SU basketball game against Georgetown sells out
Tue, 19 Feb 2013 21:57:30 GMT —
It's official, Orange Fans.
This Saturday's basketball game against Georgetown at the Dome has sold out.
According to the Syracuse University Athletics website, 35,012 tickets have been sold to this weekend's game. It will be the last Big East game between the long-time rivals, as Syracuse prepares to join the Atlantic Coast Conference later this year. It will also set a new record for an on-campus college basketball crowd.
According to SU, the game will mark the 72nd time the Dome has welcomed a crowd greater than 30,000 for a Syracuse basketball game. Over 15 of those games have been against the Hoyas. In 2010, 34,616 fans packed the Dome to watch the Orange take on Villanova, in what was a sold out game. Since then, Dome officials say they have been able to find and add seats to make room for more fans.
The game will be the 4pm game featured on CBS. Former Orange basketball star Carmelo Anthony will have his jersey retired during the game.
SU students looking for prime seats to Saturday's game have already started camping out at the Carrier Dome.