Tickets to be picked up prior to first pitch

Colin Ritsick

Students wishing to attend any of the Georgia Southern University baseball games on opening weekend against the University of Georgia will not be able to get tickets at the door.

Typically, any Georgia Southern student attending a GSU sporting event simply has to swipe his or her student ID at the gate for entry. But due to an expected high demand for tickets, the Georgia Southern Athletic Department has implemented a new ticket policy just for the opening weekend of games, so no tickets will be sold the day of the game, according to a news release.

Students must pick up their tickets to any of the three baseball games at the Athletic Ticket Office located in the Cowart Building on Lanier Drive. Tickets are available from Feb. 11 through Feb. 14. Opening Day is Feb. 15. The student tickets will remain free of charge, one per student ID.

This move may come in part as a reaction to last season’s huge opening day turnout. The Friday night contest against then-ranked #10 Georgia Institute of Technology Yellow Jackets hosted a record crowd of 3,258 people, according to the release.

UGA enters this season ranked #29 overall.

First pitch for Feb. 15 is set for 6 p.m.