USI hosts season ticket open house at new arena

USI hosts season ticket open house at new arena

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - USI hosted a season ticket open house in the brand new Screaming Eagles Arena on Wednesday.

The state-of-the-art arena was unveiled in April, boasting 90,000 square feet with seats for 4,800 fans.

Those interested in taking in games at USI this next season were encouraged to come out and handpick their view. Courtside seats are running for $400, $180 for lower bowl and $165 for upper bowl.

The historic run by the men’s basketball this past season to the Elite Eight has garnered a lot of buzz by the community and paid off for the Screaming Eagles.

“Its worked out really nice for us,” said USI Athletic Director John Hark Hall. “Ya know the team last year like you said had a great run, and everybody’s excited about the program and where we are and I think most people, all people who walk into the building, they’re like ‘wow, this is a different feel than obviously the PAC,’ and sorta a true arena feel. Lotta people buying extra seats, ya know more than they have in the past, which is great, so it’s been a really good couple weeks for us. We have courtside seats for sale for the first time and we’re getting close to getting rid of those, so a really good experience the past few weeks.”

If you missed Wednesday’s event and are still interested in purchasing a season ticket package for 2019 you’re in luck. Contact the USI ticket office at 812-465-7165.

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