BLOG: Tickets on sale for York High's game in Philly

Patrick Strohecker

Two weeks ago, York High athletic director Ron Coursey announced a date and time for the boys' basketball game against Steel-High, to be played at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, home of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Since then, York High fans have been eagerly inquiring about how to nab tickets for the Wednesday, Jan. 11 game.

Now, they have an answer for that, as well.

York High's Jayden Iturmendi (left) and the Bearcats will look to bounce back from a 12-11 season last year. York High was listed as a "team to watch" in City of Basketball Love's 5-A preseason rankings.

Fans interested in purchasing tickets for the York High game can visit a website that will allow them to see what tickets are available for the game. Since the high school game precedes the NBA game between the New York Knicks and 76ers, fans will gain admission into both contests with the purchase of one ticket.

Tickets in the 200 level of the Wells Fargo Center are going for $29, while tickets in the lower level are being sold for $79. According to the site, there are approximately 180 tickets available.

The plan for the game was put in motion as far back as April, when Coursey and first-year head coach Clovis Gallon met with 76ers and Wells Fargo management about organizing a game for the high school as part of a program called "Court of Dreams." It's a program that Coursey was a part of when he was the athletic director at a high school in Pittsburgh. The program gives high school teams the opportunity to play in professional venues before NBA games.

York High to play game at Wells Fargo Center next year

While the Bearcats and Rollers are no longer league foes, they were once rivals in the now-defunct Central Penn League.

The high school game will tip off at 3 p.m., with the NBA contest scheduled for 7 p.m.

The link to the website to purchase game tickets is

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