Want tickets for a Bucknell home game this season? Good luck.
If you are not faculty, staff or a student and have not already purchased season tickets, now might be the time set up bookmarks on Stub Hub and e-bay. Either that, or pitch a tent in front of Sojka now to get in line for any day of the game tickets that might become available.
Even a hefty donation to the Bison Club won't get you season tickets for this season. They are sold out.
"When we built Sojka, we thought, 'What kind of marketing will we have to do to fill the place,'" Says Bison Club director Todd Newcomb. "Turns out the answer was: get a good basketball team."
Season ticket buyers have purchased the entire block of tickets available for sale to the general public. That means the only way seats will be available to purchase will be in the unlikely event that faculty, staff and students don't claim all the tickets reserved for them for each home game.
Since that amounts to more than a quarter of Sojka's 4,000 seats, it is certainly possible seats will be available for Jan. 6 vs. Navy and Jan. 9 vs. American, both of which fall during semester break.
Historically, students have failed to fill Sojka for some weekday conference games, too. That could mean seats on sale day of the game for Jan. 23 vs. Lehigh or Feb. 14 vs. Lafayette. All other Bucknell conference home dates fall on weekends.
The only other possibility would be if visiting opponents have unsold tickets to return. Visiting teams get up to 100 tickets to sell in addition to their team comps. Any returned will go on sale the day of the game, just like unclaimed staff and student tickets.
By the way, don't bother calling the Wake Forest ticket office to try buying some of the Demon Deacons allotment for Bucknell's home opener. They have already sold out.