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BobZag
02-24-2009, 10:45 AM
This may have already been posted...

The West Coast Conference announced that all-session tickets for the 2009 WCC Basketball Championships at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., March 6-9 are sold out.

The capacity for the Orleans Arena at the four-day event is 7,845.

This is a very impressive milestone for the West Coast Conference," said WCC Commissioner Jamie Zaninovich. "In our first year at a neutral site, I couldn't be happier with the response from our fans. The ticket demand for our conference basketball championships in this economic climate speaks to the quality of WCC basketball and the loyalty of our fan base. We look forward to hosting nearly 8,000 basketball fans in Las Vegas next month."

A limited number of single session tickets for the Friday, March 6 game will go on sale Wednesday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m. Single session tickets for all remaining dates will not be available until the day of the game at 10:30 a.m.

Single session tickets will be available at the Orleans Arena Box Office on 4500 West Tropicana Avenue in Las Vegas. Phone and internet orders will be also taken before 2:00 p.m. on the day of the game by calling 888-834-2234 or visiting www.orleansarena.com. The number of single session tickets available will depend on the quantity of unused student tickets returned by the participating institutions.

Men's single session ticket prices are $65/$50 for preliminary sessions March 6-7, $75/$55 for the semifinals on March 8 and $85/$65 for the championship game on March 9. Women's single session ticket prices are $15 for the preliminary sessions on March 6-8 and $20 for the championship game on March 9. A limited number of packages including all four women's sessions are still available for $35.

johno
02-24-2009, 12:40 PM
It'd be interesting to see the ticket sales broken down by zip code or region.

bullzag23
02-24-2009, 12:47 PM
It'd be interesting to see the ticket sales broken down by zip code or region.

I'd imagine that a decent number of students from each school purchased tickets, considering it's spring break and it's Vegas, a great SB destination. I wouldn't be surprised to see a greater number of GU/SMC students/alumni there because of the expectations both teams had coming into conference play. Regardless it's going to be great to have this thing at a truly neutral site, no more 'neutral' Santa Clara hostings. Granted, it was fun storming their home court, but that was no neutral game. :D

Angelo Roncalli
02-24-2009, 12:55 PM
I'd imagine that a decent number of students from each school purchased tickets, considering it's spring break and it's Vegas, a great SB destination. I wouldn't be surprised to see a greater number of GU/SMC students/alumni there because of the expectations both teams had coming into conference play. Regardless it's going to be great to have this thing at a truly neutral site, no more 'neutral' Santa Clara hostings. Granted, it was fun storming their home court, but that was no neutral game. :D

I believe each school is allocated a number of student tickets for each game. I know Gonzaga's student ticket distribution for the WCC tournament was this morning.

Das Zagger
02-24-2009, 01:01 PM
Its good to see that it sold out, hopefully they keep it there for future years. I've never been to the Orleans but have heard good things from people who have, I'm looking forward to hoops and Vegas.

brian_sun
02-24-2009, 01:09 PM
I thought we are in an economic crisis? Where do these kids get all the money to booze up in Vegas for 3 days?

lothar98zag
02-24-2009, 01:10 PM
I thought we are in an economic crisis? Where do these kids get all the money to booze up in Vegas for 3 days?
student loans?

st. al
02-24-2009, 01:17 PM
I believe each school is allocated a number of student tickets for each game. I know Gonzaga's student ticket distribution for the WCC tournament was this morning.

And boy was that fun. Something beautifully ironic about standing outside in the bitter cold for a trip to Vegas though.

gbnyba17
02-24-2009, 01:29 PM
i believe we were given 200 student tickets, so im assuming that number is the same for every school. that means the other 7600 were sold to the general public. quite impressive! cant wait for a great time in vegas, go zags!

brian_sun
02-24-2009, 02:03 PM
How's the hotel situation that weekend in Vegas? Is the WCC tournament the only big event that weekend over there? We are not running into the WSOP at that time, right?

bullzag23
02-24-2009, 02:05 PM
i believe we were given 200 student tickets, so im assuming that number is the same for every school. that means the other 7600 were sold to the general public. quite impressive! cant wait for a great time in vegas, go zags!

I think you're forgetting the other 7 WCC schools? If they all sold an alottment of 200 tickets each, that's 1,600 total for students, so it would be closer to 6,200 for the general public. Keep in mind that the 'general public' includes alums from each school. Still impressive to sell out during such times economy wise.

Angelo Roncalli
02-24-2009, 02:31 PM
When will we know the breakdown of who is playing who in what games?


The Zags have the #1 seed locked. So we know that GU will be playing in the 6:30 PM game on Sunday.

Loyola and USF have the #7 and #8 seeds locked up, so we know that they'll playing on Saturday, we just don't know who or at what times. Their round one opponents will come from Pepperdine, San Diego and Santa Clara.

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/west/genrel/auto_pdf/2009WCCTournamentbrackets.pdf

bullzag23
02-24-2009, 02:37 PM
The Zags have the #1 seed locked. So we know that GU will be playing in the 6:30 PM game on Sunday.

Loyola and USF have the #7 and #8 seeds locked up, so we know that they'll playing on Saturday, we just don't know who or at what times. Their round one opponents will come from Pepperdine, San Diego and Santa Clara.

http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/west/genrel/auto_pdf/2009WCCTournamentbrackets.pdf

We also know that Portland is guaranteed at least a bye into saturday, as is Saint Mary's. I believe these two have the 2-3 seeds locked up, so GU can only meet one of these teams in the finals. It should be interesting to see how the 4-6 seeds work out over the next few days.

Rangerzag
02-24-2009, 03:16 PM
I think you're forgetting the other 7 WCC schools? If they all sold an alottment of 200 tickets each, that's 1,600 total for students, so it would be closer to 6,200 for the general public. Keep in mind that the 'general public' includes alums from each school. Still impressive to sell out during such times economy wise.

Do the students get passes for all the sessions? I am thinking they do not, so it would be more than 6200 for non-student tickets.

gbnyba17
02-24-2009, 04:07 PM
Do the students get passes for all the sessions? I am thinking they do not, so it would be more than 6200 for non-student tickets.

u are correct, we only get tickets for GU's games. so actually there will be as many as 400 students at each game (2 schools playing), so the rest go to everyone else.

kazzag
02-24-2009, 04:37 PM
We have 2 all session WCC tourney tickets for sale. Tickets are in section 109 row R. We are selling them for what we paid $138.00 each. Total for both $276.00. Please contact if you have any questions. Thanks for looking. PM if interested. Go Zags.