Seating at McCamish Pavilion to be limited to Tech students, faculty, staff and guests
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech athletics has announced a series of safety protocols that will be in place for women’s basketball at McCamish Pavilion during the 2020-21 season following guidelines from public health officials and the Atlantic Coast Conference.
In order to maintain social distancing guidelines recommended for indoor events by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), McCamish Pavilion’s capacity will be limited to approximately 1,200 seats for the 2020-21 season. Of those 1,200 seats, 900 will be reserved for Georgia Tech students. In the event that the full allotment of 900 seats are not allocated to Georgia Tech students, particularly when students are largely away from campus from late November through early January, those tickets will be made available to Georgia Tech faculty and staff. Details on the ticket distribution process for Georgia Tech students, faculty and staff will be finalized and communicated in the very near future.
The remaining 300 seats will be distributed to student-athletes’, coaches’ and athletics department guests. Regrettably, due to the limited capacity and allocation of available tickets, there will not be any public ticket sales. A very limited number of women’s basketball supporters through the Alexander-Tharpe Fund will have access to seating in the Callaway Club at McCamish Pavilion, and those individuals will be contacted directly by a member of the Georgia Tech athletics staff to discuss those opportunities.
Georgia Tech women’s basketball returns four starters from last season’s squad that finished 20-11 overall and 10-8 in ACC play, marking the best conference record since 2011-12. Current season ticket members of the women’s basketball program can continue to support the Yellow Jackets and help maintain the positive trajectory of the program by converting their season tickets into a tax-deductible donation the Women’s Basketball Buzzer Beaters. Beginning with a contribution of $65, donors receive inside access to the program through virtual chalk talks, videos from student-athletes and a Buzzer Beaters lanyard. A 5-Star membership also available with a gift of $1,000 and receives up to four fan cutouts to be displayed at both the Georgia Tech men’s and women’s basketball home games, a Georgia Tech women’s basketball swag bag.
Limited capacity at athletics events at Bobby Dodd Stadium and McCamish Pavilion this year, as well as unexpected expenses associated with Covid-19 has caused Georgia Tech athletics to make significant budget cuts for the current 2021 fiscal year. Every team and department is affected, which includes a 50% reduction in every team’s recruiting budget. Gifts to the Buzzer Beaters program directly help the women’s basketball program offset these budgets reductions.
To donate to become a women’s basketball Buzzer Beater, call 888-TECH-TIX to speak with a Georgia Tech athletics ticket office representative, or visit atfund.org/wbb.
The Alexander-Tharpe Fund is the fundraising arm of Georgia Tech athletics, providing scholarship, operations and facilities support for Georgia Tech’s 400-plus student-athletes. Be a part of developing Georgia Tech’s Everyday Champions and helping the Yellow Jackets compete for championships at the highest levels of college athletics by supporting the A-T Fund’s Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund, which directly provides scholarships for Georgia Tech student-athletes, and the Support The Swarm Fund, created to give fans an opportunity to help Georgia Tech athletics maintain its recent momentum through the financial challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic! Reaching Support The Swarm’s $15 million goal would not only keep Tech from having to institute additional budget cuts, but would also allow the department to roll back some of the most significant cuts in the current FY21 budget, By reaching the $15 million goal, Georgia Tech athletics can likely limit the impact of this year’s financial challenges to 12-18 months, rather than an impact that could stunt the Yellow Jackets’ momentum and ability to compete at the highest levels of intercollegiate athletics for 3-5 years.To learn more about supporting the Yellow Jackets, visit atfund.org.
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