“First timers” program offers two free tickets

Seton Hall basketball fans will now get the chance to root for the Pirates for free thanks to the “First Timers” program.

All that is needed for this pro­gram for fans to present a valid New Jersey driver’s license and fans get two free tickets for a one time deal. To get the free tickets, one must register on the Seton Hall website and follow the in­structions.

“The idea stemmed from our associate athletic director for de­velopment and external affairs, Bryan Felt, who first saw the Na­tional Hockey League’s Florida Panthers had done something similar in a previous season,” Kelly O’Neil, assistant athletic di­rector for marketing and promo­tions, said.

“Obviously our business is all about researching other schools and professional teams to keep abreast of what they are doing to sell more tickets and engage more fans,” she added.

“This First Timers program is an example of Seton Hall do­ing just that and making changes to an idea to fit what we are try­ing to accomplish,” according to O’Neil.

The success for this program has not gone unnoticed. Accord­ing to O’Neil, the program has already received great support.

“The numbers of first timers continue to increase as more and more people see the advertise­ments online and in various New Jersey newspapers and other pub­lications,” she said. “We do antic­ipate this to be a successful event, and we hope people enjoy their experience when they come to a game and decide that they want to return for more.”

Sophomore Matthew Ullrich said he thinks that this is a great step forward for Seton Hall.

“I think that it is a good short-term plan. It will get people in­terested in going to one game at least,” Ullrich said. “Yes, there will be people that like the game and come back on their own. However, I believe they would need to add onto the plan to get students interested in it for the long haul.”

This program will end Wednesday, Jan. 23 when the Pi­rates host the University of South­ern Florida.

Justin Geringer can be reached at justin.geringer@student.shu.edu.

Author: Staff Writer

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