January 30, 2009
Record-Setting Crowd Expected for Davidson Game Saturday
All of the sellable tickets for this Saturday's men’s home game against the Davidson Wildcats have been pre-sold for the 5,000-seat Pete Hanna Center.
Tickets set aside for students and employees will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis Saturday once the gates open at 12:30 p.m. The game is scheduled to tip off at 2 p.m.
The sellout is the first in the history of Pete Hanna Center, which opened in 2007.
Saturday's crowd is expected to be the largest in school history. On Feb. 1, 2001, a current record-crowd of 4,240 fans packed Seibert Hall to see the Bulldogs square off against Georgia State.
Samford's first-ever home game against the Davidson Wildcats will be televised live on SportSouth. The action will be called by play-by-play announcer Tom Werme and color analyst Daymeon Fishback. It will also be broadcast live on the radio by Kevin Henslee (WVSU 91.1 FM) and via the Internet at www.samford.edu/groups/wvsu.
Saturday's contest is being promoted as Samford's "White-Out" game; therefore all fans are encouraged to wear white. The Bulldogs' Athletic Department also encourages fans to arrive on campus early to beat the traffic and to alleviate any parking issues.
Shuttles will also be running on campus for the fans.