At Work With...Matt Barnes

Matt Barnes

WHO HE IS: Athletics Ticket Manager

YEARS AT PENN: 11 months

WHAT HE DOES: Barnes is in charge of sales for every ticketed athletic event at Penn, which includes football, men’s basketball and the Penn Relays. Though things slow down in the summer, Barnes is on the go from the fall through the spring, especially when the football and men’s basketball season overlap. From now until April, he’s focused on the Penn Relays.

HOW MANY ALUMS ATTEND: Last year, attendance at Alumni Weekend topped 10,000.

HOW MANY TICKETS THEY SELL: The most popular men’s basketball games are Princeton and St. Joe’s, where Barnes says the crowd can reach 8,000. Football audiences range from 8,000 to 12,000. For the Penn Relays attendance dwarfs those crowds—Barnes says more than 40,000 people attended last year’s Saturday Relay event.

CONTACT INFO: You can purchase tickets by calling 215-898-6151, going to, or in person at the box office, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Weightman Hall, in front of Franklin Field at 235 South 33rd St.

CONTACT INFO: 215-898-9539

Originally published on February 24, 2005