With Old Friends and New Faces, It’s Time Once Again for Wake Forest Basketball!

Wake Forest fans will see many new faces this season on the court for Head Coach Steve Forbes. From sought-after freshman to high-quality transfers, Coach Forbes likes what he sees for his second year at the helm. Coach is also very excited to see more fans in the stands this season. It’s time for a real coming-out party!  

And for fans of the Triad’s ACC Team, there’s never been a better time to purchase season ticket packages than for this upcoming season. Wake Forest Athletics is offering NEW innovative Flex-Plan options that are super convenient and accommodating to attend men’s basketball games this season. The FLEX membership packages provide fan-friendly, customizable, and ultimate flexible scheduling and pricing options for Wake Forest Demon Deacon basketball. Here’s how it works…

First, you decide which package you want, Full Season: 19 Admissions ($190); Half Season: Nine Admissions ($126); or Quarter Season: Five Admissions ($95). Next comes the fun part. You decide how you want to use those “Admissions” you’ve purchased. For example, a half-season package of nine admissions allows you to attend nine games individually. Or you may choose to attend three games with two of your friends or family (3 games times three attendees equals nine admissions). And if you need more admission, you simply purchase an additional package to accommodate your needs. 

As you can see, there are numerous options you can choose in this manner. The idea is any combination of games and attendees/ticket holders can be used, limited only by your number of admissions purchased. Obviously, the full-season package offers the best value, most flexibility, and variety. However, it’s totally up to you, the fan, what plan works best for your schedule and budget. 

In addition, with this FLEX plan, your tickets are not assigned until closer to game day, based on availability. This provides more convenience if you have a change in plans, for example, and wish to switch games or the number of attendees/ticket holders for the game you’re attending. With this plan, your seat locations will vary on a game-by-game basis.

The FLEX season ticket members select games by opening their digital FLEX account and adding or removing games as they decide which dates they can attend. This is also where you would purchase additional admissions as the need arises. 

For those fans that prefer a more “traditional” season ticket plan, you would simply choose the traditional season ticket membership, again Full Season (Upper Level Starting at $150, Lower Level Starting at $619); Half Season (Upper Level Starting at $125, Lower Level Starting at $400); or Quarter Season Package (Upper Level Starting at $100, Lower Level Starting at $300). Next, determine the games you would like to attend and how many are in your party (additional attendees/ticket holders). In this plan, your seats are assigned at the beginning of the season on a priority basis and remain the same throughout. The initial flexibility is the same; however, you must decide at the beginning of the season which games you want to attend and how many tickets per game you’ll need.

Simply put, whether you choose the FLEX season membership or Traditional season membership, you’re purchasing “admissions to games,” which is how you’re able to have the flexibility in tailoring it more specifically to your schedule and needs. Nineteen admissions equal any combination of how you wish to use the 19 tickets. All nineteen for one game, nineteen individual games, or somewhere in between. It’s that simple!   

For added protection, the Ticket Purchase Assurance Program continues in 2021 to provide worry-free planning for your ticket membership purchase. If for some reason any portion of the 2021-2022 schedule does not take place, or if capacity restrictions change throughout the season due to COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, ticket holders who purchased directly through Wake Forest will continue to have their tickets protected with the TPA program.

This season offers fans a great opportunity to see some exciting matchups. If you aren’t part of the Deacon Nation tradition, there’s no better time to start. The Deacons begin the season’s home schedule with games played in LJVM Coliseum on Nov 10 (Wed.) versus William & Mary from the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA). Then on Nov 12 (Fri.), a familiar face comes back to Joel Coliseum. Wake Forest faithful will recognize first-year head coach Justin Gray for Western Carolina University. Gray’s legend at Wake Forest includes playing beside Chris Paul, forming one of the best backcourt combinations in the ACC. Together the team won the 2002-03 ACC Regular Season Championship with a 13-3 league record. Gray was a three-time All-ACC selection and marveled at for his prolific 3-point shooting prowess, currently ranked second at Wake for career 3-pointers. Deacon Nation welcomes Justin back home this season. 

On Nov 17 (Wed), Charleston Southern, out of the Big South Conference, will visit Joel Coliseum. Then on Nov 20 (Sat.), it’s regional foe North Carolina A&T. Last season, the Aggies earned their first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) regular-season (Southern Division) title since 1991. 

Next up, on Nov 23 (Tue.), is Kennesaw State. The Owls are out of the ASUN Conference. Nov 30 (Tue.), the ACC/Big Ten Challenge will bring in Northwestern. This should be a very exciting game with the Wildcats, as they return four of their starters from last season and are coached by former Duke standout Chris Collins, who’s no stranger to these challenge contests.   

The USC Upstate Spartans out of the Big South Conference come in on Saturday, Dec 11. The Spartans suffered the loss of one of their all-time great coaches and arena namesake in July of this year, Eddie Payne. Payne was a 1973 graduate of Wake Forest University and a men’s basketball team member from 1970-73. He received the Arnold Palmer Award as the Outstanding Student-Athlete and was awarded as the team’s Most Valuable Player his senior season. The Wake Forest community shares in the loss of one of their own. 

Finally, the Deacons face VMI from the Southern Conference on Tuesday, Dec 14. The Keydets have a long history of matchups with Wake Forest, dating back to 1911. After taking on their non-conference schedule, the Deacons begin their ACC competition. 

This season’s exciting home conference schedule includes Boston College (Dec 22), Florida State (Jan 4), Syracuse (Jan 8), Duke (Jan 12), UNC (Jan 22), Pittsburgh (Feb 2), Miami (Feb 12), Notre Dame (Feb 19), Louisville (Feb 26), and NC State (Mar 2). 

An inspired non-conference schedule, combined with all the action of the ACC and topped with the most convenient Flex-Plan Season Ticket options, make this season a must-see event. Share the fun and excitement with your friends and family in the Best Fan Experience in North Carolina. It simply doesn’t get any better than this. 

For more information, visit the Wake Forest athletics website at GoDeacs.com/tickets, or by calling 336-758-DEAC (3322). Tickets for select contests can also be purchased in person at the Bridger Ticket Office located at Truist Field. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.




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