year, season ticket holders will be rewarded for renewing their tickets prior to the deadline by automatically being entered into an early renewal giveaway, focused on exclusive prizes and game-day experience opportunities. The earlier the renewal of the seats, the better chance of winning prizes stated below.

“We want to make sure we are showing our fans, some of the most loyal fans in the country, that we recognize and appreciate their support of Colonel Football,” Deputy Director of Athletics Matt Roan said. “This incentive program is just one of the ways we intend to show our gratitude this season. Hopefully this shows our fans they are absolutely part of our team.”

Below is a list of the 2015 early renewal giveaway items:
June 29 – Game-worn white EKU Football jersey
July 2 – Game-used football signed by coaching staff
July 6 – Game-worn maroon EKU Football jersey
July 9 – EKU Football coaches sideline jacket
July 13 – Ride the bus with the Colonels to the Oct. 3 UK game
July 16 – EKU coaching staff pullover
July 20 – Two seats in the President’s box for Nov. 7 UT-Martin game
July 23 – EKU Football sweater vest
July 27 – Two sideline passes for Oc.t 24 Tennessee State game
July 30 – EKU Athletics pullover

The winners of the drawing will be notified by phone and a photo of the winner and their prize will be posted to EKU Sports social media outlets.

Eastern Kentucky returns eight starters on both offense and defense from a squad that finished 9-4 overall and advanced to the NCAA FCS playoffs in 2014. The Colonels open their 2015 season at Roy Kidd Stadium against Valparaiso Thursday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m.