May 9, 2011

2011 Soccer Season Tickets Now On Sale

May 9, 2011

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Season tickets for the 2011 UCSB soccer season are now available. The nation's largest and loudest collegiate soccer fan base will have the opportunity to watch the defending Big West Tournament Champions and nine-time NCAA Tournament qualifiers in 12 thrilling regular season contests this fall at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium.

Last season, UCSB broke its own NCAA Division I single-season attendance record with an average of 5,873 fans per game. The Gauchos also hosted the most highly attended soccer game at an on-campus venue last September when 15,896 fans filled Harder Stadium and witnessed UCSB take out UCLA, 2-0.

UCSB, which already claims the largest ticket base in college soccer, is on a quest to for 2,000 paid season ticket holders for the 2011 season. That quest begins today.

Why is Gaucho soccer so fun and attractive to families, fans and the community every year? Here's why:

• An outstanding home schedule, including the current national champion Akron Zips visiting Meredith Field at Harder Stadium on October 5.
• The schedule also includes West Virginia, Villanova, and rival Cal Poly.
• Enhanced game-day atmosphere with a new video board, improved concessions areas, easy access through the Curtice Gate and of course, winning soccer.
• The flexible plan known as the "V-Pack" exclusively for our soccer-loving families in the San Ynez Valley and Ventura County.
• Show the colors - the official 2011 season scarf with each ticket, along with a cool scarf recycling option to help youth get involved with Gaucho soccer (* read further for details).
• Value, value, value - the Family Plan breaks down to only $2.91 per ticket!
• Kids playground - better known as "Soccer Town Playground" before every game.
• Buy early, park free - Renew or buy by July 1 you receive five free parking dates (Gaucho Fund donors in the Gold Zone have complimentary parking included).
• With the purchase of men's soccer season tickets, you will also receive season tickets for UCSB women's soccer.

The 2011 season ticket packages are as follows:

$175 - Family Plan (two adults, three youth). Includes up to three free GKids t-shirts for youth 8th grade and under in your household and two 2011 soccer scarves.
$60 - Individual. Includes the 2011 scarf or $5 credit at game day Gauchos Shop.
$35 - Faculty/Staff. Includes the 2011 scarf or $5 credit at game day Gauchos Shop.
$130 - "V-Pack" Family Plan (2 adults, 3 youth). "V" stands for San Ynez Valley and Ventura County and is available for fans living in those areas. V-Packs include eight of the 12 matches. Includes three free GKids t-shirts for youth 8th grade and under in your household.
• To sit in the Gold Zone and take advantage of complimentary parking, cushioned chair back seating, hospitality and more, purchase your season ticket and donate $300/seat to the Gaucho Fund.

Securing your season tickets is easy - call (805) 893-UCSB or online 24/7 here.

Seating - Much like the Thunderdome, Harder Stadium seating is divided up into "Blue" and "Gold" zones with Gold being reserve for those supporting UCSB student-athletes through the Gaucho Fund. A new Blue Zone section will now be open on the East side in Section 17.

The Gaucho Fund - UCSB Athletics employs a "One Donation is Gold" system where a donation to support any program, at the appropriate level, will also count towards priority seating across several sports. If you wish to sit in the cushioned Gold Zone seating and support student-athletes, you can make a pledge for the upcoming 2011-12 year with payment in full not due not until September. The Gold Zone is located behind the benches and includes free parking with your donation and purchase of season tickets. With their parking permit, Gaucho Fund donors will have access to the closest lot to the stadium - Lot 30, while space is available.

With your season tickets in hand, you can zip in, park, enter through the Curtice Gate, hang a left to get something quick to eat, then head to your seats and enjoy a wonderful night in Soccer Heaven.

* S.A.Y. (Scarf-A-Youth) Promotion- Do you have older UCSB soccer scarves? At the game day Gauchos Shop, you can donate your scarves for a $5 credit towards some brand new blue and gold gear. The collected scarves will be distributed to area youth groups and charities as a way to promote Gaucho soccer.

2011 Gaucho soccer tickets available today at (805) 893-UCSB or here.

To view the complete 2011 UCSB men's soccer schedule, click here.
To view the complete 2011 UCSB women's soccer schedule, click here.