THE FLATS – Concessions discounts and t-shirts for season-ticket holders, a clear bag policy and a bag valet and self-serve scanning kiosks are among new features Georgia Tech basketball fans will experience at McCamish Pavilion for the 2018-19 season, beginning with Saturday night’s 6 p.m. men’s exhibition game against Florida Tech.
SEASON-TICKET HOLDER DISCOUNTS AND T-SHIRTS – Season-ticket holders can receive a 20-percent discount at select concession stands inside McCamish Pavilion, and a 25-percent discount off a single item at the Georgia Tech Bookstore location inside McCamish Pavilion, behind section 115. Season-ticket holders can simply present their season ticket prior to purchase to receive the discount. Participating concession locations will be clearly marked with appropriate signage.
SEASON-TICKET HOLDER T-SHIRTS – This season, each full season-ticket holder will receive an exclusive gold adidas performance t-shirt for each ticket purchased. The voucher(s) for this shirt has included with each patron’s season tickets. The voucher can be redeemed at the t-shirt redemption table behind section 101 in McCamish Pavilion during any non-conference home game (last non-conference game is Jan. 2 vs. USC Upstate). Sizes from XS-XXL are available and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and pickup will conclude at the end of halftime during each game.
CLEAR BAG POLICY – To provide a safer environment for the public and significantly expedite fan entry, the GTAA has implemented a policy beginning with the 2018 football season that limits the size and type of bags that may be brought into athletics facilities. This policy will continue with men’s basketball games at McCamish Pavilion. Prohibited items include, but are not limited to: purses larger than a 4.5″ x 6.5″ clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, grocery bags, cinch bags, non-approved chair backs and seat cushions, luggage of any kind, computer bags and camera bags or any bag larger than the permissible size.
COMPLIMENTARY BAG VALET – A complimentary bag valet will be available to fans who fail to comply with the clear bag policy. The bag valet location will be located at the Byers Tennis Complex either inside the main lobby or located in a tent in the exterior courtyard. The location will be determined based on weather conditions. This valet will be in effect beginning with the regular-season opener against Lamar on Nov. 9.
SELF-SERVICE SCANNING KIOSKS – Self-service ticket scanning kiosks will be added to entrances at McCamish Pavilion to speed up entry procedures on game days.
ABOUT SATURDAY’S GAME
Georgia Tech (13-19, 6-12 ACC in 2017-18) enters its third season under head coach Josh Pastner. Saturday’s game will be the Yellow Jackets’ final tune-up before opening the regular season next Friday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m. against Lamar. Tech has won 16 of its last 17 exhibition games dating back to the 2002-03 season. The lone loss came prior to last season in a 65-58 decision to cross-town foe Georgia State in a game held to raise money for hurricane relief.
Florida Tech (13-16, 8-12 SSC), located in Melbourne, Fla., is an NCAA Division II program competing in the Sunshine State Conference. The Panthers are coached by Billy Mims, entering his 14th season at Florida Tech after surpassing 600 career wins as a head coach last year. Mims was inducted into the Space Coast Sports Hall of Fame in May.
Saturday’s game will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra, available through the ESPN app. The game will not be carried on radio.
ABOUT GEORGIA TECH MEN’S BASKETBALL
Georgia Tech’s men’s basketball team is in its second year under head coach Josh Pastner. Tech has been a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference since 1979, won three ACC Championships (1985, 1990, 1993), played in the NCAA Tournament 16 times and played in two Final Fours (1990, 2004). Connect with Georgia Tech Men’s Basketball on social media by liking their Facebook Page, or following on Twitter (@GTMBB) and Instagram.