Battle On The Midway Tickets On Sale Wednesday
Oct. 9, 2012
SAN DIEGO - Tickets for the Battle on the Midway, the season-opening game between Syracuse and San Diego State on the USS Midway, will go on sale to the public on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 9 a.m. PT.
Tickets start at $150 with a limited number of premium seats available for $500. Tickets can be purchased through GoAztecs.com, the Aztec Ticket Office at Qualcomm Stadium Window E, or by calling 619-283-7378.
The game itself, which is being produced in conjunction with Syndicus Entertainment, is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 9, at 5 p.m. PT aboard the USS Midway Museum flight deck and will feature a pair of teams ranked in the top 15 heading into the 2012-13 campaign.
SDSU enters the season as one of the top teams in the nation and is led by preseason All-American Jamaal Franklin. Lindy's Sports and Athlon Sports both rank the Aztecs No. 15 in their preseason top-25 polls a year after San Diego State defended its Mountain West regular-season title, advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the third straight year, finished No. 22 in the final Associated Press poll and completed the season with a 26-8 record.
The Orange, meanwhile, is highly regarded coming into 2012-13 as it ranked No. 5 by Athlon Sports and No. 14 by Lindy's Sports, and is led by preseason All-American Brandon Triche. Syracuse is coming off a year in which is reached the Elite 8, won the 2012 BIG EAST regular-season championship and posted a 34-3 record, while being ranked in the top five the entire campaign, which included a run of six straight weeks at No. 1. SU ended 2011-12 ranked second in both major top-25 polls.
The two programs have been among the best in the nation over the last seven years having advanced to the postseason and winning at least 20 games in each of those campaigns. The Aztecs and Orange have also appeared in the NCAA Tournament three consecutive years and won at least 25 games the last four seasons.
The Aztecs will start their preparation for Syracuse and the 2012-13 season on Friday, Oct. 12, when they participate in Madness on the Mesa, which is set to take place inside Viejas Arena. The free event starts at 9 p.m. PT.