The big game not many will see

Tickets for Wednesday's Merced-Golden Valley boys basketball game went on sale this morning at both schools. Only 600 tickets will be sold at the two student body offices combined.

That's all they can cram into the Merced High gym.

Unfortunately, many people will miss out on what should be an entertaining game between two of the top teams in the Central California Conference.

 Merced has moved its home game in the rivalry the last couple years to allow more fans to see the two schools square off. However, this year the Merced College men's basketball team is home on Wednesday night. Merced tried to move the game to Tuesday at Merced College, but MC will be using the gym on the first day of the spring semester.

So, fans should get their tickets early. I don't expect them to last long.

 Thankfully, Measure M passed in November and soon Merced will get a new gym that hopefully will be more suitable for big time games like this.