Basketball season tickets on sale

Georgia Tech is offering to new customers a 10-game season-ticket package for men’s basketball games for a starting price of $300. The sale was timed to start during Monday’s press conference to introduce coach Brian Gregory.

The 10 games will all be at Philips Arena and will include the team’s eight ACC games, as well as against Alabama and the ACC-Big Ten Challenge. Dates haven’t been announced. Tech will be playing some of its home games at Philips while construction of the $45 million McCamish Pavilion is completed. The new arena is scheduled to open in time for the 2012 season.

Tech’s remaining four or five home games will be played Gwinnett Arena. Associate athletic director Wayne Hogan said there will likely also be a package of tickets for those games. He didn’t have any other details.

Seats for the games at Philips will be selected this summer after the renewal process for existing season-ticket holders is complete. Tech doesn’t have parking details worked out for either site. Hogan said they haven’t tallied how many new season tickets have been sold. They are offering the package to new customers earlier this year than last year because he said they want to give those who have been considering buying a chance to do so.

Last year’s home package cost $415 for 17 home games. The difference in the average of cost of this year’s season package compared to last year’s package is because this year’s package consists of what Tech considers to be all premium games, which is similar to how the football season-ticket packages are priced.

– Doug Roberson, AJC

29 comments Add your comment

Tech Fan

March 30th, 2011
2:37 pm

Thats cool that all of the ACC home games are going to be at Phillips.

GT Jason

March 30th, 2011
2:50 pm

They should make it a good deal to get more fans to come out to the games. If it was say $10/game, then they would probably sell more than 3 times the number of tickets and have support in the arena. What do I know about economics though, i’m just an engineer…

McPants

March 30th, 2011
3:05 pm

I live up in Norcross, so I’m excited about the 5 games up here in the Gwinnett Area! Doug, any idea when that ticket package will be released, or a price estimate?

Biff pocoroba

March 30th, 2011
3:08 pm

I hope we do like the Dream and curtain off half the arena so it doesn’t look so empty

juvenal

March 30th, 2011
3:19 pm

when do season tix go on sale? other does not apply…….

Doug Roberson

March 30th, 2011
3:22 pm

Tech doesn’t know either yet.

BobinBuford

March 30th, 2011
3:52 pm

Doug:

What would need to be worked out for parking at Gwinnett?? Last time I was there, parking was free and plentiful..

Outside Observer

March 30th, 2011
4:00 pm

An econ major would be better at this than me, but I agree that ticket prices might be a little high. Phillips has a large seating capacity. We should drop the price of admission in attempts to pack the house. It is bad enough at Hawks games for the overpriced seats, don’t make the same mistake.

Ozzy

March 30th, 2011
6:57 pm

Is there going to be shuttle transportation for students from campus to the games? Anyone know?

Supersize that order, mutt

March 30th, 2011
7:13 pm

Ozzy, I think you should pose that question to the athletic association. I doubt anybody here could give you a definitive answer.

Veteran Fan

March 30th, 2011
9:39 pm

We will outdraw the Hawks at Philips. Everyone is coming both places!

UGA = Yawn

March 31st, 2011
7:49 am

From approx $24.40 a ticket to $30 a ticket!? Seems odd considereing the state of GT basketball. Premium games? Doesn’t matter if we lose all of them!!!

UGA = Yawn

March 31st, 2011
7:50 am

And, I’m sure there will be Tech shuttle busses running students to the game. Of course.

BYRDDAWG

March 31st, 2011
8:28 am

There should be ALOT of excitement with your new coach!Phillips seats almost 19K so there will be alot of good seats available but it WON’T have that tight hostile feel of AMC!!!! Wonder if we could get a double header with you guys there….Maybe us playin an ACC team & Tech playing a SEC team!!!! What do the Tech faithful think about my idea??

BigTimeTECHFan

March 31st, 2011
9:41 am

Tech play UGA on the Road this year
They should just play that game a Gwinnett Arena every year.
SEC/ACC double header sounds good I would like to see:
1. Drop the ACC / Big 10 Challange
2. Create ACC / SEC Challange
3. Pick two Sites each year – One SEC, One ACC

GT man here

March 31st, 2011
10:50 am

” We are a basketball school in a powerhouse basketball conference.”

