Friday Q&A: July 3, 2014

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1) Do you think the three-tier basketball ticket pricing will work to fill Cassell Coliseum this season?

Chris Coleman: I figured this question would be asked. For those that missed it, Virginia Tech announced the 2014-15 season ticket plan for men’s basketball on Wednesday. Ticket prices will not be increased. In fact, the price of some seats will decrease in an effort to increase attendance and create a better homecourt atmosphere.

Approximately 35% of tickets available will be sold for a cheaper price than last season. Non-student seating is divided up into three groups: The Paint, The Top of the Key, and Beyond the Arc. Here’s how it breaks down…


All the courtside tickets, plus the lower level behind the basket, will be at the regular $495 price. However, discounted tickets can be purchased for $360 and $199, if you aren’t too concerned about where you are sitting in Cassell. That’s a really good deal, particularly the $199 tickets, because there really isn’t a bad seat in Cassell.

Ultimately attendance comes down to winning. We talk about