Sept. 21, 2011
EDWARDSVILLE, ILL. - Looking for affordable family fun this winter? SIUE Basketball has the answer with season ticket packages starting as low as $99 for men's games and $35 for women's games.
SIUE Basketball fans also can secure their tickets for the 2012 meeting between the Salukis of SIU Carbondale and the SIUE Cougars. When fans purchase 2011 season tickets, they'll have the option next season to pre-purchase twice the number of season tickets as additional single game tickets for SIUE-SIU Carbondale game. Don't miss the opportunity to be at the Vadalabene Center for a rivalry in the making.
To order tickets, visit SIUE Athletics on the Web at www.siuecougars.com and click on the tickets button or contact the ticket office toll free at 855-SIUE-TIX (855-748-3849).
The SIUE men's and women's basketball teams are playing a full Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) schedule for the first time this season. The SIUE men's basketball team will host 15 home contests at the Vadalabene Center. The SIUE women's schedule features 13 home games.
The OVC schedule includes men's and women's home games against Eastern Illinois, Austin Peay, Southeast Missouri, Murray State, Eastern Kentucky, Jacksonville State, Tennessee Tech, and Morehead State.
The SIUE men boast non-conference home contests against Ball State, Cal State Fullerton, and a Sears Bracketbuster contest in February. The SIUE women will welcome Valparaiso, Ball State, UIC, Bradley, and Arkansas at the Vadalabene Center for non-conference play.
Fans can sit close to the action this season by purchasing courtside or premier season tickets. Courtside seats are available for $350 per ticket and include exclusive parking privileges, a pregame dinner, and access to the Varsity Room. A limited number of premier seats at mid-court also are still available for only $235 per seat.
Fans also can choose from a number of other lower level, chairback season ticket packages. Cougar Reserved seats are available for only $160. The Red Zone is available for $108 while upper level general admission season tickets are just $99.
SIUE faculty and staff are eligible for discounted season tickets. For more information, call the SIUE Athletics Ticket Office at 855-SIUE-TIX.
SIUE Athletics also has season ticket packages for alumni this year. Young Alumni - those who graduated from 2009 to 2011 - can purchase seats in the lower level for $75 each. The SIUE Introductory Alumni Package is only $100 per seat, enabling alumni to sit close to the action at the Vadalabene Center.
If you can't commit to a full season, Cougar Athletics has the answer. The Pick Six Package gives fans an opportunity to select six games starting at $60.
SIUE women's basketball fans also can reserve their seats. Premier seats are $100. Cougar Reserved is just $50, and the Red Zone is available for $35.