ATLANTA – Fans who cannot wait for the 2013-14 basketball season can start making plans now to join the action at Georgia State. Season ticket holders will be receiving renewal invoices this week and fans looking to reserve new season tickets can begin placing orders through the GSU Ticket Office. 

Current season ticket holders will have until Aug. 1 to renew their seats from a year ago. The process can be completed via mail, on the phone or online. New season tickets orders are also being taken by calling 1-866-GA-STATE (427-8283).

Optimism is skyrocketing for the upcoming season as third-year head coach Ron Hunter returns a veteran squad from last year, including guard R.J. Hunter, who earned freshman All-America honors to cap a sensational rookie season. Several key contributors and newcomers will aid the Panthers as they move into a new conference.

“Our entire team is excited about making the transition to the Sun Belt Conference and all of the great things the league has to offer,” Hunter said. “We have a great core of returning players and very talented newcomers who I believe will allow us to compete for the conference title immediately. We have set some lofty goals for this season and need our fans to help make the Sports Arena the toughest place to play in the Sun Belt. They can truly give us a great home-court advantage.”

Season tickets give fans a great savings compared to single-game purchases and reserving seats early also provides more seating options to choose from. General admission seats for the Panthers’ 16 home contests (including two exhibition games) will be $115 per season ticket for an average of $7.19 per game.

Fans and faculty/staff can also choose from multiple ticket packages in the reserved areas, ranging from $132 to $185 for the season. Season tickets in section 110 have value of $132 for Faculty/Staff Reserved or $165 for Reserved, respectively. Ticket options for sections 101, 102, 103, 104, 106 and 108 will be $148 for the season for Faculty/Staff Reserved and $185 for Reserved.

Group tickets are also available for as low as $8 per ticket in the lower level and $6 per ticket in the upper level. Individual single-game tickets will go on sale in October.

Georgia State opens play in the Sun Belt Conference in 2013-14. Western Kentucky won the Sun Belt tournament title in 2013 to earn the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Championship. It was one of two conference teams to earn NCAA berths, and one of three to play in the postseason.

Season tickets for women’s basketball games are also available starting at $57 for courtside seats for the general public ($45 for faculty/staff). General admission seats are $50 for the season for the public, and $40 for faculty/staff.