Game #9-044: Southern Wesleyan at Furman PaladinsNovember 13, 2012 8:00 pm
For this Tuesday night at Furman, you could buy a ticket for both a women's basketball game and a men's basketball game for $10. That is a pretty good deal, since a doubleheader at the Citadel cost $20 last week.
At some mid-majors like College of Charleston, a single game almost always costs more than that as well. Oh, and one more thing, Furman has the cheapest concessions in all of sports: everything is free!
Furman's location away from the interstates on the north side of Greenville is out of the way for most fans. And Furman is a school that like many others in the SoCon cares most about football and baseball. The Paladins have to do something to boost basketball attendance. And so tonight both basketball teams were playing for a $10 ticket with free food. This setup seemed to make the basketball games like a double feature in a show. And Timmons Arena is best designed for shows. The arena is designed as a multi-purpose facility to accommodate special shows, and as a result the seats behind the benches and scorers' table are too far from the court. On the other side of Timmons Arena, the seats are too far away from the entrance and main lobby where the food is. So Furman has to put on a good show to get crowds for basketball.