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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.

 
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