Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Student Tickets Available September 10th (Updated)

The PIA's student section seats will be spoken for on September 10th

UPDATE 8/30 1:45 P.M.: Penn State has released full details of the ticket sale, confirming the first-come, first-served nature of the event, which will take place on September 10th at 10:00 a.m. in the HUB. It also corrected a couple of inaccuracies in the Onward State report (below). First, with respect to payment:
Season tickets for the 1,000-seat student section are being offered at $96 for 12 of the team's 18 home games in the brand-new, $90 million facility. A valid student ID is required and tickets may be purchased with cash, check, a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or LionCash.
Note that only 12 of the 18 home games are part of the student package, as the Union, Wisconsin and Ohio State series take place during either Thanksgiving or Spring Break. It appears as if student single-game tickets for those games will be available on the same TBD date as the public single-game sale:
The six home games not included in student season tickets fall during Thanksgiving and Spring Break (Nov. 30, Dec. 1, March 7-8, March 15-16) and will be available once single-game tickets go on sale (date to be determined).
The original post follows.

After the date, time and location of the long-awaited student ticket sale for the inaugural men's season at Pegula Ice Arena leaked out of Sunday night's Be A Part From The Start rally, Penn State confirmed the news on Monday but promised that more details would follow.

Onward State didn't feel like waiting though, and issued the following report.
Students who want to be part of the inaugural hockey season in Happy Valley will get their chance on September 10 [at 10 a.m.]. Student season ticket for the 16 home games will go on sale in the HUB that day for $128, or $10 for individual game tickets.

Penn State’s new $90 million arena is nearing completion and, by all accounts, will help set the standard for collegiate hockey rinks in the country. The student section is located directly behind the opposing team’s goal for two out of three periods at the steepest slope allowed by code. A virtual tour of the seating bowl is available here.

There are over 1000 student tickets available for purchase and seating is based on a first come first serve basis. Tickets for holiday games are also available for purchase later in the season. The additional space will allow more fans to enter the stadium, which was a common problem at the previous Greenberg Ice Pavilion.
First of all: "Steepest allowed by code." Finish your drink!

As mentioned and as is customary in college sports, both at PSU and elsewhere, student ticket packages will only include games played while classes are in session. Fortunately, according to Onward State, 16 of the Nittany Lions' 18 Pegula Ice Arena games fall into that category. Unfortunately, the two that don't will likely be from either the Union series (November 30th and December 1st, the weekend after Thanksgiving) or the regular season-closing Ohio State series (March 14th and 15th, 2014, the weekend on the back side of spring break), four of the most anticipated contests on the schedule. Information on games excluded from the student package, I suppose, is the one remaining loose end.

Regardless, there's little doubt that the seats will sell quickly and, as is the case in other sports, provide Penn State with one of the nation's best home-ice advantages.

1 comment:

  1. Being a student who is required to be in class at 10 AM that day, I wish they would have started the sale earlier. IMHO, if they wanted to make the system fair the sale would start before classes (8 AM) like they did last year. By starting the sale before 8 it would allow students who want hockey tickets the most, to wake up early or camp out to get them. I was planning on camping out with my friends, now I'm not sure if I'll be able to get tickets because I have class. Being a loyal fan who has been going to games the past 3 years, I'll be pretty PO'd if I can't get tickets because of some bandwagon students who are going just for the new arena.