Exciting news! After speaking with the Cal Athletic Ticket office, they are willing to work with CGB readers to arrange for a CGB night at a Cal Men's basketball game. This means discounted group ticket rates, seats together, and plenty of opportunities before, after, and during the game to hang-out with fellow CGBers.
Here's the skinny:
1) At minimum, we need to have 25 people commit to buying tickets.
2) The earlier we commit to a date, the better our seats will be. The actual location will be determined by availability.
3) Prices are still to be determined. The better the game, the higher the prices are likely to be. However, it's likely that the prices will be rather reasonable. For season tickets, the cost is approximately $400 for 20 home games.(including exhibition) We'll know more about pricing by the second week of September when they release their official ticket information.
4) The two dates available are either:
a) Cal vs. Stanfurd 1/28/12 (Sat)
b) Cal vs. ASU 2/4/12 (Sat)
*Exact times for both games are still TBD due to television issues.
5) Because the 'furd game is a bigger draw, tickets are likely to be pricier, and our seats may not be as good. For either game, the maximum number of seats available is 50. We'll go first-come, first-serve.
5) In the comments below, I need readers to reply with either a "Yes, No, or Maybe" for each game. For 'yes' answers, include the # of tickets you'll buy. And if it's yes to both, please give a nod to your preference if you have one.
*If you answer "Yes," I really need this to be a firm commitment that you'll go if we can set this up. This is the first time that we're working with the Cal Ticket Office for group seating. They usually only work with companies or organizations. If we flake on them, we won't be able to arrange for CGB discounts in the future.
6) I'll tally the responses and that will determine which game will be CGB Basketball Night.
7) Once I confirm our selection with the Cal Ticket Office, they'll give me a group code. People who want to buy the discounted group CGB tickets can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I'll email back with the code.
8) I will put up another post with pricing, location, and further details in September after the details are finalized with the Cal Ticket Office.
9) You better believe there's going to be pre and post game CGB parties!
10) Go Bears!