Two years after Tulane’s basketball team was the first team to play Georgia Tech in McCamish Pavilion, the Yellow Jackets will help open Tulane’s new on-campus stadium Saturday. Yulman Stadium, a 30,000-seat building built at a cost of $72 million, is sold out. On Stubhub, the ticket resale website, the least expensive ticket was selling for $95 Tuesday evening.
Tulane had played home games at the Superdome since that stadium’s opening in 1975.
“It’s going to be an experience,” nose tackle Shawn Green said. “I love the excitement that they’re going to bring. We’re going to bring our own.”
Quarterbacks and B-backs coach Bryan Cook has been talking with quarterback Justin Thomas about the possibly chaotic environment.
“This’ll be a good challenge,” Cook said. “We play in a conference where there’s not a lot of empty seats sometimes, so this’ll be good for him.”