South Carolina Women’s Basketball changes ticket prices for upcoming season

South Carolina Women’s Basketball changes ticket prices for upcoming season

Changes reflect increased program quality

For only the third time in South Carolina women’s basketball’s most successful era, the Athletic Department today announced that season ticket prices will change for the 2022-23 season. The changes reflect the program’s increased quality and price alignment with other successful comparable programs across the country. “, said USC athletic director Ray Tanner. “We have resisted changing this formula for ticket prices for many years, but it’s time to reflect the value of what fans come to see every day. night at Colonial Life Arena.” Since Staley’s hiring in May 2008, the Athletic Department has raised ticket prices just twice before with incremental changes both times. The most significant change came before the 2018 season. -19, which added a seat donation requirement for shortside seats and Premier seats.In his 14 seasons at South Carolina, Staley propelled the program nationally with six SEC Championships, three NCAA Final Four appearances, the 2017 national championships, and 44 weeks ranked No. 1 in the nation, which ranks sixth among all programs in polling history.Since first appearing in the NCAA Tournament in 2011-12, the Gamecoc Staley’s ks have been particularly impressive at home going 145-14 for a .912 winning percentage. Meanwhile, the team is 37-14 (.725) against the top 25 opponents at Colonial Life Arena. South Carolina’s current lower-tier tickets are $70 with a seat donation ranging from $400 for courtside/floor seats to $200 for premier seats. By comparison, in 2021-22, lower-tier tickets at other nationally ranked programs such as Stanford, LSU, Tennessee, Arizona, Louisville, and Baylor ranged from $115 to $400. In the secondary market, Gamecock women’s basketball tickets sold for up to six times their face value. In addition to the existing short and first side seating, lower level reserved seating will be divided into two areas – Lower 1 (sections 104-106, 113-15) and Lower 2 (sections 101-103, 107-109, 112, 116 -118) – at different price points. Higher level reserved seats are also added. Current general admission season ticket holders will see their prices increase from $45 to $55 for the 2022-23 season, which at the new price is still under $4 per game in a 15-game home game of the season. Reserved seats on the upper level will cost $85. On the lower tier, seats along the baselines will drop from $70 to $100 for the season, with the remaining lower tier sections available at $200 per seat. The biggest increases will be for Premier Zones ($325), Floor Seating ($565) and Lower Zone 1 ($200). scheduled for April 15, 2022. All other Gamecock Women’s Basketball season ticket holders will have their bills charged to their account in July. of $6.34 per game. 2 (4,424 seats)Increase by $70 to $100Increase by $4.67 per game to $6.67Average increase by $2.00 per gameUpper Reserved (876 seats)Increase by $45 to $85Increase by 3 $.00 per game to $5.67Average age increase of $2.67 per gameUpper GA (5,776 seats)Increase of $45 to $55Increase of $3.00 per game to $3.67Increase average of $0.67 per game

For only the third time in South Carolina women’s basketball’s most successful era, the Athletic Department today announced that season ticket prices will change for the 2022-23 season. The changes reflect the increased quality of the program and the alignment of prices with those of other programs with comparable success across the country.

“Coach Staley has taken her program to unprecedented heights, both in the team she puts on the field and the fan base she has built,” said USC Athletics manager Ray Tanner. . “We’ve resisted changing this formula for ticket prices for many years, but it’s time to reflect the value of what fans come to see at Colonial Life Arena every night.”

Since Staley’s hiring in May 2008, the athletic department has only raised ticket prices twice before, with incremental changes each time. The most significant change came ahead of the 2018-19 season, which added a seat donation requirement for shortside seats and Premier seats.

During his 14 seasons at South Carolina, Staley elevated the program to national prominence with six SEC championships, three NCAA Final Four appearances, the 2017 National Championships and 44 weeks ranked No. 1 in the nation, which ranks sixth among all programs in polling history. Since their first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2011-12, the Staley Gamecocks have been particularly impressive at home with a 145-14 record for a .912 winning percentage. Meanwhile, the team is 37-14 (.725) against the top 25 foes in Colonial Life Arena.

With this resume, Gamecock Women’s Basketball Tickets has been undervalued compared to many other top programs nationally. South Carolina’s current lower-tier tickets are $70 with a seat donation ranging from $400 for courtside/floor seats to $200 for premier seats. By comparison, in 2021-22, lower-tier tickets at other nationally ranked programs such as Stanford, LSU, Tennessee, Arizona, Louisville, and Baylor ranged from $115 to $400. In the secondary market, Gamecock women’s basketball tickets sold for up to six times their face value.

South Carolina’s new seating plan will drop from four pricing tiers to six in an effort to preserve as many economical options as possible for fans. In addition to the existing short and first side seating, lower level reserved seating will be divided into two areas – Lower 1 (sections 104-106, 113-15) and Lower 2 (sections 101-103, 107-109, 112, 116 -118) – at different price points. Reserved seats on the upper level are also added.

Current general admission season ticket holders will see their prices increase from $45 to $55 for the 2022-23 season, which at the new price is still less than $4 per game in a typical 15-game season. home. Reserved seats on the upper level will cost $85. On the lower tier, seats along the baselines will drop from $70 to $100 for the season, with the remaining lower tier sections available at $200 per seat. The biggest increases will be for Premier Zones ($325), Floor Seating ($565) and Lower Zone 1 ($200).

Season pass holders with the 10-month payment plan option will see the new price reflected on their first payment, which is scheduled for April 15, 2022. All other Gamecock Women’s Basketball season pass holders will see their bills loaded into their accounts in July.

Colonial Life Arena ticket prices map
GAMECOCK WOMEN’S BASKETBALL TICKET PRICE INCREASE
Floor seats (78 seats) Increase from $470 to $565 Increase from $31.33 per game to $37.67 Average increase of $6.34 per game
Premier Seats (292 seats) Increase from $270 to $325 $18.00 per game increase to $21.67 Average increase of $3.67 per game
Low 1 (3,338 seats) Increase from $70 to $200 $4.67 per game increase to $13.33 Average increase of $8.66 per game
Low 2 (4,424 seats) Increase from $70 to $100 Increase from $4.67 per game to $6.67 Average increase of $2.00 per game
Superior reserved (876 places) Increase from $45 to $85 $3.00 per game increase to $5.67 Average increase of $2.67 per game
Upper GA (5,776 seats) Increase from $45 to $55 $3.00 per game increase to $3.67 Average increase of $0.67 per game

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