Friday, September 25, 2009

Student Season Ticket Campout Begins On Friday

(above) The lines for student season tickets are expected to be the longest in history this weekend

500 highly sought after student season ticket packages will be up for grabs this weekend. DU is entering the season as the #1 team in the country in the early preseason polls.

Student who camp out overnight will have first shot at the tickets which are expected to be snapped up faster than food stamps at a North Dakota trailer park.

The tickets for the 2009-10 Denver Pioneer hockey team will go on sale Saturday, Sept. 26 at 8 a.m. at the Ritchie Center North Box Office. DU hockey student season tickets cost $52 for 13 games and students are limited to one ticket each with a valid DU student ID.

The DU Grilling Society will be providing BBQ for the students during the Campout.

13 comments:

Trev said...

My tickets arrived in the mail yesterday :D Time for cold, cold Molsens and the start of the Drive to Detroit!

dggoddard said...

If you have photos from the campout, email them to dggoddard@aol.com and we'll post them on LetsGoDU immediately.

Anonymous said...

Just passed by the turnabout in front of the Ritchie Center. Had to be about 12 tents already up. Mellow crowd. No music. No rowdiness. Clean cut types waiting for tix. I expect the drinkers to show up about 11 PM.

Anonymous said...

Just hoping that when it's a cold frosty February evening game night, I don't turn to my husband in the arena, and ask why there are about 1/2 the student seats vacant in the south stands. Happens every year.

Anonymous said...

Are tickets "tied" to the purchasing ID somehow, or if I buy season tickets with my ID but am out of town for a game, can a classmate go in my place?

dggoddard said...

I believe its tied to the ID or else students could split season tickets, but we'll find out more tonight.

Regarding the empty seats in the student section in Feb. there's plenty of work to be done in that area to be sure.

The games need to be fun for the students, not just dropping white pom-poms on their heads. Better music, more student themed entertainment, the band, the mascot, skating cheerleaders, more "white-outs", more Grilling Society BBQ and on and on.

Huge progress was made last last year. A winning season and more improvements this year, hopefully will yield better late season turnouts.

pessimisticfan said...

The only dilemma DU faces really from January-February is the fact that a lot of the school tends to go to the mountains and ski during those weekends. Especially when we play teams like Alaska-Anchorage, Tech, or Minnesota State. Just not a big draw for students to stay and watch us beat Alaska 7-1 on a Saturday night when people want to hit fresh powder in Breck or Vail. I'm very impartial to the subject. Just one of the drawbacks from going to a school thats close to the mountains, opposed to Duluth or St. Cloud where there's nothing to do.

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Highway 2 and 35 said...

I am a huge fan of the skating cheerleaders! When will that start? There has to be enough talent on that campus to make it happen. I came from a school where cheerleaders were and still are part of the hockey atmosphere. Get it done DU and join the ranks of hockey programs with cheerleaders. It is never too late to start.

Anonymous said...

Anon at 8:48:

When you buy a student ticket, your student ID is scanned and the ID is tied to the ticket in terms of you not being able to buy another ticket to the same game with your ID. However, a classmate can definitely go to a game in your place if you give them a ticket. No one checks if the person that bought the ticket is the one going to the game. In fact, last season they didn't even check your ID to make sure you were a student, so, anyone who looked like a student could get into a game with a student ticket.

pessimisticfan said...

If you really want to dig deeper, there are the fun ways to sneak into Magness without the hastle of buying a student ticket every Monday or Tuesday when the box office opens or doing the campout. These include a) waiting until the end of the period and jumping into the smoking section in the West Entrance with the drunk almuni and entering from there or b) go to the East entrance prior to game time where the smoking section is already up and running and shimmy your way through the gate and walk in from there and if anybody hastles you say you just went to smoke a cig. Both work every time.

dggoddard said...

Thanks Pessimistic Fan. This is the kind of heads up, inside information you can't find on the DU Athletic Department Website.

Of course DU does have a new all campus "Smoking Ban" this year. It will be interesting to see if the policy includes wealthy donors who smoke. :-)

Ketchup & Mustard said...

Regarding the smoking ban, I recall hearing something about how it would not include DU athletic events; I think it just applies to the campus in general but Magness is not part of the ban.