Columbia, SC – As basketball season approaches (two exhibition games this week and our #HoopsTakeover event!), season ticket sales have progressed steadily during the offseason. After an impressive run to the Sweet Sixteen by Dawn Staley’s women’s squad and the hiring of Frank Martin to lead the men’s team, fans are looking forward to seeing what’s in store at Colonial Life Arena this season. Both coaches are excited about getting the season started and seeing the returning players mesh with newcomers. (Check out a recap of their comments at last week’s SEC Media Day here.)
With well over 5,900 season tickets sold so far, the men’s team has already surpassed last year’s total of 5,864 tickets. The women’s team has also surpassed last year’s number with almost 2,000 season tickets sold for 2012-13. Fans who have already purchased their season tickets should be receiving them next week.
Men’s Basketball won their opening exhibition game Tuesday night vs. Kentucky Wesleyan and Women’s Basketball will take on Anderson in an exhibition game this Sunday, November 4th, at 3 PM. Admission is free for exhibition games and seating is general admission.
Both teams will participate in our one-of-a-kind #HoopsTakeover event this Friday, November 2nd, featuring live interviews throughout the day streamed on GamecocksOnline.com, broadcast on 107.5 The Game in Columbia, and distributed via all South Carolina social media channels. The event will conclude with My Carolina’s Basketball Preview Party for alumni association and Gamecock Club members exclusively.
To purchase season tickets online, go to the GamecocksOnline.com Tickets homepage.