Student Tickets

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  1. Benny34

    Benny34 Member

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    Does anyone know how many student tickets there are available at Hilton? This came up in a discussion with my room mate and we couldn't find an answer. Thanks!
     
  2. CyCrazy

    CyCrazy Well-Known Member

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    I think there is somewhere around 19 tix available:wink:

    no just kidding I think its 2,000 but could be wrong
     
  3. ornryactor

    ornryactor Well-Known Member

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    The number is flexible, and changes slightly every year. Roughly speaking, there are about 2,560 student tickets made available for men's basketball. In 08-09, there were 2,528 sold. In 07-08, there were 2,472 sold. Both of those years were declared sellouts. Tickets have not yet sold out this year (for the first time in three years) but there are very few remaining.
     
  4. ajk4st8

    ajk4st8 Well-Known Member

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    I hope that they over sell tickets for students this year. Give them X many actual seats but sell X + 500 tickets. Keeps down empty seats.
     
  5. sodakjoe

    sodakjoe Well-Known Member

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    Are the student tickets available for pickup yet? I saw the e-mail about the Duke game, but I hadn't seen an e-mail about picking up the regular tickets.
     
  6. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

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    Not yet.
     
  7. ripvdub

    ripvdub Well-Known Member

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    Too many since a lot of them never get sold or show up.
     
  8. ornryactor

    ornryactor Well-Known Member

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    False. Student tickets have sold out every year since 2001 (with the exception of 2003). Tickets are expected to sell out this year as well, just at a slower pace than the last two years. If you'd like specific data on sales numbers for any year since 2000, I'd be happy to provide it.
     
  9. Bader

    Bader Well-Known Member

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    They always sell, even when we had both upper decks as opposed to the one we have now. (Jamie definitely made the right move there)

    The problem is people aren't showing up. I still think Cyclone Alley is a big reason for this. Don't get me wrong, I loved CA and everything those guys on the committee did when I was in school. I don't know of any other student section that organizes an annual road trip (which are a freakin blast!).

    But I think the whole "have to have the t-shirt" really turns people off from going.
     
  10. bigcyfan82

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    The not being sold out surprises me. I remember hearing that they were not going to make as many student tickets available this year (on account that we are going to be decent) because I know they usually oversell by several hundred tix...
     
  11. ornryactor

    ornryactor Well-Known Member

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    Economy, dude.
     
  12. Cydkar

    Cydkar Well-Known Member

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    If we win they will show.
     
  13. ajk4st8

    ajk4st8 Well-Known Member

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    The whole you have to have a tshirt to sit in the lower level probably turns off plenty. If you knew you had to sit in the upper deck for a crappy non conf game.. it would be hard to go.

    If you give all students the first come first serve chance to sit in the lower level, then people would show up assuming they could sit down low. When they find out they cant, I would assume a majority of them would find a place to sit upstairs instead of just walking home.
     

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