According to Lincoln High School athletic director Sam Knox, the
school was given 1,300 advance tickets, which went on sale
Monday morning. By the end of the day, all 1,300 had sold.
Knox said that fans need not worry, though. Tickets will still
be available at the door tonight. He noted the convention center
has a seating capacity of 7,000, so he is confident fans will
still be able to get in.
Knox also advised that the tipoff time for the game has
changed. This year the IHSA had determined that on single-game
nights, the tipoff should occur at 7 p.m. Knox said there was
some confusion at the convention center and the start time was
set at 7:30 instead.
"The PCCC printed their first batch of tickets thinking it
was still a 7:30 start as in past years," Knox said in an email
Monday afternoon. "So to avoid the potential issue of fans
arriving at 7:10-7:15 for a 7:30 start like their ticket said,
only to discover that the game is at the end of the first
quarter, they decided to push the game to 7:30."
Knox said the doors of the center will open at 6 p.m. and
fans might be wise to go early, especially if they need to
In addition, the Railers' supersectional play has brought
about a change in a soccer meet. The girls' team was scheduled
to play Jacksonville at Lincoln, both varsity and junior
varsity. Those games have been rescheduled for April 28 at
Lincoln, starting at 5 p.m.