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New Gameday Initiatives Announced For Penn State Men’s Basketball

The Penn State men’s basketball gameday experience will feature a brand new format with the program’s newest attempt to appeal to students and season ticket holders. Some of the changes for the upcoming season include:

Ticket Master Plus

  • Ticket Master Plus gives fans a platform to sell their tickets fast and conveniently. Nothing is worse than tickets going unused, so this option is an incredibly useful feature — especially for season ticket holders. Fans can also receive a direct deposit payout or earn account credit.

Lower Bowl Seating

  • The curtains of the upper level will be raised for games vs. Eastern Michigan, Michigan State, and Indiana, while the remaining 10 games’ seats will be limited to the lower bowl only with a full capacity of 8,046. The goal is to create a palpable home-court advantage to boost the atmosphere at the Bryce Jordan Center, helping to give the team an on-court boost.

New Concession Items

  • Pulled pork sandwiches on a pretzel roll. Enough said. But seriously, new items like pulled pork nachos on house-fried kettle chips, foot-long hot dogs, and giant family-size pretzels. With Pretzel Revolution joining as an outside vendor, fans have even more incentive to come out and support Penn State men’s basketball.

Enhanced Concourse Branding

  • All new everything. The concourse was updated dramatically to increase the brand of both the men’s and women’s basketball teams. Throughout the concourse, images of Talor Battle, D.J. Newbill, John Amaechi, Tim Frazier, and numerous other players are displayed as a form of tribute to past legends.

Mobile Ticketing

  • This technology will allow fans to enter games without physical copies of tickets. Fans can view season, single game, and mini-plan tickets on their phones, simplifying the ticket process while incorporating modern technology.

These updates are coming at a perfect time for the team. Look for Penn State men’s basketball to become a much more prominent team in the future. The Nittany Lions opened the 2015-16 campaign with a 62-50 win over VMI Saturday, and return to action at 5 p.m. Tuesday vs. DePaul. The game will be broadcast on ESPNU, which is one of nine games that will be broadcasted nationally on that channel.

All aboard the flaming bus!

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is a junior English and Journalism major at Penn State. He loves spending way too much money on concerts and music festivals. Ben can usually be found walking around campus listening to Kanye West. A fun fact about him is he once was resuscitated from unconsciousness by Pusha T's verse on the song "Mercy." Feel free to contact him at [email protected] or follow him on twitter at @Benrappp.

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