With sellout expected, students must pick up basketball tickets

With interest in the men’s basketball team higher than it’s been in recent memory, the Athletics Department announced a new policy for students seeking to get tickets to this weekend’s games.

Non-student tickets for both men’s basketball games this weekend — Friday night versus Harvard at 6 p.m. and Saturday night versus Dartmouth at 7 p.m. — are sold out. The Athletics Department said it has enlarged the Yale student section, but the number of student tickets available are limited. Students interested in attending the games must go to the Yale Ticket Office, located in the Ray Tompkins House, to pick up tickets today between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or Friday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets are still free for Yale students.

Students must show a valid Yale ID in order to receive tickets and there is a limit of one ticket for each game per student. Students cannot just show up to the John J. Lee Amphitheater with their Yale ID in order to gain admittance, which has historically been the policy.

For those students unable to obtain tickets for the Harvard game, the Athletics Department will provide a live broadcast of the basketball game on a 14-foot screen in the Lanman Center, the basketball practice facility on the first floor of Payne Whitney Gym. At the conclusion of the Yale-Harvard basketball game, there will be a delayed broadcast of the Yale-Harvard hockey game (which starts at 7 p.m. Friday night).

Prior to Friday’s game, there will be a Yale College Council sponsored pep rally in the Lanman Center, beginning at 4:45 p.m.

Students wishing to attend the men’s hockey games this weekend must still pick-up their tickets in advance at the Yale Bookstore.

— Jeremy Licht

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