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Buying Basketball Season Tickets Now Has Rewards

Aug. 18, 2010

By Matt Winkeljohn
Sting Daily

– Don’t stop unless you have not heard this before: season tickets are sold out for men’s basketball at Georgia Tech.

Confused? Don’t feel bad; this has been going around for a few years.

This is clear: season tickets are NOT sold out.

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“I think that [misunderstanding] tends to happen when you have a small facility,” said Wayne Hogan, Tech associate director of athletics-public relations. “After the [2004] Final Four run, there was a string where all the tickets were sold although we didn’t always have somebody in every seat.

“Any fan who’s been wanting to get in the season ticket line can do that as we speak. There are seats at every price point from court side to the top row of the arena and everything in between. The last three seasons there has been a smattering of seats in every price range, and the same is true now.”

The Yellow Jackets will feature a more up-tempo approach this season since post men Gani Lawal and Derrick Favors were drafted into the NBA after helping Tech to the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Junior Iman Shumpert will lead several returning backcourt players with experience, including senior point guard Moe Miller, sophomores Glen Rice Jr., Brian Oliver and Mfon Udofia and senior Lance Storrs.

If all goes as Athletic Association officials hope, this will be the last season of basketball played in Alexander Memorial Coliseum. Plans are in the works for a replacement facility on the same site.

“We are hoping to move forward to the [state] Board of Regents a proposal that will significantly change Alexander Memorial Coliseum,” athletics director Dan Radakovich said in a recent statement. “If this effort receives approval this fall, we will be playing our last season in the building as we know it. There would be a one-year hiatus during construction.”

Those who hold season tickets can earn a head start on tickets in the replacement facility in 2012-`13.

“Those fans who are season ticket holders for this upcoming season and next (when Tech will play an abbreviated home schedule off campus) would have priority selecting seats in the new building in the summer of 2012,” Radakovich said. “In addition to the need to support out program after a 23-win season and an NCAA Tournament victory, there are far-reaching benefits to either renewing or purchasing basketball seats this season.”

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