Carlsbad to sell 425 basketball tickets for Saturday’s Artesia games

Allie Meyers runs a fastbreak against Artesia on Jan. 17, 2020. The Cavegirls and Lady Bulldogs meet this Saturday at The Cave in Carlsbad to open up the season. Up to 425 fans will be allowed inside The Cave.

Carlsbad and Artesia will renew their basketball rivalry this weekend with back-to-back games at The Cave in Carlsbad. Eddy County is now classified Green in the New Mexico Department of Health’s Red to Green Framework, which allows a 25 percent capacity for large entertainment venues and recreational facilities. 

Carlsbad Athletic Director James Johns will have 425 tickets available for the games but only 175 will be available for purchase at the gate on Saturday. Johns sent 100 tickets to Artesia for its fans, adding when the Cavemen and Cavegirls travel to Artesia next week they will get a similar number from Artesia AD Cooper Henderson. Another 150 tickets will be put aside for family members of the Carlsbad players to purchase at the Carlsbad High Athletic Office this week.