Tickets in high demand at Reinhardt
by Emily Horos
ehoros@cherokeetribune.com
August 07, 2013 12:41 AM | 1964 views | 1 1 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend | print
With the its home opener one month away, Reinhardt announced that it had sold the full allotment of reserved seats for the university’s inaugural football season.

According to athletic director Bill Popp, there were 250 seats available at this price level.

“We sold the reserved seats pretty quickly,” Popp said. “We have a total of about 1,800 to 2,000 seats available for the entire stadium. I think we have sold close to 500 season tickets.”

General-admission tickets are still available for the season, or on an individual-game basis. General admission season tickets are $50, while individual-game tickets are $10 in advance and $15 when purchased on game day.

Reinhardt students, faculty and staff can get one ticket per game free with the use of their EagleCard.

Because students, faculty and staff will be admitted for free, Popp said it is hard to gauge how many fans will come out. University officials are expecting to give away between 500 and 750 tickets for the first game.

“We are closing in on being sold out,” Popp said. “It will probably be a few more weeks before we know for sure.”

Popp said they aren’t holding back tickets for students, faculty and staff.

“They have to bring their university identification and we will give them a ticket,” Popp said. “It’s first-come, first-served. But they can do that at the gate, or they can do that right now.”

Popp said students do not need to wait until the week of a game. They can get a ticket to each home game at any time, as long as tickets are still available.

“We feel like early, especially, all the interest that will come out, we will have a lot of support from faculty staff and students,” Popp said. “Will it dwindle? We hope not. We hope we have a good product and they will keep on coming.”

The Eagles will host Lindsey Wilson for a noon kickoff Sept. 7. Reinhardt will official open the season a week earlier in Macon, in a matchup between first-year programs at Mercer.

Other home games on Reinhardt’s schedule are matchups with Bethel on Sept. 28, Belhaven on Oct. 19, the University of the Cumberlands on Oct. 26 and Cumberland University on Nov. 9.

Fans can purchase tickets online at www.reinhardteagles.com, but they might want to hurry. Popp said season tickets sales have sold as well as expected so far.

“We get a call for tickets of some kind or another every day, so it’s been steady,” he said. “I think our anticipation is that we will have a sellout for our first game. Then, we don’t know from there.”

When fans arrive for the first game at Ken White Field, they can expect some new sights, such as a scoreboard that will be installed in the next two weeks.

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comish
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August 07, 2013
i wish them luck, however they got the wrong coach
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