Monday, August 17, 2009

Tickets to NIT Season Tip-Off likely scarce

Ticket availability for the NIT Season Tip-Off games at Duke's Cameron Indoor Stadium will be hard to come by.

The Charlotte 49ers will get an allotment of tickets (amount is currently unknown). From that allotment, tickets will first be offered to members of the 49ers basketball team and then any others will be distributed by ranking through the 49er Club.

As far as on the Duke side, officials at Cameron Indoor Stadium said it is unlikely they will have tickets for sale. Season ticket holders get first choice on buying the NIT tickets and they said about "99 percent" will follow through. If there are any tickets left, it would likely be about a week before the Nov. 16-17 games. Contact the Duke ticket office at 877-375-3853 to check on availability.

Charlotte will face Elon on Nov. 16 while Duke plays Coastal Carolina. On Nov. 17, the first-day two losers will play followed by the first-day winners.