Break out the “No Line in ’11” t-shirts. For the third consecutive season, the method of purchasing season tickets for the men’s hockey team will occur without Cornell students participating in the tradition simply known as The Line.
On Wednesday the Cornell Athletic Ticket Office announced that ticket selection will once again be held online, as it was last season, on CornellBigRedTickets.com beginning on Monday, Sept. 19 and ending on Thursday, Sept. 22. The following evening at 7 p.m. students will have the opportunity to select their seats at the Ramin Room in Bartels Hall. The 18-game season ticket plan, which includes passes to any potential ECAC playoff contests held at Lynah Rink, can be purchased for $234.
Selection will be based upon the order in which the tickets were purchased online, with priority awarded to those who have previously held season passes. Undergraduate students who have purchased tickets for three years will have the first opportunity to pick at 7 p.m., with two- and one-year ticket holders to follow. Students have the ability to “fall back” and join other ticket holders who received a lower lottery selection, according to the University. A valid Cornell ID card is required for students to pick up tickets on Sept. 23.
The Athletic Ticket Office put an end to The Line prior to the 2009-10 men’s hockey season after the outbreak of Swine Flu spread across campus. At its height, the line to purchase season tickets attracted over 2,000 Cornellians, with most camping out for over two days in hopes of securing a prime spot at Lynah Rink.
Original Author: Evan Rich