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