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Username Post: Seating at the Palestra        (Topic#20106)
TigerFan 
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03-09-17 01:57 PM - Post#225901    

Does anyone have information on where the different schools' ticket allotments are located in the Palestra? I'm going to buy tix online but I don't want my orange to clash with some drunk Quaker fan next to me.

 
palestra38 
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Re: Seating at the Palestra
03-09-17 02:02 PM - Post#225903    
    In response to TigerFan

Drunk Quaker fan?? You realize you're talking about nothing but alums at this event?

Moreover, you have to be drunk to wear those striped jackets.

 
TigerFan 
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03-09-17 02:08 PM - Post#225904    
    In response to palestra38

I might have to wear plaid, P38. Don't tempt me.

But in all seriousness, any knowledge or guesses how they do the seating?

The P-H playoff at Yale in '11 was awesome because they had the gym divided right down the middle with Tigers on one end of the court and Crimson on the other end.

 
penn nation 
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03-09-17 02:19 PM - Post#225905    
    In response to TigerFan

TigerFan:

You have nothing to fear. You'll get the same kind of choice seats at the Palestra that Quaker fans get when attempting to buy seats at the Hangar.

 
PennFan10 
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03-09-17 02:20 PM - Post#225906    
    In response to penn nation

And same band location

 
HARVARDDADGRAD 
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03-09-17 02:34 PM - Post#225908    
    In response to PennFan10

Call Princeton's ticket office. They had an allotment. Even if they're sold out, they can let you know the sections.

 
palestra38 
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Seating at the Palestra
03-09-17 02:36 PM - Post#225909    
    In response to TigerFan

There are 2 center sections on each side--103/203 and 104/204 on the North Side and 114/214 and 115/215 on the South Side. Each school gets one of those sections. The price is $175 for seatbacks (103,104,114,115) where I usually sit during the year) including food and $75 for scoop seats higher up.

Cheap bastards like moi buy the $40 seats behind the basket---off to the side and relatively low down. Every seat in the Palestra is a good one except (IMO) right behind the basket where the basket gets in the way of certain angles. So I'm happy to save the $35 per ticket to use for alcohol, so I'm drunk enough to give the Princeton fans full blast abuse without any inhibitions.

 
TheLine 
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Seating at the Palestra
03-09-17 02:51 PM - Post#225912    
    In response to palestra38

Maybe you and TigerFan will be seatmates!

Other than when I was a student and had courtside seats, the section behind the basket is my favorite location. Watched many a Big 5 doubleheader from there.


 
TigerFan 
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03-09-17 03:09 PM - Post#225914    
    In response to TheLine

I went for a couple of the 2-day tickets in the end zone for $60 a piece. I'll be looking over my orange and black wardrobe tonight.

 
palestra38 
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03-09-17 03:11 PM - Post#225916    
    In response to TigerFan

I'll be the guy waving at you to buy your Sunday ticket for $5 after the game Saturday.

 
penn nation 
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03-09-17 03:20 PM - Post#225919    
    In response to palestra38

He can also buy your orange and black getup for anyone who needs a Purim costume later that evening...

 
palestra38 
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03-09-17 03:36 PM - Post#225925    
    In response to penn nation

Shall I secretly stick a "Wicked Hamen" sticker on his back during the game?

 
TigerFan 
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03-09-17 04:18 PM - Post#225928    
    In response to palestra38

  • Quote:
I'll be the guy waving at you to buy your Sunday ticket for $5 after the game Saturday.




Dream on buddy...

Go Tigers!

 
Tiger69 
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03-09-17 05:17 PM - Post#225938    
    In response to TigerFan

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!

 
SecS3 
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03-09-17 06:05 PM - Post#225945    
    In response to palestra38

Brings up an interesting question. How many Penn/Princeton fans will go Sunday after their team loses?

 
PennFan10 
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03-09-17 06:59 PM - Post#225956    
    In response to SecS3

I'm going to both games no matter what so at least 1.

 
TigerFan 
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03-09-17 08:09 PM - Post#225964    
    In response to PennFan10

Would you like some orange and black to wear for Sunday PennFan?

 
dperry 
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03-09-17 08:43 PM - Post#225970    
    In response to penn nation

  • penn nation Said:
TigerFan:

You have nothing to fear. You'll get the same kind of choice seats at the Palestra that Quaker fans get when attempting to buy seats at the Hangar.



