It appears hope for and interest in the Washington football team is going up along with the new walls at renovated Husky Stadium.
Washington says it has sold 45,056 non-student season tickets for this year.
For comparison sake, we'll throw out last year since the games were at CenturyLink Field (41,139 season tickets were sold). Here's a look at prior years under Steve Sarkisian (2009-11) and Tyrone Willingham (2006-08) at Husky Stadium:
2011 --- 42,2312010 --- 44,5932009 --- 40,6002008 --- 43,4972007 --- 43,5162006 --- 42,598
Obviously, the new stadium is influencing sales.
Washington isn't the only school showing an uptick. Stanford says it has set a record by selling almost 33,000 season tickets.