Syracuse-Villanova showdown is a hot ticket
Wed, 24 Feb 2010 23:42:41 GMT —
If you are hoping to get a last minute ticket for the Syracuse-Villanova game at the Carrier Dome Saturday, be ready to pay some big bucks.
Tickets for the game on the online ticket website StubHub.com are selling for as much as $700. Orange fan Russ Carlson says he was offered more than that for his seats. "I was offered a thousand a piece for tickets and I declined," Carlson says.
A record setting crowd is expected at the game Saturday. Demand for tickets is so great the game is already the highest grossing game of the year on StubHub.
Even students with tickets will have to enter a lottery to get a seat in the student section. This year the school is holding a lottery for students. After they are awarded a number in the lottery, students will have to stay at the Carrier Dome until Saturday to secure their spot. Dome personnel have set up a special camping area at Gate P and will provide security for those students who plan to camp out.
Aaron Ortega is one of those students ready to make the Dome his home for the next couple of days. "I'll stay out and camp out a night or two than pretty much be here all day starting on Saturday. so I can get a good spot," Ortega says.