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH, AAAAAAAAAHAHAHA

BYRDDAWG

March 31st, 2011
11:04 am

Big Time, I’m with you!! The SEC/ACC matchup is why the Chickfila sells out EVERY yr…but I like the on campus UGA/Tech games better than when it used to be played @ da Omni!!!!

William Casey

March 31st, 2011
11:28 am

I’m excited about the games at Gwinnett Arena because it’s only five miles from my home and access is easier than at AMC. Two bad knees make that important to me. If the ticket price is reasonable, I’ll consider buying a package for those games. I only had an economics minor but I do understand the concept of “loss-leader” as it was called back-in-the-day. Put an especiaaly attractive product on sale for what it costs you in order to get people in the door. It forms a habit for us “oldsters” and would bring in young fans who can’t afford $25-$30 per ticket now but will eventually be able to. A REAL bargain on the Gwinnett tickets would do a lot to ease the hostility in the fan base which reached an all-time high this past year.

fan49

March 31st, 2011
11:52 am

Too bad both arenas will be half empty!

GT is ..........

March 31st, 2011
3:25 pm

GT was a mid level SEC football power back in the mid 50s. By the early 60s, GT was reduced to defeating Duke and Rice and only rarely Auburn, their second greatest rival. They rarely played Ole Miss when Ole Miss was a power. Dodd’s son actually went to Florida, so he could play SEC ball. That was sad, whe Florida stomped him in his last bowl game in 67. Humiliating that was to the entire GT family.

Now, GT basketball has taken the same course into oblivion. GT was an ACC and national basketball power but only for a brief while under Cremmins, who did live bout 5 doors down from my home.

GT is rapidly becoming irrelevant in both sports. Now, please don’t tell me about that split 1990 NC in football …………..what? 30 years ago? What about ALL of the bowl losses in their last SEVERAL attempts? Hmmmmmmmmmm? HAS GT WON a bowl since??

GT does not matter anymore. A coach’s grave yard is it now.

ToeMeetsLeather

March 31st, 2011
7:32 pm

Good gosh GT is…, you need to take your medication before you go off the deep end!

FullMetalJacket

April 1st, 2011
6:01 am

Funny how Shaka Smart was Dayton’s Dir. of Basketball Operations in 2001-1003.

FullMetalJacket

April 1st, 2011
6:04 am

Time to put up or shut up, fellow Tech fans. I’m re-instating my usual order of two season tix in hoops this year. I will up it to four with the new/old arena next year. (Logistically, just don’t know how many Gwinnett/Philips games we can make.) If you stopped because of Hewitt, or even if you just mouthed off during the Hewitt era and did not have tix, then it is time to pay up and support the Jackets.

FullMetalJacket

April 1st, 2011
6:24 am

Smart was Dir Ops for Oliver Purnell, Coach Gregory’s predecessor.

Wilson Dunkit

April 1st, 2011
6:27 am

I don’t dislike the NCS Wolfpack, but their fans have been trashing GT so much recently, before and after the hire, I am a little glad to see them suffering. They’re grasping at straws now, and likely to have to overpay Shaka Smart in a bidding war with Mizzou and OK.

A question

April 1st, 2011
12:44 pm

GT ‘ s last MAJOR bowl was the 2009 Orange Bowl loss. Prior to that, their last MAJOR was another Orange bowl loss to SEC Florida in 1967. These two Orange Bowl bids are the ONLY ones they have rec’d in 43 years, by the way. 2 in 43 years.

Besides these two MAJOR bowl invitations ………… name the last time and the YEAR that GT won a MAJOR BOWL. In 1990, the Citrus was only a lower, mid level bowl and therefore does not count. Yes, GT did win 1/3 of the 90 NC there. Congrats.

You will find out that GT’s last major bid was in the mid 1950s. Over this 55 year history, a major is defined as Rose, Sugar, Cotton, Orange, lately the Fiesta, Capitol One bring up the rear. Outback is just out of “major status”, sort of like the CHic Fil A is still.

GT is a 4th rate high school team

April 2nd, 2011
10:27 pm

No buzzards will be buying those tickets without Coke and Sausages. LOL

GT grad, class of 73

April 4th, 2011
8:40 am

We are a basketball school in a basketball conference, right? We did land a powerhouse coach, did we not? AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, AGHHHHHHHHHHH
#$%$#@

No, they are laughing at us.

BYRDDAWG

April 5th, 2011
3:06 pm

Mark Gottfried is the new basketball coach @ NC st…..