February 21, 2024

For the first time in California Baptist University history, the men’s and women’s basketball teams will have preseason tickets available to purchase for the 2017-2018 season.

Zack LaGuardia, director of Ticketing and Sales, said the overall expectation is to create an affordable, family-friendly experience for all CBU fans.

“When you attend a CBU basketball game we want that fan, young or old, to leave the game knowing he and she attended the most fun game in the Inland Empire,” LaGuardia said.

LaGuardia said instead of waiting for tickets the night of the game, the online alternative will provide easier access.

“The biggest difference will be in the customer’s ability to purchase tickets online through their desktop, through their mobile device, by calling a direct ticket line we have set up, or by visiting the CBU Event’s Center box office available in advance for individual games,” LaGuardia said.

Besides accessibility, various benefits will be provided with different types of ticket holders.

“With the new discounted tickets, they will incorporate an experience,” LaGuardia said. “Depending on the level of season ticket you get, benefits are tied to that ticket.”

Reserved seating allows fans to know exactly where their seats are located and the benefits they will be purchasing.

“As the customer, you will be able to hover over the seat and see what the court will look like from that point,” LaGuardia said.

Students will also have a designated section.

“Students will be on the sideline of the team benches, but we will also strategically place some of the Crazies behind the baskets to create a distraction zone,” LaGuardia said.

Shelly Schoenstein, senior early childhood studies major and member of the Crazies, said the Crazies half-time show will be big and more engaging.

“The Athletics Department is researching how to engage the crowd more with cheers and props to use,” Shoenstein said. “The Crazies will either help with the half-time shows or participate on the activities.”

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