A week before the debut of new TCU men’s basketball coach Jamie Dixon, the Horned Frogs have sold more than 4,300 season tickets for the upcoming season, school officials confirmed Thursday.
The total is a school record, surpassing last year’s mark of 3,700 to coincide with the $72 million renovation of Schollmaier Arena. At this point, TCU is more than 800 tickets ahead of last year’s pace and hopes to sell its remaining allotment (slightly more than 600) and reach 5,000 season tickets sold for the 2016-17 season.
Dixon, a former TCU player who led Pitt to a combined mark of 328-123 and 11 NCAA Tournament berths over the last 13 seasons, took over the Horned Frogs’ program in March. Dixon played on two TCU teams that won or shared Southwest Conference titles during his playing days (1985-86 and 1986-87 seasons) and was a 2007 TCU Hall of Fame Inductee.
TCU opens the season Nov. 11 at 6 p.m. against the University of St. Thomas in Fort Worth. Capacity of Schollmaier Areana is 6,700.