Tickets Moving Quickly For Pete Newell Challenge

Nov. 2, 2000

Ticket sales for the fourth-annual Pete Newell Challenge, presented byTiVo, are off to a fast start. Seats in the lower level of The Arenain Oakland are selling quickly, though there are good seats still leftin most price categories. The Dec. 21 doubleheader includes a marqueematchup between preseason top-ranked Duke and defending Pac-10co-champion Stanford at 6 p.m., followed by Georgia-led by formerUCLA coach Jim Harrick--against Cal. Two years ago, at the secondPete Newell Challenge, the largest crowd in California collegebasketball history-19,674-saw Cal knock off North Carolina, andStanford beat Temple, at The Arena in Oakland. Given this year's stellar lineup of teams, that mark figures to be threatened. Tickets for the event, which honors Hall of Fame coach and Bay Area icon Pete Newell, are available through all Tickets.com outlets in the Bay Area, and at The Arena in Oakland box office. Prices range from $15 to $55, with a limited number of premium seats available for $100. A ceremony honoring the 40-year anniversary of the gold-medal-winning 1960 U.S. Olympic basketball team, coached by Newell, will also take place during the evening.

Fans can purchase tickets by logging on to www.tickets.com, by visiting any Wherehouse or Tu Musica music store in the Bay Area, through select locations, including Gottschalks, Solari's or Raley's stores, or by calling any of the following Tickets.com numbers: (510/925) 762-2277, (415/650) 478-2277, (916/530) 766-2277, (408) 998-2277, (707) 546-2277, (800) 225-2277 (Central Valley and outside California). The Arena in Oakland box office is located at 7000 Coliseum Way. Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday. Or phone: (510) 569-2121.

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