GSU hoops season-ticket sales up by 59 percent

What a difference a year makes.

Season-ticket sales for Georgia State’s men’s basketball team have increased by 59 percent to 378 compared to last year’s 238 sold as of Oct. 18.

Coach Run Hunter guided the team to a 22-12 record last season in his first year as coach. The 22 wins the second-highest total in program history.

“The success of the program certainly helps us expose the product to more people,” assistant athletic director Tiffany Daniels said in an e-mail. ” They come to the Sports Arena and are blown away by the atmosphere created by our loyal season ticket holders, our students and the quality game experience. Add to that a dynamic coach in Ron Hunter…he gets it and beats the drum better than anyone.”

Daniels also credited improved coordination between the marketing and sales staffs to helping improve the sales.

Within the 378 season-tickets sold are 118 new sales, which is a 461-perceent increase compared to last year.

Sales of flex ticket plans have also increased to 22, compared to 11 packages sold at this time last year.

Some price-levels were increased this year, notably court-side seats, which saw a 100-percent increase to $1,000. GSU has sold 10 of them, compared to eight all of last year. The price for lower-level season-tickets stayed at $145 for current customers. That price increased to $165 for new customers. Mezzanine-level season-tickets stayed at $105 for current customers, and to $115 for new customers.

This year’s team must replace four starters from last year’s team that either graduated or used their eligibility. The team will have an open practice from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturday and will open the season at Duke on Nov. 9.

Single-game tickets go on sale Monday.

Season tickets and flex plans can be purchased by calling 866-GA-State.

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11 comments Add your comment

RidgeRunner

October 18th, 2012
1:36 pm

Thanks for the numbers. Not a

STATEment

October 18th, 2012
3:19 pm

First year season ticket holder right here! Spread the word! They are cheap and at the Sports Arena you are right on top of the action! Not a bad seat. The flex plans are a great deal as well and really easy to use! Go State!

GSU alumni

October 18th, 2012
4:31 pm

I like the idea of having my favorite snack and drink there for me at my seat before i walk in. That’s good basic marketing 101. Way to go State!!!

itsmeagain

October 18th, 2012
7:25 pm

i got a season ticket by going to grad school heh

Go Panthers

October 19th, 2012
8:58 am

I’m one of the 22. First year flex ticket plan owner. Going to try it on for size until I jump to season tickets next year. With my luck the Panthers will be dominate this year and I will regret not making the jump to season tickets this season.
Can’t wait to see my Panthers take on Duke.
Go Panthers

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GSU_MEX_ALUM

October 19th, 2012
9:15 am

Sales still seem low… I’m one of the flex ticket plan owners, but there should be more! 10 dollar tickets can’t be beat!

Go Panthers!

Go Panthers!!

October 19th, 2012
10:37 am

Hmmm. Not sure how to compare numbers, but 378…

Maybe our football season tickets sales aren’t so bad after all.

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