Actually, they'll almost certainly get better, since the worst seats in the Palestra are better than at least 45% of the seats in Jadwin.
David Perry
Penn '92
"Hail, Alma Mater/Thy sons cheer thee now
To thee, Pennsylvania/All rivals must bow!!!"


 
dperry 
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Re: Seating at the Palestra
03-09-17 08:46 PM - Post#225972    
    In response to palestra38

  • palestra38 Said:
There are 2 center sections on each side--103/203 and 104/204 on the North Side and 114/214 and 115/215 on the South Side. Each school gets one of those sections.



Interesting to see how they'll actually be divvied up, since there really are only five schools participating in this thing.

  • Quote:
Every seat in the Palestra is a good one except (IMO) right behind the basket where the basket gets in the way of certain angles.



The seats in the very bottom corners of the lower end zones are also questionable, since it's somewhat difficult to see the entire court from them under any circumstances, and impossible if people are standing up. Other than that, though, it's all good.

My recommendation, if you want cheap seats in the ends, is to buy in 208, 210, or 219 (too late now for 221), i.e., the sections next to the ones right behind the baskets. That way, you still have a good angle to the court, but the basket isn't in your way as much.
David Perry
Penn '92
"Hail, Alma Mater/Thy sons cheer thee now
To thee, Pennsylvania/All rivals must bow!!!"


Edited by dperry on 03-09-17 09:10 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
palestra38 
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Re: Seating at the Palestra
03-09-17 10:06 PM - Post#225985    
    In response to dperry

Yup--I'll be in 219. Row 8, if the Princeton guys need some comfort after the upset.

 
rbg 
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03-09-17 11:11 PM - Post#225997    
    In response to palestra38

Princeton athletics notes that each school was given 247 tickets.

https://tickets.princeton.edu/athletics/Online/def...

The twitter for Brown women's team noted that its seats are in section 204.

Yale athletics mentions that its tickets are on the West End of the Palestra.

https://athletics.ticketing.yale.edu/Online/defaul...



 
dperry 
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03-10-17 12:09 AM - Post#226006    
    In response to rbg

  • rbg Said:
Princeton athletics notes that each school was given 247 tickets.

https://tickets.princeton.edu/athletics/Online/def...




Actually, that's just for the students. There were additional tickets for alums and others (although judging by the ivymadness site, at this point I'd say that all remaining tickets are up for grabs at this point.)
David Perry
Penn '92
"Hail, Alma Mater/Thy sons cheer thee now
To thee, Pennsylvania/All rivals must bow!!!"


 
TigerFan 
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03-10-17 12:24 AM - Post#226008    
    In response to dperry

Princeton's tickets are in section 214. Judging from the IvyMadness site, it looks like they may be the only team that sold out their tickets.

 
Tiger69 
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Reg: 11-23-04
03-10-17 12:35 AM - Post#226009    
    In response to TigerFan

I thought I had seen 247 somewhere. But, I thought that that was the alumni allotment. What about students? And how much do they have to pay?

Now, 247 x 4 is less than 1000 and the Palestra seats about 8000. Tell me again, Robin, no homer atmosphere ?

 
penn nation 
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Seating at the Palestra
03-10-17 12:40 AM - Post#226011    
    In response to Tiger69

According to that Princeton site, the 247 seats are the student allotment. $20 tickets and $10 from that is refunded if you don't want to attend the Sunday game (and conversely $10 tickets are available for Saturday only).

There are other, much pricier "institutional" ticket allotments for each qualifying school but no quantities is mentioned.

  • Tiger69 Said:
I thought I had seen 247 somewhere. But, I thought that that was the alumni allotment. What about students? And how much do they have to pay?

Now, 247 x 4 is less than 1000 and the Palestra seats about 8000. Tell me again, Robin, no homer atmosphere ?




Edited by penn nation on 03-10-17 12:40 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Tiger69 
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Re: Seating at the Palestra
03-10-17 12:52 AM - Post#226012    
    In response to penn nation

Too late to undo this travesty. We can only hope that The Tigers win as they should and that Penn will be spared of this growing embarrassment. It is equally unfair to a fine Penn women's team to have to prove their merit again.


 
TheLine 
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03-10-17 08:52 AM - Post#226017    
    In response to Tiger69

From what I've been able to piece together, most of the baseline and the lower end court seats are "institutional." The upper end court and some upper baseline seats are general admission.


 
palestra38 
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03-10-17 10:14 AM - Post#226028    
    In response to TheLine

Has anyone heard about the ground rules for this event? Will we be allowed to go in and out given it is a 10 hour program? Will food be allowed in or is it Chickies' and Pete's and a heart attack after the game?

 
palestra38 
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03-10-17 12:32 PM - Post#226069    
    In response to palestra38

According to the Penn Ticket Office, Security will give passes to those who wish to leave and return--they will not let you back in with a ticket stub. So make sure you get a pass before leaving the building.

 
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