DUNK CITY, Fla. – With the FGCU men’s basketball nationally-televised home opener three weeks from Tuesday, athletic department officials would like to make students and the general public aware of ticket procedures for the 7 a.m. game Nov. 12 versus Hartford live on ESPN2.
Reserved seating for the game is sold out, and only 600 general admission tickets remain for the Eagles’ first-ever national TV appearance in Alico Arena. FGCU is holding 1,500 tickets for students, which will be allotted in the following manner:
- Students who are Dirty Bird members will have the first opportunity to pick up their ticket at the Alico Arena Ticket Office beginning at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 28, until Friday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m.
- If tickets remain, beginning on Monday, Nov. 4, at 9 a.m., any student can pick up their ticket at the arena, concluding at 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8.
- If any student tickets are still available, they will be distributed on a first-come, first-serves basis on Monday, Nov. 11, beginning at 9 a.m.
Dirty Bird members are required to show their Dirty Bird and Student IDs when picking up their ticket, and only one (1) ticket per person is allowed. Those who are not Dirty Bird members must show their Student ID and may still join the more than 2,300 FGCU students who already are by clicking here.
Two different color tickets will be issued to students as this year an additional seating area has been set aside in anticipation of record-setting student attendance. One color will grant students access to the already-established sections behind the North hoop (J, K, L, M, II, JJ, KK, LL, MM, NN), while another ticket will be issued for section GGG and parts of section FFF. Approximately 850 seats comprise the North end zone student section, and tickets to those sections will be distributed first.
Fans interested in purchasing general admission tickets may do so by visiting the Alico Arena Ticket Office, calling 239-590-7145 or logging on to FGCUAthletics.com/Tickets. Fans who bring their ticket stub from Breakfast at the Beach to the women’s basketball game later that same day (7 p.m. vs. Bethune-Cookman) will be admitted free.
Breakfast at the Beach is FGCU’s home opener and part of ESPN’s 24-Hour Tipoff Marathon with games beginning the previous evening and running uninterrupted for more than 24 consecutive hours across the nation. It is the second of 10 nationally- or regionally-televised regular-season games the defending Atlantic Sun Conference Champions will have during the 2013-14 campaign.
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