Organizers Expect OSU’s Orange Peel To Turn Profit

Friday, September 29th 2006, 6:04 am
By: News On 6

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) -- Organizers of the Orange Peel at Oklahoma State University are expecting the concert event to turn a profit for the first time in three years.

Fans have bought about 16,200 tickets for Saturday night's concert featuring country singer Alan Jackson and comedian Bill Engvall. That's about 700 more than were needed for the event to break even.

The student-run pep rally and concert will cost about $443,000, including $300,000 for Jackson.

Last year's event lost $70,000 when less than 6,000 tickets were sold for a concert featuring Jason Mraz, rock band Lit and comedian Pablo Francisco.