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Season Tickets on Sale

While I've been taking an impromptu vacation from blogging (I believe it's the longest blog break I've had in ages - 17 days between posts?), Lehigh Sports chose to announce that season tickets for the 2009 season are now on sale.

With seven home games, Lehigh is trying something new by adding season ticket "mini-plans" to the mix. Now fans don't only have the option of spending $95 for a full chairback season ticket (or a $75 general admission ticket), there will be a chance for fans to buy a $60 "Ivy League Plan" (Princeton, Harvard, Yale), the $60 "New England Plan" (Central Connecticut State, Yale, Harvard), the $50 "Patriot League Plan" (Georgetown, Holy Cross) and $50 "Monthly Plan" (Princeton, Yale).

Best of all, though - buying one of the "Plans" also gives you a ticket to The Rivalry - that legendary game in the third week in November against "that school in Easton". This can be a great deal - rather than put in for the massive rush of tickets for "The Rivalry", why not just buy a $50 Patriot League plan instead, and get a guaranteed early seat for November? I mean, Lafayette and Holy Cross are "circle on the calendar" games anyway. Isn't it worth $50 to see three games that are going to matter - ones you're going to be seeing anyway - and getting a better position in line for November?

That's not even mentioning the ever-popular games against Harvard, Yale & Princeton, too, in games where Lehigh may be playing against a member of the Top 25 - and they always seem to be close. In my initial look, that Patriot League plan seems to be a no-brainer, followed closely by the Ivy League plan. (Note to Lehigh Athletics: if Lehigh wins all three "Ivy League Plan" games against H-Y-P, can we have a bonfire?)

Looking over the season ticket plan and the seven-game home schedule, I could get used to this. Incredibly, with two away games at Villanova and Bucknell, Lehigh only leaves the state of Pennsylvania twice in the entire 2009 season (at Colgate and at Fordham!)

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