Basketball tickets going fast

Sept. 23, 2004

By CJ Bowles

There are less than six weeks to go before the Washington Huskies men's basketball team tips off its season, but if you would like to attend the games, buying tickets sooner rather than later would be a good idea.

According to Assistant Athletic Director for Ticket Operations, Wendy Brown, there are only 2,400 of the 10,000 season tickets left to be sold. In comparison, a year ago there were only 2,500 sold total.

When asked how ticket sales are going, Brown replied with just one word, 'fabulous'.

The increase in ticket sales can be attributed to the potential this year's squad has. Only one letterman was lost from the team that went 19-12 last season. The Huskies also made their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 1999.

The Husky players are appreciative of the support and realize that things are going to be different this year at Bank of America Arena.

'Every home game is going to be packed like Gonzaga or Arizona are here,' said point guard, Nate Robinson. 'It's going to be fun and exciting for us.'

'It gets us stoked and it gets the fans stoked watching us get stoked off them. We get hyped, coaches get into it, everyone gets into it. It also makes it hard for teams to run plays and score buckets with a loud crowd.'

In an effort to accommodate more UW students, the amount of Dawg Pack tickets available was increased from 800 to 1,200. Those tickets have been sold out for over a month now.

'I can't wait for the season to get started,' said UW student and Dawg Pack ticket holder, Chase Little. 'Last season was awesome and this year the team's going to be even better.'

'We're going to pack the stands with a sea of purple and it's going to be deafening in there,' added Aaron Kahler, another Dawg Pack member.

For non-students, one of the most popular ticket packages has been the five-game plan which went on sale Oct. 1. The package allows the fan to pick any five games from the Huskies' home schedule. Single-game tickets become available for purchase starting Nov. 1, if tickets are available. For groups of 25 or more, please call (206) 616-6194.

Tickets can be purchased via the internet at or by calling the Husky Ticket Office (206)-543-2200.

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