Oct. 22, 2012
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Southern Miss Department of Athletics has unveiled the "Fill To The Top" campaign for its home season-opening men's basketball game, Sat., Nov. 10, against Sun Belt Champion Western Kentucky. The mission of the campaign is to fill Reed Green Coliseum to capacity for the season's first home game. The "Fill To The Top" campaign has many different elements and layers, all with the goal of filling Reed Green Coliseum for the first home men's basketball game.
The first element of the "Fill To The Top" campaign began on Oct. 15 as athletic department staff and community leaders met to go over all of the details of this campaign. During this meeting, five teams were selected to go out throughout Hattiesburg selling tickets to groups, organizations and businesses to help fill Reed Green Coliseum. Each team includes a team leader, an athletics department contact, and community leaders.
Each team has been given the task to sell 600 tickets. Also, for each ticket sold, fans will receive a ticket that can be used for any game during women's basketball's Lady Eagle Thanksgiving Classic, Nov. 23-24.
"Coming off one of our most historic seasons, the "To The Top" campaign will help usher in a new era of Southern Miss basketball," said Southern Miss Director of Athletics Jeff Hammond. "The Southern Miss family showed that they can help our great University with the success of the football campaign, and I know that they will do the same for our home opener against Western Kentucky."
"We are obviously playing a very talented Western Kentucky team that not only played in the NCAA Tournament last year, but won its first game," said Southern Miss head coach Donnie Tyndall. "We hope that our fans will come out and enjoy a great evening of basketball. When the ball is tossed up, there should not be one empty seat in the Green House on Nov. 10."
Beginning Oct. 22, the Southern Miss Athletic Ticket Office will also offer tickets to any fan wishing to purchase tickets for the Western Kentucky contest. For this game only, bleacher seating will be designated as General Admission. Tickets are $5 for general admission, $10 for chairbacks and $20 for floor seats. There is no limit on the number of tickets.
Fans can purchase their tickets either online via SouthernMissTickets.com, by calling 1-800-844-TICK (8425) or visiting the Pat Ferlise Ticket Center from 8 a.m., until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Southern Miss athletics' social media platforms will provide updates for Golden Eagle fans throughout this campaign. Fans can follow via Twitter (@USMGoldenEagles or #FTTT) and on the Southern Miss Athletics Facebook page. Game time is set for 7 p.m., CT.