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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Oct. 23, 2002
Contact: John Johnson or Randy Allen-- 517.332.5046
Group & Public Ticket Sales Underway For
Girls Basketball Finals;
Orders Being Accepted Through CMU Athletic Ticket Office
Group Ticket Order Form
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Oct. 23 - Group and general public
ticket sales are now underway for the 2002 Michigan High School
Athletic Association Girls Basketball Finals at Rose Arena in
Mt. Pleasant, December 5-7.
Under the group program, groups of 10 or more can obtain a substantial
discount off the standard general admission ticket price for
any session of the semifinals or finals. For the girls basketball
semifinals and finals, the discount is 50 percent off the standard
$6.00 semifinal and $7.00 final ticket price.
"We hope that groups across the state will again take advantage
of this opportunity to support high school sports," said
John R. Johnson, communications director of the MHSAA. "This
is an excellent opportunity for school groups, youth teams and
the like to come out and experience the excitement of high school
In each of the past five seasons, approximately 1,000 tickets
were distributed through group sales, and attendance since the
event moved to Rose Arena in 1997 have hit all-time highs. The
1999 Finals set a new three-day attendance record of 21,606,
including a record Finals day attendance of 10,958.
In order to qualify for the group discount, all orders must be
submitted to the Central Michigan University Athletic Ticket
Office, postmarked by November 15. No group orders postmarked
after the deadline date will be accepted. The tickets are good
for general admission seating in the upper level of Rose Arena.
Lower level sideline seats will be sold exclusively on a reserved
basis, with selected portions of those seats being held for initial
purchase by the participating teams in each session. There is
no additional charge for reserved seat tickets. Reserved tickets
are not available for purchase through the group ticket program.
A Group Ticket Order Form for the MHSAA Girls Basketball Finals
may be obtained from the CMU Athletic Ticket Office, Rose Arena,
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859; or can be downloaded from the MHSAA web
site at www.mhsaa.com.
In addition, tickets can be ordered by telephone through the
Central Michigan University Athletic Ticket Office at 1-888-FIRE-UP-2
The MHSAA is a private, not-for-profit corporation of voluntary
membership by over 1,300 public and private senior high schools
and junior high/middle schools which exists to develop common
rules for athletic eligibility and competition. No government
funds or tax dollars support the MHSAA, which was the first such
association nationally to not accept membership dues or tournament
entry fees from schools. Member schools which enforce these
rules are permitted to participate in MHSAA tournaments, which
attract approximately 1.6 million spectators each year.
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