Men's Basketball Season Tickets On Sale Now
Oct. 8, 2003
The Arizona State men's basketball season tips off next week with media day on Tuesday, Oct. 14, followed by the first practice on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 8 a.m. at Wells Fargo Arena. New season ticket orders are being accepted as following its best season in eight years, a significant drop in pricing on season and single-game ticket prices in May has resulted in a 90 percent renewal rate, as there are just 300 tickets remaining in the lower bowl of Wells Fargo Arena.
The Sun Devils are coming off a fourth-place finish in the Pacific-10 and a NCAA tournament appearance, where they advanced to the second round. ASU posted a 20-12 record in 2002-2003 and returns Pac-10 Freshman of the Year in Ike Diogu and four other letterman and has recruited a top-25 class. Diogu has been named a first-team All-American by as many as five publications.
Almost every ticket category available to the public was reduced by some percentage. Tickets, depending upon seat location, were reduced by as much as 20 percent. As a whole, 58 percent of the general public seats in Wells Fargo Arena were reduced. Wells Fargo Arena (capacity 14,141) includes 3,000 tickets that are available to ASU students. The student ticket numbers have been increased from 2,200.
The most notable decrease is on the sides in the upper level, where the price was cut 20 percent to $173 for 18 home games, a decrease of $2.39 per game. Also, ASU faculty/staff seats in the upper level on the sides were decreased 20 percent, to just $138 for the year ($7.67 per game).
ASU again has the 'Pac-10 Pack' which is a nine-game league package for just $12 per game ($108 total). There are 250 seats that will be available in this category in section A2. The price is a 20 percent ($3 per game) decrease from last season. Family packs (minimum of three seats) also start at $75 per seat.
ASU announced the creation of 'Rob's Rooters' in Section C1 of Wells Fargo Arena. It offers fans the opportunity to purchase tickets for $5 each game. The seating capacity is limited to 250 and will be open to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets will go on sale three games in advance, with the first three games going on sale Wednesday, October 15. Ticket limits will be imposed in order to guarantee the opportunity for as many patrons as possible to take advantage of the offer.
The benefits of owning season tickets to ASU basketball include insuring a seat for the ASU-UA game (the Pac-10 opener on Jan. 3), postseason tournament ticket priority and tickets for the Temple game at America West Arena on December 9.
2003-2004 ticket prices are as follows for eighteen home games:Season Tickets Old Price (17 games) New Price (18 games)Lower Level $204 $216* (every seat requires a SAF gift)
Upper Level Sides $204 $173* (1,638 seats with no SAF gift)***price has been reduced by 20 percent, $2.39 per game.
Upper Level Ends $170 $162 (2,756 seats with no SAF gift)***price has been reduced by 10 percent, $1 per game.
Upper Level Ends (Jr/Sr)$108 $108
Family Plan $75 $75 (min. of 3 tickets)
Pac-10 Pack (9 games) $135 $108***Pac-10 Pack has been reduced by 20 percent, $3 per game.*Some seats require Sun Angel Foundation gift
Rob's RootersSection C1 (all seats/every game (except AWA game) $5
Regular Season Single-Game TicketsLower Level $25 $26Upper Level Sides $20 $18Upper Level Ends $16 $14Upper Level Ends (Jr/Sr) $8 $7