WKU basketball announces season ticket sellout

Big Red urges the crowd to rise to its feet in support of WKU during the second half of WKU’s game vs MTSU in Diddle Arena. 

WKU basketball has sold out its general season tickets, head coach Rick Stansbury announced during media day Friday. 

This is believed to be the first time WKU has sold out its season tickets in the preseason since Diddle Arena opened in 1963. A limited number of premium seat season tickets remain, the program said in a press release. 

“General season tickets are sold out, so that was something we talked about a couple years ago, ‘There’s going to come a time real soon if you don’t have a ticket … get you one because there’s not going to be none left,’ and that time is now,” Stansbury said. “Here’s what is available: there’s a few premium seats that, we created more seats—very few, less than 20 that we created that’s on that floor.”

Stansbury has been vocal about selling out Diddle Arena over the course of his first two seasons at WKU. The Hilltoppers played in front of their first capacity crowd at home since 2014 last year when WKU hosted Middle Tennessee State, which drew a crowd of 7,759. 

“Well I think it’s great for everybody,” Stansbury said. “You know, everybody wins. The city of Bowling Green wins, [it] helps the community in general. Western Kentucky wins, the excitement that coming to a game. To me, what it does with your students; the students being able to come to a game and see a sellout and take some pride in that, have some pride in the atmosphere and the team they have.”

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