Oct. 16, 2008
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The UC Santa Barbara men's basketball team will play one of its most highly anticipated home schedules ever, and as the season approaches, the UCSB Department of Athletics is excited to unveil the Cinco Pack. The Cinco Pack is a five-game ticket package that includes admission to the Gauchos' Nov. 21 match-up with 2008 NCAA Final Four participant and likely preseason No. 1 North Carolina, as well as tickets to four other home games of your choice. The Cinco Pack will be available for walk-up and telephone purchase at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16, and for online purchase on Oct. 22.
For just $75, the Cinco Pack offers UCSB fans the opportunity to create a customized five-game ticket plan that guarantees admission to the UNC game. Cinco Pack tickets will be located in the end court section and will have a reserved seat only for the game against the Tar Heels. The tickets for the other four selected games will also be end court, but will be general admission.
Cinco Packs will be available beginning Thursday, Oct. 16 at 1:00 p.m. via walk-up at the Athletics Ticket Office in the Intercollegiate Athletics Building on campus, or by calling the Ticket Office at 805-893-UCSB and selecting option 2. Online sales at UCSBgauchos.com will begin on Oct. 22 at 9:00 a.m.
The Gauchos will play their only exhibition game on Saturday, Nov. 8 when they host Cal State Dominguez Hills at 7:00 p.m. at the Thunderdome. UCSB will open the regular season at home on Friday, Nov. 14 against Cal State Los Angeles.
Both the men's and women's teams will be introduced to the media and public at the first annual UCSB Basketball Media Preview Luncheon on Thursday, Nov. 6 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Cabrillo Arts Pavilion in Santa Barbara. Coaches and players from both teams will be on hand for press conferences, as well as a meet and greet period. Appetizers will be served and there is no charge. Anyone interested in attending is asked to RSVP by calling Laura Shepard at 805-893-8613 or emailing her at Laura.Shepard@athletics.ucsb.edu.