Recreating the "Duke Experience" - Act NOW to Sellout 2/26 Georgetown-Syracuse Game Ahead of Public Ticket Sale

Interested in helping re-create the absolutely electrifying home court atmosphere that put an exclamation point on our 89-77 romp over Duke last year?  We’re going to do it again for the Syracuse game (Saturday, February 26th), and we need your help!

If you attended last year’s Duke game, you know exactly what I’m talking about.  If not, you missed:

  • An unprecedented home court advantage at Verizon Center, featuring a sea of "Gray Out" T-shirts in the entire lower and middle bowls 
  • A thoroughly dominating performance by both the home team Hoyas and their fans, with President Obama, Vice President Biden and a national network television audience on hand to witness it

What many may not have realized (until it was too late) is that last year’s "pre-sell out" was the handiwork of the Hoya Hoop Club and Athletic Department staff.  They perfectly executed a strategy to sell out the entire 20,000-seat Verizon Center to Georgetown athletics supporters and Hoop Club members BEFORE tickets could be released for public sale through Ticketmaster. 

The result:  We all enjoyed the kind of overwhelmingly partisan home court advantage regularly enjoyed by rivals located in areas far less populated by opposing team alums (Washington, DC versus Syracuse, NY?  Morgantown, WV?  Durham, NC?  Please…)  DC area sports fans face a unique challenge living in and around a destination city full of people who are not from here.  And when it comes to college hoops, all those opposing team alums want to see the ONE game when their team plays Georgetown in DC’s largest arena. 


This year, we are executing the same pre-sell out strategy against our Big East arch-nemesis – SYRACUSE. 
The trick to all of this is pre-sale tickets may only be sold to (or through) season ticket holders, Weekend Mini-Plan holders and current donors to Georgetown Athletics.  ***NOTE:  The minimum gift to become a donor to Georgetown Athletics is only $25.  You may do so by calling 202-687-6308 or click here to give online (  After becoming a donor, you will be immediately eligible to purchase single home game tickets through the Athletic Department.

Non-donors and non-plan holders can order through the public sale at (the public on-sale date for Syracuse tickets has yet to be determined). 


If we succeed once again, the public Ticketmaster sale will not happen.  I REPEAT…WE INTEND TO ONCE AGAIN PREVENT THE TICKETMASTER SALE FROM HAPPENING AT ALL.

***BOTTOM LINE:  This game WILL BE SOLD OUT.  The only question is when and who the tickets will be sold to. 


(1) If you are currently eligible to purchase tickets to the Syracuse game:

  • Purchase more tickets to resell or give to fellow Georgetown fans!  We’re talking only $25 per seat to ensure a Georgetown fan has a great experience and a Syracuse fan has more difficulty getting into the building.  Personally, I’d rather my extra seats go empty than risk them turning Orange!  STOCK UP ON SEATS IN OUR ARENA HOYA FANS!                -OR- 
  • Pass this message along to ineligible Georgetown fans and offer to purchase tickets on their behalf

(2) If you are currently not eligible to purchase tickets to the Syracuse game:

  • Donate as little as $25 to become eligible and purchase tickets to the game!       -OR-
  • Contact any other eligible Georgetown fan to purchase tickets on your behalf.

Further details on ticket pre-sales are included after the JUMP.

One final note.  The February 26th Syracuse game will be Georgetown Senior Day.  Help us make sure Chris Wright, Austin Freeman, Julian Vaughn and Ryan Dougherty are sent off with a standing ovation from 20,000 home team fans clad in gray.  They certainly deserve it!
Let’s go HOYAS!

Georgetown - Syracuse Ticket Details
Exact seat locations will be assigned the week of the game and tickets will be available for pickup at Verizon Center Will Call on game day only. All orders will be prioritized based on current-year athletic giving (gifts made on or after July 1, 2010).

Orders of 4 or more seats may be split up into groups of no fewer than 2 seats. To order more than 8 seats, please call Georgetown group sales at 202-687-6563.

At this time, all orders for 2/26 vs. Syracuse are for $25 seats in the upper (400) level. When orders are prioritized a few weeks before the game, athletics donors at the top of the priority list will be contacted for upgrades into the lower bowl (100 and 200 levels) if available. Lower bowl seats will be $40 per ticket and donors who are offered and accept upgraded seats will be charged an additional $15 per ticket at that time. Upgrades cannot be guaranteed and all orders are final.

To order, please visit or call 202-687-HOYA (4692).

Additional questions may be referred to:
Georgetown Athletic Ticket Office
202-687-HOYA (4692)

Join us so that we might once again enjoy post game coverage that looks like this:

"Georgetown's utter dismantling of Duke at Verizon Center was simply the most riveting basketball spectacle in downtown Washington in almost four years… This arena has not been as charged, partisan, star-powered and deafening for a college game since the slipper fit George Mason against top-seeded Connecticut in an NCAA tournament region final almost four Marches ago."

--Washington Post columnist Mike Wise

"We could never match their emotion.  The place was electric. Their team was electric. And they played that way for 40 minutes."

-- Duke Basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski

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