TCU begins its public season-ticket sales Wednesday for the men’s basketball season, the Horned Frogs’ first under new coach Jamie Dixon, and early indications suggest a record-setting sales figure looms.
“It looks like we’re going to sell out the arena,” Dixon said during Tuesday’s Big 12 media day in Kansas City, Mo.
Numbers provided Tuesday by the TCU ticket office show the school has less than 500 remaining season-ticket options and plans to sell slightly more than 5,000. Capacity for Schollmaier Arena is 6,700 after a $72 million renovation of the facility that was completed last season.
Dixon, a former TCU player who posted a 328-122 coaching record during 13 seasons at Pitt, has energized the fan base to levels unseen in program history. Players who joined Dixon in Kansas City expressed excitement about what looms ahead for home games this season.
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“Playing in front of a sold-out arena, that’s what the goal is in the Big 12,” guard Michael Williams said. “That will help out. It’s nice we’re starting a new trend at TCU.”