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    Ticket registration ends today

    Zona Zoo members who plan on sitting in the student section for the Nov. 4 exhibition opener against Team Georgia must register their Zona Zoo pass online by 4 p.m. today.

    Students who sign up and plan on buying tickets online now only need to pay $10 per ticket, the athletics department announced, as opposed to the $11 price originally announced. Tickets sold at the McKale Ticket Office remain $10.

    That decreases the net package if all tickets are bought by $14 to $140 in all.

    “”We felt it was important to encourage students to buy tickets online,”” said Zona Zoo director Michael Huston. “”It’s the most convenient way for them and for the ticketing office. We didn’t want the extra dollar to be a determining factor, and we didn’t want to present a disadvantage to buying tickets online.””

    As of yesterday morning, about 8,000 students of the approximately 12,000 Zona Zoo members had registered, according to Huston, for the student section that seats 2,600 fans.

    Students can register the pass at http://athletics.arizona.edu/zonazoo/. They only need to register it once for the entire season.

    “”I don’t want any students to not be able to buy basketball tickets who want to buy them,”” Huston said. “”I hope students take the time to register the pass in order to be able to buy tickets.””

    Tickets go on sale at 6 a.m. the Monday before the week’s games, starting next Monday for the Team Georgia game.

    Upon entrance to McKale Center, students’ Zona Zoo passes will be scanned for admittance, as there is no physical ticket. The system ensures that the person who bought the Zona Zoo pass and the game ticket is the only person who will be able to enter the stadium.

    “”Your girlfriend can’t give your sister her Zona Zoo pass and both go to game if it said the wrong name,”” Huston said.

    Huston said this system is better than the lottery employed the past three years since this allows students who want to attend every game to do so and those who only want to buy tickets to selected games to do that as well.

    “”I never believed the lottery was fair and functional,”” Huston said. “”(Now) all you have to do is buy a Zona Zoo pass and register it. If you do those two things and get up in time you can go to every single game. Overall, I think that’s going to contribute to reducing significantly having tickets not used.””

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