Oct. 16, 2006
If you thought it was crazy when Florida State head coach Sue Semrau camped outside the Tucker Center last February to sell 3,000 tickets for FSU’s women’s basketball game vs. Boston College, you should see what the team is up to now! On Friday, October 20th the Florida State women’s basketball players will pitch tents and make an area at Langford Green outside of Doak Campbell Stadium its home away from home in an attempt to sell 3,000 season tickets for 2006-07. Season tickets are only $20 for adults and $10 for children and seniors, which, for 13 home games this season, is by far the best deal in town!
The 2006-07 home schedule features some of the toughest competition in the nation as the Seminoles host such teams as Florida, Tulsa, Virginia, Miami and three 2006 Final Four teams in Duke, North Carolina and defending national champion Maryland. The contest with Maryland on February 15th will be showcased nationally on ESPN2.
Last season’s “Tents for Tickets” campaign resulted in a record-breaking crowd of 3,781 that watched the Seminoles defeat No. 19 Boston College and earn their first 10 ACC-win season. The Seminoles are looking to build on that success and hope those fans that came out for last year’s Boston College game will do so again all season long and help make Florida State’s home-court advantage one of the toughest in the nation.
“Last season’s crowd at the Boston College game was amazing,” senior captain Alicia Gladden said. “Seeing all of that garnet and gold in the stands and the noise and cheers gave me chills. We want that kind of atmosphere for every one of our games, so we are doing our part to see that it happens.”
In an effort to capture the enthusiasm of the Florida State football fans attending the Boston College game on Saturday, October 21st, the players will spend the night under the stars Friday and then on Saturday, they will meet and greet fans throughout the parking lots promoting the season and selling season tickets. Fans will be able to stop by and meet the team at Seminole Village on Langford Green and purchase tickets starting at 8:00 p.m. Friday night as well as all day long Saturday prior to kickoff of the football game.
“This is going to be an exciting year for Florida State women’s basketball in Tallahassee,” Semrau said. “Our team is ready to prove themselves. I’m just happy I don’t have to stay in that tent again!”
All fans that purchase season tickets during the “Tent for Tickets Part 2” campaign will be entered into a drawing to travel with the team on an away trip this season.
Fans that are not able to stop by Langford Green and meet the team but still wish to purchase season tickets for the upcoming season, can do so at www.seminoles.com or by calling 888-FSU-NOLE, 64-GoFSU or star FSU on their Alltel Wireless.