Oct. 19, 2012
CONWAY - Coastal Carolina men's and women's basketball season tickets are available for as low as $100. The 2012-13 men's basketball schedule features non-conference home games against perennial NCAA Tournament participant The University of Akron as well as ACC foe Clemson University. The women's team welcomes in ACC member North Carolina.
Men's season tickets for the 2012-13 season are $175 for the Teal section, $150 for the Bronze and $100 for the Fan Zone. CCU faculty/staff may purchase men's basketball season tickets in Arcadia Hall for $140 in the Teal section, $120 in the Bronze section and $80 for the Fan Zone. (Note: For all season tickets in the Teal and Bronze sections, there will be an additional donation to the Chanticleer Athletic Foundation required.) The home schedule features 15-games including seven non-conference match-ups and eight Big South Conference games.
The women's season tickets are just $25 for the entire 15-game home slate in either the Teal, Bronze or Fan Zone section.
Men's mini-packs are also available for purchase. Both mini-packs are $50 for the general public in the Bronze section and $40 in the Fan Zone, while CCU faculty/staff can purchase the mini-packs for $40 and $32, respectively.
The first mini-pack - Slam Dunk Mini-Pack - includes tickets for the inaugural men's basketball game played in The HTC Center, versus Akron on Nov. 9, as well as games versus Boston University (Dec. 6), VMI (Jan. 19) and rival Winthrop (Feb. 27).
The second mini-pack - 3-Pointer Mini-Pack - includes Florida International (Nov. 24), Clemson (Dec. 19), Campbell (Jan. 26) and UNC Asheville (Feb. 19). This is the first time Clemson has come to Conway for men's basketball since Dec. 30, 2000, and marks the second time in as many seasons the Chanticleers have hosted a program from a BSC program, defeating LSU last season. Campbell was picked in the preseason to win the Big South North Division while UNC Asheville has won each of the last two Big South Tournament titles.
Remaining single game tickets for all home men's and women's games during the 2012-13 season will go on sale Oct. 29.
Single-game tickets for all women's home games are $5 for the general public, $4 for CCU faculty/staff and $3 for youth. Prices for single-game tickets for men's home games vary. For the Akron and Clemson games, single-game tickets are $20 for Teal ($16 faculty/staff), $15 for Bronze ($12 faculty/staff), $12 for Fan Zone ($9 faculty/staff) and $8 for youth. For all other CCU men's home games, tickets are $15 for Teal ($12 faculty/staff), $12 for Bronze ($9 faculty/staff), $10 for Fan Zone ($8 faculty/staff) and $8 for youth.
For more information, contact the CCU Athletics Ticket Office toll free at 1-877-424-2677 or locally at 843-347-8499.
The fans' first chance to get a glimpse of the 2012-13 Chanticleers will be Monday, Oct. 22, as part of Hoopla, a free celebration to tip off the new basketball season at The HTC Center. The festivities will begin at 10:30 p.m.
The doors will open at 10:15 p.m. Students and fans are strongly encouraged to attend. Free pizza and drinks will be provided upon entrance, and students will have a chance to scan their cards to earn points when entering and exiting.
Hoopla will feature several contests involving students and members of the Coastal Carolina men's and women's basketball teams. The contests include:
- A dance contest featuring students and student-athletes
- A dunk contest with fans deciding the winner
- A shooting contest featuring students and student-athletes
- Two shot contests with a chance to win cash prizes
Prizes for the various contests include Beats by Dre Headphones and CCU team gear.
Fans will be introduced to the 2012-13 men's and women's basketball squads and have an opportunity to preview The HTC Center prior to opening night.
2012 Hoopla Schedule
10:15 p.m. Doors open. Free pizza and drinks provided
10:30 p.m. Welcome and team introductions
10:50 p.m. Dance contest featuring students and student-athletes
11:00 p.m. Shooting contest featuring students and student-athletes
11:20 p.m. Dunk contest
11:45 p.m. Coach Ellis and Coach LeForce address the crowd