MSU Finalizes Women's Basketball Season Ticket Plan
April 20, 2013
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SPRINGFIELD -- An overhaul to the season-ticket pricing structure for Missouri State University women's basketball was formally unveiled today (April 20) by Director of Athletics Kyle Moats, who hinted at the changes during a recent news conference.
Under the new pricing plan, season tickets will be $80 per seat for bleacher sections (H and I), and $120 for all other seats. Only Section B (behind the Lady Bears bench), Section C (center court behind the scorer's table) and Section L (center court behind the press row) will retain a seat assessment of $300.
Courtside and loge-level seats will also be a $120 season ticket with seat assessments in those two areas dropping from $1000 to $500 for the 2013-14 season.
“This is something we have been working on for a while,” said Moats. “President (Clif) Smart and I listened to what our fans wanted, and this puts us in a very competitive situation in terms of value for our fans’ entertainment dollar. Fans in Springfield and around the region will really embrace the brand of basketball that Coach (Kellie) Harper will bring to JQH Arena, and our goal is to bring back that electric atmosphere that people have come to expect from the Lady Bears.”
The new pricing plan is a dramatic savings from last season which featured $259 season tickets for the lower level with seat assessments ranging from $150 to $500 in 10 sections.
Tickets on Sale
Beginning Monday, April 22, fans wishing to purchase new season tickets will be able to reserve their 2013-14 season tickets by submitting a Lady Bears Season Ticket Application. Applications are available at MissouriStateBears.com, at the Chevy Pickup Window at JQH Arena or by phone by calling (417) 836-3302 or (417) 836-7678. No payment is due at the time an application is submitted.
Current season ticket holders will have first priority in renewing or upgrading their season tickets, based on priority points. After the season ticket renewal deadline (July 15), new season ticket holders will be contacted in the order in which their application is received to determine their seat locations with a ticket representative.
Single-game tickets will be available for purchase in October.
Season Ticket Renewals
Renewal applications for current Lady Bears’ season ticket holders will be mailed on June 1. Seats currently occupied by season ticket holders will be held until the season-ticket renewal deadline of July 15.
Disabled seating is available at the top of Sections B, C, K, L and M as well as the bottom of Sections CC, DD, EE, JJ and LL in the upper level. The season ticket cost for any accessible seat is $120. The seat assessment for wheelchair-accessible seats in Sections B, C and L is $150 per seat. There is no annual seat assessment for accessible seats in any other section.
Kids Club/Children’s Tickets
In addition to other benefits, a $10 annual membership in the Boomer’s Kids Club provides for free single-game or season tickets in Sections H and I throughout the season for children 12 and under. Half-price tickets single-game and season tickets are also available to Boomer’s Kids Club members in all other non-assessed seating sections.
All Bears Fund members with a total giving level of at least $300 in tax-deductable annual contributions and seat assessments will receive donor lot parking privileges. Season ticket holders in non-assessed seating sections may receive parking privileges by joining The Bears Fund at the Silver Bears level or higher. Minor changes will be made to the designated donor parking areas for the upcoming season.
Other Discounts Available
Senior citizens receive a 10 percent discount on all season tickets, and Missouri State faculty and staff receive a 50 percent discount with the presentation of a valid BearPass ID at the time of purchase. Members of the Young Bears Fund – for alumni ages 22-27 – are eligible for a 50-percent seat-assessment discount as well as a 25 percent discount for season tickets. Boomer’s Kids Club benefits are explained in the section above.
Current Missouri State students receive free admission to all home games with the presentation of a valid BearPass ID at the Chevy Pickup Window in JQH Arena at the time of pick up.
To speak with someone about season tickets, please call (417) 836-3302, (417) 836-7678 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Information can also be found on-line at MissouriStateBears.com by clicking on “Tickets” at the top of the page, and then “Women’s Basketball Ticket Info.” A special video has also been produced to help explain the changes.
Likewise, Missouri State will be hosting a Town Hall Meeting at JQH Arena on Friday, April 26, starting at 5:30 p.m. The free session will take place in the PRIME Overtime Club and is designed to help answer any questions current and potential season ticket holders may have. The changes and benefits for the upcoming season will be explained in an easy-to-understand presentation.
Current season ticket holders will also be invited to a breakfast to meet Coach Kellie Harper and have the opportunity to ask questions related to the program and season tickets.