Monday, March 15, 2010

UNC slashes NIT ticket prices

CHAPEL HILL — North Carolina, which will play William & Mary in the first round of the NIT on Tuesday night, has cut ticket prices from $40 to $20. The change was made, team spokesman Steve Kirschner said, because of the lateness (9:30 p.m. tip) of the game.

It will be played at Carmichael Arena because of renovations to the Smith Center offices.

According to the UNC Web site: Rams Club members may request tickets on Monday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. either through an online application on their Rams Club account or over
the phone at 800-722-4335. Rams Club members will be notified of what tickets they receive by 8 p.m. on Monday. Any leftover tickets will go on sale to the general public on Tuesday, March 16th, at 10 a.m. Tickets are $20, a change made from the original $40 price because of the game's late starting time.

-- Robbi Pickeral

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am a Tar Heel fan, but it was completely ridiculous that they were going to charge $40 to begin with. My only guess is that student tickets will only be like $5 (which is what they were the last time they were in the NIT) and they were using the $40 to offset the cost there.

Anonymous said...

Classic! They will still have trouble selling out Carmicheal. Is there a bigger bandwagon bunch of "fans?"

Gloat win they win, but cannot be found when facing a little hard time.

Anonymous said...

Time to pipe in the crowd noise - AGAIN!

Anonymous said...

I hope they lose money on this deal. They don't deserve to be in this tournament, much less hosting a game.

Jonathan said...

I think you'll be quite surprised at the turnout...an elimination game at Carmichael? If there is a crowd, and there likely will be, William and Mary will be no match for the Tar Heels. I'm there.

MichaelProcton said...

Yeah, "lateness of the game." Not just that nobody gives a shit about a UNC-William and Mary game.