As the Hilltop prepares for the 2013-14 basketball season, SMU Athletics has introduced a new distribution process for free faculty and staff tickets, as well as discounted prices for season tickets.
The men’s and women’s teams return to a newly renovated Moody Coliseum on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014.
As in previous years, a limited number of free faculty/staff single game tickets will be available for each regular-season home men’s basketball game. Due to increased demand and limited availability, SMU faculty and staff members will be asked to pick up single-game tickets in advance. You may pick up tickets to one, two or three games in each distribution block, with a limit of two (2) free tickets per game per ID. You must present your faculty/staff SMU ID at time of pick-up; you may bring one other faculty/staff ID to pick up a total of four (4) tickets.
One hundred (100) total faculty/staff tickets will be allocated for each game. Tickets will be scanned upon entry and recorded. If a free ticket goes unused, the faculty or staff member who claimed the ticket will not be eligible to pick up tickets in the block pickup following that game. If a free ticket is found to be sold, all ticket privileges linked to that SMU ID will be revoked.
Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis on these pick-up dates for the games listed:
- Monday, Dec. 9 – UCONN (Jan. 4), South Florida (Jan. 15), Rutgers (Jan. 21)
- Monday, Jan. 27 – Memphis (Feb. 1), Temple (Feb. 6), Cincinnati (Feb. 8)
- Monday, Feb. 10 – Houston (Feb. 17), Central Florida (March 1), UCONN (WBB) (Feb. 25)
- Monday, Feb. 17 – Louisville* (March 5)
* Please note that all pick-up windows open on Mondays at 7 a.m. Windows are open until 5 p.m. or until all tickets are distributed.
Only the UCONN women’s game on Feb. 25 will require advance ticket pick-up. Those tickets will be distributed on Feb. 10 along with the Houston and UCF men’s game tickets.
Faculty and staff members may still pick up day-of-game tickets at the Curtis Culwell Center for any non-conference men’s or women’s basketball games. The new policy applies only to games in Moody Coliseum.
SMU faculty and staff members may also buy 2013-14 men’s basketball season tickets at reduced prices. A limit of four (4) season tickets may be purchased at the faculty/staff rate; additional tickets may be purchase at full price. Season tickets offer the same guaranteed location for each regular season home game.
Three options are available:
Baseline Season Ticket
- Sections 200-202, 206-210 and 214-15
- $99 Faculty/Staff rate (limit 4 per staff member) – a 20% discount from the regular price of $125
- No Mustang Club donation required
Sideline Season Ticket
- Sections 203, 205, 211 and 213
- $192 Faculty/Staff rate (limit 4 per staff member) – a 20% discount from the regular price of $240
- Requires a $250 Mustang Club donation
Sideline Mid-court Season Ticket
- Sections 204 and 212
- $240 Faculty/Staff rate (limit 4 per staff member) – a 20% discount from the regular price of $300
- Requires a $500 Mustang Club donation
To purchase season tickets, call the SMU Ticket Office at 214-768-4263. Find a FAQ about SMU faculty/staff tickets under the jump.
SMU FACULTY/STAFF MEN’S BASKETBALL MOODY COLISEUM TICKET FAQ
Q: Can I guarantee that I will have a seat at all men’s basketball home games?
A: Yes. The best way to guarantee a seat for home games is to purchase faculty/staff season ticket(s). These tickets are offered at a 20% discount and will guarantee reserved seating at all home games. There are three types of tickets available – please see above.
Q: If I buy season tickets at this discounted rate, will I be able to get that same discount next season?
A: Yes. SMU Athletics will offer faculty/staff 2014-15 season tickets at the same 20% discount.
Q: What if I don’t want to purchase a full-season ticket? Will I still be able to attend home games?
A: A limited number of complimentary tickets will be available for faculty/staff to pick up for each home game. Due to increased ticket demand this season, SMU Athletics is requiring faculty/staff to pick up single-game tickets in advance. The advance pick-up date schedule is listed above.
Q: Will I be penalized for picking up a ticket and not using it?
A: Yes. The tickets will be scanned upon entry and recorded. If a complimentary ticket is sold or goes unused, the faculty/staff member who claimed the ticket will not be eligible to pick up tickets in the next block.
Q: Why 100 tickets?
A: After researching historical faculty/staff ticket usage, it was determined that 100 was an average number of faculty/staff admissions for home games.
Q: What should I do with my ticket if I have picked one up and can no longer attend the game?
A: Please return to the ticket office as soon as possible prior to the game for re-distribution.
Q: When I pick up tickets, do I have to take tickets for all games in that distribution block?
A: No. You may select tickets to one, two or all three games in each distribution block.
Q: Can I sell my complimentary ticket?
A: No. Tickets are transferable only to other SMU faculty/staff members. If any complimentary tickets are found to be sold, all ticket privileges linked to that SMU ID will be revoked.
Q: How many complimentary tickets am I able to pick up?
A: All SMU faculty/staff will have the ability to purchase up to four (4) season tickets. When picking up single-game tickets, faculty/staff are able to receive two (2) tickets with a valid SMU ID. Any faculty/staff member may bring a second valid SMU ID to pick up an additional two tickets for a total of four (4) tickets.
Q: Where do I pick up my complimentary tickets?
A: Tickets are available at the Mustang Ticket Office on the days listed above.
Q: Does this new policy impact women’s basketball tickets?
A: Only the UCONN women’s game on Feb. 25 will require advance ticket pick-up. Those tickets will be distributed on Feb. 10 along with the Houston and UCF men’s game tickets.
Q: Does this new policy impact non-conference games at the Curtis Culwell Center?
A: No. You may still pick up tickets on day of game at the Curtis Culwell Center for any non-conference men’s or women’s basketball games. This policy only impacts games in Moody Coliseum.