November 5, 2002

Volleyball Announces New Reserved-Seat Ticket Plan for 2003

Nov. 5, 2002

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Santa Clara University Department of Athletics and Recreation announced a new premium reserved seat volleyball ticketing plan that will take effect beginning with the 2003 season. For the first time in program history, season tickets will be offered for the new reserved seating section located behind the benches and scorer's table.

Fans are encouraged to attend Friday night's match with Portland to receive further information on the new plan. Saturday night's match with Gonzaga will be the "Select-A-Seat" night in which interested patrons can select the seats they want for next year. Fans can simply fill out the form located on the seat and turn it in at the Select-A-Seat Program table located at the Southeast Entrance of the Leavey Center.

The season ticket will give fans the opportunity to have the same seat for each thrilling match in 2003, which is shaping up to be one of the best home schedules in Santa Clara history. The nationally-ranked Broncos are scheduled to welcome perennial powers Stanford, Hawaii and UC Santa Barbara, along with the always-exciting West Coast Conference schedule that includes Pepperdine, San Diego and Loyola Marymount.

"We are very excited to be able to offer this kind of plan to our fans," said head coach Jon Wallace. "The kind of loyalty and support that can be built from a program like this is invaluable. We are trying to build a tradition of success and this seating plan is a key part in helping build that tradition."

The interest in Bronco Volleyball has never been higher as the attendance figures in 2002 have nearly doubled that of the 2001 season. The team, which is currently ranked 11th in the nation, has played to two crowds of over 1,000 people this year and are 6-1 in the Leavey Center with three matches remaining.

"The Leavey Center is truly a first-class facility and a home court advantage for us," continued Wallace. "We enjoy playing here in front of big crowds because they give us such an edge, which could mean the difference between a win and a loss."