Penn State Basketball: Return To Rec Tickets Go On Sale To General Public
The general public gets its first crack at tickets to see Penn State basketball return to Rec Hall starting Tuesday. A limited amount of tickets remain for the Dec. 14 match-up with Princeton.
Season ticket holders have been able to buy tickets for the “Return to Rec” for several weeks but seats weren't available to the general public until today at 10 a.m. Fans can purchase a maximum of four “Return to Rec” tickets by calling 1-800-NITTANY. Tickets for the "Return To Rec" game will be reserved seating and are not included in the 2013-14 men’s basketball season ticket package. There will be ADA seating options provided for the game.
Penn State has reserved up to 2,100 student seats along the sideline opposite the benches to help recreate what was once considered to be one of the loudest venues in all of college basketball. Those student tickets will be made available first to student season ticket holders beginning on a date yet to be determined in October. Additional information on the student ticket sale will be available in the coming weeks on GoPSUsports.com.
The Lions compiled a 514-183 (73.7%) record in Rec Hall, including a 45-game win streak from 1951-55.
Rec Hall had a final listed capacity of 6,846 for basketball, but six times in the building's history more than 8,000 fans jammed into the iconic building for a basketball game, including a record 8,600 fans for a contest vs. Virginia on Dec. 5, 1973.
"This is a very exciting day for our program, alumni and fans of Penn State basketball," head coach Patrick Chambers said. "I watched Penn State basketball in Rec Hall when I was younger, and it was electric. When I think of Rec Hall I think of passion, energy and tradition.
"We listened to our alums and fans and we wanted to bring that Rec Hall experience back. I'm very grateful to Dr. Joyner, the administration and my fellow coaches who currently occupy Rec Hall who have been incredibly cooperative in making this game a reality."