Premium Seats at UCF Arena Feature New Benefits

Oct. 20, 2010

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By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - With the arrival of new head coach Donnie Jones, several talented new players and a new style of play, the UCF men's basketball team will have a fresh look in 2010-11. Fans looking to watch the Knights play from some of the best locations inside the UCF Arena this year will also have a new experience as numerous enhancements have been made to the arena's premium seating areas.

A limited number of premium seating opportunities, including club seats, courtside seats and suites, are still available for the season by calling A.J. Arem in the UCF Athletics Ticket Sales Office at (407) 823-1801. Loge seats have already sold out, and just a limited amount of courtside seats are open. UCF Athletics is managing premium seating this year and last season's club seat season ticket numbers have already been surpassed by a large amount. Premium seat ticket holders receive season tickets to both men's and women's basketball contests.

The enhanced premium seating experience includes valet parking opportunities outside the arena, wait service in the club seat area and early notification for all UCF Arena concert events. Premium seat ticket holders will also notice several changes in the exclusive Black and Gold Club Lounge. The lounge, which has upscale food and beverage options for premium seat ticket holders, has an improved atmosphere with new flat-screened televisions, new UCF-themed décor and enhanced dining selections.

Starting this season, premium seat ticket holders will have the opportunity to attend exclusive events with the UCF men's and women's basketball coaching staffs and players.

Additional premium seat benefits include use of a VIP entrance at the arena, use of private restrooms during games and the opportunity to purchase alcoholic beverages inside the Black and Gold Club Lounge.

Jones' Knights are scheduled to play a school-record 17 games at the UCF Arena. Jones was named UCF's head coach in late March. His squad returns some of the top players in Conference USA, including junior guards A.J. Rompza and Isaac Sosa, sophomore forward Keith Clanton and sophomore guard Marcus Jordan. UCF's large group of newcomers includes Michigan State senior transfer center Tom Herzog, junior college transfer forward Dwight McCombs and freshman Isaiah Sykes.

Fans can get a sneak peek at both the men's and women's squads Saturday during UCF Basketball Postgame Madness. The free event will occur at the UCF Arena following the conclusion of the UCF-Rice football game on campus. Postgame madness includes a scrimmage, an autograph session and a select-a-seat event. Representatives from the UCF Ticket Sales Office will be inside the UCF Arena lobby to help answer any season ticket questions.