September 12, 2010

Athletic Office Announces New Policy for Men’s Hockey Tickets

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After the swine flu wiped away last year’s infamous hockey line, the University has decided to completely remove the lottery process from the selection of men’s hockey tickets for the 2010-11 season. Ticket sales will open to graduate students beginning on Sept. 22 on www.CornellBigRedTickets.com, where seat selection will be determined by the time at which the tickets are purchased.

However, a weighted system will be in place for undergraduates, with priority given to students who have purchased hockey tickets in the past. The website will begin selling tickets to three-time and two-time former ticket holders on Sept. 27 at 6:30 a.m. through 9 p.m. that evening. Sales for students who have purchased tickets once before will begin Sept. 28, beginning and ending at the same times. On Sept. 29 first-time purchasers will be given the opportunity to buy tickets beginning at 6:30 a.m., with sales concluding at midnight. A list of the selection order will be posted on www.CornellBigRed.com the following day.

Students will be able to pick up the actual tickets on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. at Lynah Rink, with members of both the men’s and women’s hockey teams expected to be in attendance. The C.U. athletic office has also called for students who attempt to move ahead in the line to be pushed back to the end of the selection order if any wrongdoing is suspected. However, students will be allowed to fall back in order to sit with friends who received a higher number. All purchases will be made online prior to entering the line at Lynah; tickets cost $260 for the 20-game season. Any further inquiries into the new ticket process should be directed towards athletictickets@cornell.edu.

Original Author: Sun Staff