The Line, Penn Basketball's Tip-Off Event!

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In the past, "The Line" was only for those who wanted the privilege of sleeping over in the Palestra.

This year, you can come for the events and stay over if you want season tickets

"The Line" will begin on Friday, Oct. 21 at 6:00 PM. At 6:00 PM, numbers will be given out to students for their spot in the line. These numbers will be used throughout the night for contests, giveaways, but more importantly seat selection.

This year, students will once again select their seat for the season! Students who complete the full Line events and sleepover will walk out with their tickets for the games and know what seat will be theirs for the season.

The Line will be split up into to parts: The Pep Rally and The Sleep Over.

This year's Line pep rally features Penn's attempt at a World Record knockout game, eating contests, dodgeball, prizes, live music, movies and the opportunity to meet your Penn Men's and Women's Basketball Teams up close and personal. Those who stay will be entered into a raffle to win a 42 inch Plasma TV! The big news last year was that STREAMERS had returned to the Palestra; this year, we've added an High Definition Video Board.

Participating in sleep over is the only way to become a season ticket holder and guarantee the best seats for the best games. Season ticket holders receive special perks, free and discounted food, a t-shirt, and exclusive giveaways. Tickets are just $50 for a season filled with exciting games. Line participants will also be given the opportunity to purchase tickets to away games and is the only way to be eligible to purchase postseason tickets.

The Line Schedule

6:00p Registration for The Line begins and Line Numbers given out for seat selection order.
7:00p Penn vs Princeton Volleyball Game in The Palestra 

Pep Rally 
8:45p Penn Band and Cheerleader Performances
9:15p Introductions and Welcome from The Women's and Men's Basketball Teams and The Quaker Girls
9:45p World Record Attempt: Knock Out and Student Band Performances
10:30 Activities, Contests, and Competitions Begin (as Knock-out dies down) 
12:00a Space Jam in HD begins on the new Video Scoreboard 

The Sleepover 
12:00a Seat Selection Begins 
2:00a Lights out 
8:00a T-Shirts, Tickets, and more given out

Benefits of taking part in The Line Pep Rally 
First 500 fans receive a mini-hoop heads
Live Music
Free Food from QDoba and Coca-Cola
Chance to break a World Record for the Largest Game of Knock-Out
Chance to win a 42 inch Plasma TV
Chance to win many, many Penn Athletics prizes and game-used merchandise
Activities and Contests Galore (Two ball, 3-point Shot, Dribbling Obstacle Course, Half-court Shot, QDoba Burrito Eating Contest, Quizzo, Palestra Scavenger Hunt)
Meet and Greets with the Men's and Women's Basketball Teams and Coaches

Perks of doing Line and Sleepover 
All the above…

Reserved Seat in Sections 119/120
Guest Passes to bring in friends to the game (for free)
Guaranteed Seats at RBC Road trips
Eligibility to purchase post-season tickets
RBC T-Shirt
Dollar Dogs before the game
Exclusive invites to RBC pregame parties
Priority during in-game contests
Raffle Prizes
Priority on Penn Giveaways Get a 20% discount on a "PSN Complete" live streaming annual package.
Chance to become the Fan of the Game. Be recognized at the game, win a Penn Basketball prize pack
Exclusive merchandise deal of the game (at select games)
Exclusive food deal of the game (at select games)
$1 Hot Dogs 1 hour prior to game time
Bragging rights that you stayed over night in the most historic basketball arena in the world!
The list goes on…

Questions? Want to be a Line Leader? Have a conflict and unable to come to the Line, but still want to get season tickets? Email us at