The Batesville Herald-Tribune
Last year, the boys basketball game between the Batesville Bulldogs and Greensburg Pirates was a sellout.
This year, school officials are expecting the same and they have implemented a special ticketing procedure for the event on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Batesville all-sports pass holders will be able to claim one Greensburg game ticket per pass. There is no charge for the game ticket when presenting the all-sports pass, but there is a three-step process for ticket distribution.
Tickets will first be made available to the participants' family on Saturday, Nov. 30, starting at 3 p.m. in the BHS auditorium. Since this is not reserved seating, all parents may claim their game ticket(s) during this time for their immediate family (high school age children excluded), according to BHS athletic director Mark Ferguson. Siblings who have an all-sport ticket/discount card, or who are in the third grade or below allowed. High school age siblings must claim their game ticket during their SRT/Lunch time. Parents cannot get these ahead of time. Grandparents who have an all-sport ticket/discount card may claim their game ticket with the parents. The must have their all-sport passes with them, or may send their all-sport pass with a parent.
All-sport tickets must be presented for punching.
The second step is for holders of an all-sport ticket/discount card only. The date for ticket distribution is Monday, Dec. 2, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m in the Athletic/Arts lobby and then from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the BHS athletic office.
Again, a BHS all-sport ticket/discount card is presented for purchase and a hole will be punched through the card. The athletic director and ticket manager will determine the location of the hole. If a card is presented a second time, it will not be honored. Senior citizen passes are also valid to claim a game ticket.
High school students must present an all-sport ticket and this may be done during lunch/SRT on Monday, Dec. 2, in the cafeteria.
The third step is for general admission for those without a BHS all-sports pass. Tickets will cost $5 each and will be available on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 7:30 a.m. until 8:30 a.m. in the east lobby - entering the Athletics/Arts entrance. Tickets will also be available from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the athletic office and it can be accessed by using the Main entrance. There are no restrictions to the quantity purchased at this time, according to Ferguson.
Advance ticket claims/sales end Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 4:30 p.m. or if all tickets are sold prior to that. If tickets remain available, the doors open at 5 p.m. the night of the game, according to Ferguson. Having an all-sport ticket will not guarantee admission to the game that night.