May 24, 2017Pitt Men’s Basketball Season Ticket Renewal Opens
PITTSBURGH – Season ticket renewals for the 2017-18 Pitt men’s basketball season open Wednesday, May 24. The Panthers’ 20-game home schedule (19 home games and The City Game at PPG Paints Arena) features nine games against NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago, including the 185th edition of the Backyard Brawl with West Virginia.
Pricing for season ticket renewals will remain consistent from last season and the Panthers Ticket Office will not be reseating for the 2017-18 season. Fans will have the option to either renew their same seat location or change their seats by submitting a request through the Panthers Ticket Office. Limited lower level seats are currently available.
"Our home men's basketball schedule for the 2017-18 season is expected to be an exciting one and we are focused on creating an extraordinary and memorable gameday experience for our fans as well as a home court advantage for our team,” said Director of Athletics Heather Lyke. “Through feedback from the Panther Fan Experience Committee, season ticket holders and donors, we have elected not to reseat this season, unless requested, to allow our fans to develop a lasting gameday routine and establish relationships with their neighboring fans. I look forward to seeing the tremendous passion our fans have for the basketball program this season.”
Pitt’s home schedule features five games against teams ranked in the ESPN Way Too Early Preseason Top 25 –  Louisville,  Duke,  West Virginia,  Virginia and  Miami. The Panthers have won 233 games at the Petersen Events Center since is opening for the 2002-03 season, the third-most home wins in the NCAA in that span. Pitt has experienced a tremendous home court advantage of the past 15 seasons with one of the top facilities and best student sections, The Oakland Zoo, in the country.
Pitt has experienced a roster overhaul in the offseason with top returnee Ryan Luther being joined by a talented six-man recruiting class features Rivals Top 100 point guard Marcus Carr, JUCO standout Jared Wilson-Frame and versatile big-man Terrell Brown along with three emerging talents in spring signees – Khameron Davis, Peace Ilegomah and Shamiel Stevenson. Pitt has also added standout transfer Malik Ellison, who will have two seasons of eligibility remaining after sitting out the 2017-18 season, and the coaching staff continues to explore the recruiting trails and transfer market for high level talent that is committed to forming the foundation of a sustainable winning culture in the ACC at Pitt.
“We are committed to making long-term decisions to best position this program for years to come,” said head coach Kevin Stallings. “We have put together a solid recruiting class in 2017 that will help form the foundation of our program and we remain active in adding players that fit the culture we are working to establish. The support of our fan base and the energy they give us at home is an important part of our success at the Petersen Events Center. We look forward to getting back out on the court and playing in front of our passionate fans.”
Click here for season ticket renewals. New season tickets are expected to go on sale in June.
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