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Stevens: Lobo Pride Pass Is A Bang For The Bucks
Courtesy: New Mexico Athletics  
Release:  07/14/2014

Need Lobo Pride Pass?  Lobo Pride Passes also are available for in-person pick up at the Lobo Ticket Office in The Pit. The Lobo Ticket Office in The Pit office hours are 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. from Monday through Friday. Call 925-LOBO or head to the Lobo Ticket Office in The Pit for more information. The first 500 purchasers of the Lobo Pride Pass will receive a free Nike Lobo hat along with a $5 concessions voucher.


By Richard Stevens - Senior Writer/GoLobos.com

The Lobo Pride Pass makes sense on several appealing levels.   The athletic contests it brings to the holder are first class.

The price is right, too. 

If you are looking for a smart way to spend your entertainment dollar and get a huge return on that expenditure, the Lobo Pride Pass is a $50 deal to consider.  This is a huge bang for the bucks as Pride Pass owners have a ticket to 80-plus events. 

That’s less than $1 for each adventure into Lobo Land.  The first 500 purchasers of the Lobo Pride Pass will receive a free Nike Lobo hat along with a $5 concessions voucher.

The Pride Pass begins with Lobos’ men’s and women’s soccer and Lobo volleyball, but it also includes indoor track, baseball and softball.  If you paid for these events one-by-one, it would cost hundreds of dollars.

“The Lobo Pride Pass makes a huge impact on our team and our attendance,” said Kit Vela, Lobo women’s soccer coach. “This pass is such a great incentive for our community to come out and support not only our team, but so many other deserving UNM sports and athletes.”

The initial benefit of the Pride Pass comes in the fall with soccer and volleyball.  There are 41 home games on tap from these three sports alone. And these teams are loaded:

Lobo Men’s Soccer: Coach Jeremy Fishbein’s Lobos are coming off a 2013 trip to the College Cup. The talent Fishbein returns for the fall of 2014 could push this outstanding program back into that Final Four setting.  The Lobos also have a Conference USA crown to defend and with a target on their backs the Lobos could use a packed stadium to help with that title defense.

Lobo Women’s Soccer:  Coach Kit Vela will field maybe the most athletic team in the history of her program.  This team is loaded with quickness and has long been one of the top defending teams in the Mountain West.  Vela returns two All-MW players in Dylan O’Connor and Lindsey Guice and one of the more promising young keepers in the conference in Cassie Ulrick.

Lobo Volleyball:  You probably don’t want to miss the senior season of one of the top Lobos to ever soar above the nets: Chantale Riddle.  But Coach Jeff Nelson’s 2014 Lobos are good enough to bring him his first Mountain West title because this also is a talented team.  Nelson’s team is stacked with high-jumping Lobos who have their sights on a MW crown and postseason play. And they play Texas on Aug. 29!

There will be Lobo talent on these teams that once again soars to Mountain West titles and All-American status. At this price, can you afford to miss any of this?

And there are Lobo Dogs, too.


 

Junior Lobo Kids Club: It's nice to be a kid. UNM's Junior Lobo Kids Club gets youngsters (eighth grade on down) to the same games as the Lobo Pride Pass, but it also includes season-long admission to all home football and women's basketball games. And the price is even better: $25. 


 

Friday, October 24
7:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
vs. Colorado State
Sunday, October 26
1:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
vs. Wyoming
Friday, October 31
8:00 PM - 
Women's Soccer
at San Diego State
Tuesday, November 04
TBA - 
Women's Soccer
vs. TBA First Round
Thursday, November 06
TBA - 
Women's Soccer
vs. TBA Semifinal Round
Saturday, November 08
TBA - 
Women's Soccer
vs. TBA Championship Round
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