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Old 10-20-2013, 08:29 PM
 
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My son is a huge Duke fan and I'm thinking of buying some tickets to a basketball game as a Christmas present. There's a game on December 28th and tix seem somewhat reasonable on stubhub, I'm guessing because students are out of town?

I've never been there, so I'm looking for tips on the best place to sit with an 8 year old. Any suggestions? Would the general admission section be too crazy with a kid? He's a huge sports fan, but I do want him to actually be able to see the game. Please give me your suggestions. Thanks!
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Old 10-21-2013, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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Honestly, I can't think of anywhere in Cameron that is a bad place to sit except a few seats very high in the corners by the A/C ducting. I have sat literally at the top row up in the rafters and its so small. you have no problems feeling right in the action.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:06 AM
 
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You're going to be surprised how small the place is. We stopped in one day when we first moved here and had taken the kids to Duke Gardens and walked the campus. I was like "THIS IS IT?!"
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:06 PM
 
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I guess I'm just wondering if I get the tickets in the general admission section....is itjust standing? I'm just worried that if everyone is standing....will my 8 year old be able to see the action on the court? Sorry if this sounds like a silly question...I've just never been there and want to make sure that "Santa" gets it right.

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Old 10-21-2013, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Morrisville, NC
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Not sure but maybe if the students are on break, the general admission is the normal Cameron Crazies section. It would be cool to be there as you can be inches from the players, but might be a problem for the 8 year old unless you are in the front row.

Maybe you should call the box office and ask how they are doing seats that night. If it is a scrub team and students are on break, they may have some available direct. Maybe.
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Old 10-21-2013, 04:12 PM
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Location: Raleigh, NC
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General admission will be the student section. These are simply bleacher seats that are pulled out from the wall - the kind you see at high school gyms. If the students are there, then you will be standing for the entire game. If not, then it will depend on the folks who bought the tickets who are sitting (or standing) in front of you. If folks are standing, it may be a bit hard for an 8 year old to see the game unless you are willing to hold them for a good portion. The students can also be really loud, so if they are around and your son doesn't like loud noises then that could also be a problem.

Tickets in the upper level are assigned seats and consist of individual seats vs. bleachers. There is a lot more sitting in the assigned seating area. Most of the tickets available are in the upper reaches, but TBH that isn't all that high.

Here is what the view is from the upper-corner nose bleed section from a game over Thanksgiving a few years ago. The picture is non-zoomed from the 2nd to last row in the corner section. The area below the wooden dividing line is the student section (aka, general admission). The area above is the reserved seat section.

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Old 10-21-2013, 06:51 PM
 
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Thanks so much rfb and everyone else. This all helps a lot!
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Old 10-22-2013, 05:36 AM
 
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I've taken my boys to games at Cameron in the student section when the students were in town... If you get there early enough, the folks in charge of seating try to direct you to a place where your kids can see. It may be a little bit of an awkward view, as the best place for us was front row, but way down the sideline/out of bounds. Still, it is a lot of fun to be in the student section and feel the bleachers shaking as the Cameron Crazies do their cheers! Full disclosure? My kids did complain about having to stand for almost 3 hours.

I agree - there are no bad seats in the stadium...
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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You can get the best seats you want to work for during GA games .... show up early and wait until they open the doors. Then run in and claim your spots.
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Old 10-23-2013, 02:04 PM
 
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He doesn't need tickets... try counseling.
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