Wednesday, October 18, 2017

PAC-12 tournament tIckets officially on sale

A month ago we gave you a number to call for early access to PAC-12 tournament tickets. If you didn't take advantage then, no worries: the official sale is now open.

That link takes you to the Seattle Storm's ticket page where you can buy all-tournament passes. Tickets will also be available through the Stanford Ticket Office in the days preceding the tournament, but if history is a guide, the seats you can get now are better than the school allocation later.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Oregon trip tickets on sale

Both the Ducks and the Beavers are now selling single-game tickets. If you plan to make the Oregon trip this season, you should buy tickets for both games soon. Both teams draw big crowds.

Here is the website for the Ducks.

Here is the website for the Beavers.

We found both websites to be quite frustrating and difficult to use, and it took multiple trials using different browsers before we managed to actually purchase tickets. If you would rather deal with a human, the number for OSU tickets is 800-GO-BEAVS (800-462-3287), and for Oregon, 800-WEB-FOOT (800-932-3668).

Monday, October 9, 2017

USF Tickets available

update 13 October with tentative parking information.

Stanford plays at USF at 7pm on Wednesday, 29 November. You may recall that the Dons play in a fairly small arena, War Memorial Gym at Sobrato Center which has a capacity of 5300. The arena was renovated in 2009; and this year the seats in the lower sections have been replaced with new ones.

USF has single-game tickets on sale now, if you want to get some. Note that the ticket page may still show the game time as 2pm. This is incorrect; the USF schedule and the Stanford schedules both show 7pm.

Except for "courtside" and "baseline" seats, all seats are general admission. The arena is not likely to sell out in advance; however it is nice to have the tix in hand if you are arriving late owing to traffic.

Driving into SF can be a hassle. Consider taking CalTrain or BART to the city and use Lyft or Uber to get to USF. If you decide to drive, you of course need to park. Parking is tight in USF's neighborhood, but there are two possible campus lots. Here is the information given for the USF Dons men's team:

Free Parking Information

Parking is available free of charge two hours prior to tip-off until one hour after the conclusion of the game in any campus lot, with the exception of designated green parking spots at the top of Hayes-Healy garage on Golden Gate Avenue adjacent to the gymnasium. Campus parking lots of choice include the lot at the Koret Center, located at the corner of Turk and Parker and the Hayes-Healy underground garage, located on Golden Gate Ave. just past the Sobrato Center. View the campus parking map here.

We have written to various WBB people at USF in hopes of getting better information.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Travel page updated with 2017-18 road trip info

The FBC Travel Page has been updated with information on most of the regular-season road trips of 2017-18. Go there for planning info on these trips: