July 12, 2013
Albuquerque, N.M. - Last season saw the University of New Mexico basketball program pack The Pit to the tune of 15,022 fans per game, including complete sellouts in six of the final 10 games. With another great season expected, season tickets are a must and UNM athletics has announced season tickets prices for the upcoming 2013-14 schedule.
Season ticket prices for 2013-14 have gone up $17, or $1 per ticket. That $1 surcharge per ticket has been added that specifically goes to payment on UNM's debt service for The Pit. All single game tickets will have a $2 surcharge for UNM's debt service.
The Lobos are one of three NCAA teams to have won four conference titles in the last five years, along with Gonzaga and Kansas, and UNM is attempting to be the first Mountain West team to win back-to-back-to-back regular season and tournament titles.
The 2013-14 schedule has not officially been released, although some home opponents are known. Big South champion Charleston Southern will visit The Pit in November, and December will see NCAA teams New Mexico State and Cincinnati on the new Bob King Court floor, along with new Division I program Grand Canyon, coached by former Phoenix Suns star Dan Majerle. UNM will play nine conference games at The Pit, with those games announced in August.
While prices vary for season tickets depending on seating location and Lobo Club Donor Levels, Lobo basketball season tickets can be purchased for as little as $285 per seat for adults and $161 for youth with no Lobo Club donation. For faculty and staff, season tickets can be purchased for as low as $144.50 per seat.
"The Pit has always served as a tremendous home court advantage, as evidenced by winning 28 of our last 30 games there," said Paul Krebs. "The surcharge will go strictly to pay off the bill for our debt service on The Pit from our renovation."
Lobo basketball has finished in the top 25 in attendance in each of the past 47 years, or every year of The Pit's grand existence. Last year, New Mexico averaged 15,022 fans, selling The Pit out completely six times, and selling out the lower bowl six other times. The Lobo sold out the lower bowl in each of their final 12 games.
For more detailed information on ticket prices, click here. for a pricing chart.