Jan. 29, 2014
THE FLATS – Wednesday night’s men’s basketball contest between Georgia Tech and North Carolina will be played as scheduled at 7 p.m. at McCamish Pavilion. However, the ESPN2 telecast of the game has been cancelled.
Due to scheduling complexities, the ACC Game Postponement/Cancellation policy dictates that the only reason a game should be postponed or cancelled is if the conditions affect the safety of the teams or game officials involved. Provided the teams and officials are able to make it to the arena safely, the game will be played.
The Tar Heels arrived in Atlanta late Tuesday night and the three game officials are also in town and are able to get to McCamish Pavilion. Georgia Tech also prepared in advance for essential game personnel to be available for tonight’s contest.
Due to the State of Emergency in the City of Atlanta, Georgia Tech strongly discourages the attendance of ticket holders who are not within safe walking distance of McCamish Pavilion. Georgia Tech students, faculty and staff on campus today are encouraged to attend the contest with free admission.
“Given the incredibly unforeseen and unique set of circumstances over the last 24 hours in Atlanta, playing this game was a hard decision and one not arrived at without great thought,” said Tech director of athletics Mike Bobinski. “We sincerely regret that the weather conditions won’t allow a majority of our fans to attend the game. Due to the readiness of our opponent, our game officials and numerous event support staff, we believe that playing the game tonight, as scheduled, is our very best option.”
The ESPN2 telecast has been cancelled because of the inability of ESPN’s full production crew to reach the game site. The game will be available online on ESPN3, which can be accessed online at ESPN3.com, via mobile on WatchESPN app and Apple TV, Roku and Xbox streaming devices.
Tech fans can also listen to the game on All News 106.7 FM in Atlanta and other stations on the Georgia Tech Radio Network. The Tech broadcast is also available on satellite radio (Sirius ch. 85, XM ch. 191).
For those who can attend the game safely, parking lots will open at 5:30 p.m. and doors will open to the public at 6 p.m.
The safety of our fans in traveling to the game is extremely important. Georgia Tech Athletics acknowledges that attending tonight’s game is unsafe for many ticket purchasers. As such, Georgia Tech will be crediting season ticket holder and individual game purchaser accounts the face value of the tickets purchased for the Tech-UNC game. This credit can be used for any home regular season Georgia Tech ticketed sporting event in the future. When campus re-opens and business resumes, fans can call the ticket office at 1-888-TECH-TIX for more information about the credit. Fans can access the Georgia Tech Ticket website 24/7 by clicking HERE.
“Our fans are important to us. We appreciate their investment in our program and feel it’s important to acknowledge this unique scheduling circumstance and provide a ticketing credit appropriately,” Bobinski added.
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