By Kyle Roberts
Fall in Ruston rings synonymous with great high school football, and the countdown to kickoff is less than two months away.
And now, Ruston High School announced its plans for season tickets for the upcoming 2023 season, which will begin with opportunities for renewals to begin on Monday, July 31, along with new opportunities to purchase general admission seating season tickets.
“With ticketing information going out Monday, it means that we’re getting close,” Ruston High School principal Dan Gresset said. “I hope and expect that we’ll sell out of reserved seating. We also have a new option of being able to buy season tickets for general admission to avoid the lines on Friday night.
“We are looking forward to Bearcat Fridays and being back in Hoss Garrett stadium on Friday nights. It’s always an exciting time of year and one that I really look forward to.”
The current timing plan is for the reserved seating renewals to run from and general admission season tickets to begin Monday, July 31, while reserved seating renewals will end on Friday, Aug. 4.
All packages may be purchased weekdays at the Ruston High School ticket office from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. during the time allotted.
Fans that purchase season tickets are receiving $2 off per ticket, and both season ticket packages also include a ticket to the Bayou Jamb, which is set for $15.
Season ticket holders also get the first option when purchasing home playoff game tickets for postseason play. Last season, reserved seating for home playoff games sold out very quickly.
Bearcat fans may also purchase pavilion credentials for free food and drinks that will be sponsored by the Bearcat Football Club. The new pavilion sits on the southeast corner of James Field at Hoss Garrett stadium and is located next to the tennis courts. Pavilion credentials will cost $200 per adult and only grant entry into the area; game tickets to enter the stadium will still be required.
“We’re really looking forward to the games we have at home this year,” Ruston head football coach Jerrod Baugh said. “As always, we play a tough schedule. We have good opportunities for people to come out an watch good football.
“We had really good turnouts last year, and I’m expected that to be the case this season. It’s something that our kids are growing accustomed to, and I’d like to see that continue for every ballgame we play at home.”
The Ruston High Bearcats will begin the regular season on Friday, Sept. 1, at home against Warren Easton — one of Ruston’s only two losses last season. The Bearcats made their way to the Super Dome for the first time since 1998 and finished as state runner-up.
Ruston also ended West Monroe’s district streak and won District 2-5A outright with a 35-18 win over the Rebels to close out last year’s regular season.
The dates and pricing information are included below.