Golden Eagle basketball season ticket sales in high gear


Season tickets offer savings from $120 to $195 per person;
Back the Golden Eagle plan is an $800 savings

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – With just over a month remaining before the season opens in Eblen Center, Tennessee Tech Athletics has shifted into high gear with its 2012-13 basketball season ticket sales.

The home schedule features 30 home games on 22 dates, a combined lineup of games that has fans excited, according to Mark Wilson, TTU Director of Athletics.

“Our fans are not only excited about the start of a new basketball season, but they really like the home schedules and how many opportunities they will have to come out and watch the women’s and men’s teams in Eblen Center,” Wilson said.

“Our coaches did a great job in developing their schedules, and both our fans and our student-athletes are looking forward to playing that many games at home,” he said.  “We think the outlook is outstanding for both teams, there’s a lot of enthusiasm and the attitude is really contagious, and it’s showing up in our ticket sales.”

The home season gets underway on Monday, Nov. 5, when first-year coach Jim Davis puts the women's team on the floor for an exhibition game against Lee University.

The first regular season home games come in a doubleheader on Saturday, Nov. 10, following a football game in Tucker Stadium. The Golden Eagle women host Tennessee Wesleyan at 5:30 p.m., followed by a coach Steve Payne's men's team facing Crowley's Ridge at 7:30 p.m. A busy month of November includes 10 home games, while Tech hosts three more in early December before both teams embark on lengthy road stretches.

The women host a total of 16 home games while the men’s team is on its home floor for 14 games.

Renewal information has been sent to all past Golden Eagle Basketball season ticket holders, while applications for ordering season and individual game tickets have been distributed for potential new ticket purchases.

An adult season ticket, which admits the holder to all 30 games on 22 dates, is on sale for $100. Senior season tickets are $75 each, Tech employees can purchase season tickets for $65 each, and a youth ticket and membership in the Hoop Troop, is $25.

All single-game tickets are $10. That makes any of the season tickets a money-saving option. For an adult season ticket holder, the savings for the entire season is $120 per ticket, while a senior season ticket represents a $145 savings per ticket. Tech employees save $155 per ticket. A Hoop Troop membership and season ticket will save $195 per person over individual game tickets.

Fans and business owners also have the option of purchasing a "Back the Golden Eagles" season ticket for the games in November and December.

The "Back the Golden Eagles" ticket includes 10 tickets to each of the 13 home games in November and December (on 10 different dates) for $200. The same number of individual game tickets for that package would cost as much as $1,000, so the savings would amount to $800.

“There’s no question that season tickets and the "Back the Golden Eagles" plan are the best deals we offer,” said Sandy Zimmerman, Athletics Ticket Office Manager.

“We’ve seen an upturn in our ticket sales over the past few days,” she added. “With the season getting closer, we’re hearing more and more talk about the start of the basketball season, and it’s showing up in additional ticket sales, including a lot of brand new season ticket holders.”

To order tickets or for additional information, visit or call the Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center. The office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to noon, and from 1 to 4:30 p.m. The phone number is (931) 372-3940.

Tickets may also be ordered online by clicking the Tickets option on the official Tennessee Tech Athletics website at TTUsports.com.