Super Ball IX Festival News

April 5th, 2011   |  3:04 pm EST

Glen Close Camping option no longer available

The Glen Close Camping layaway plan is no longer available for purchase, indicating somewhat of a demand for Super Ball IX tickets only 24 hours after being put on sale. It’s unknown how many Glen Close Camping layaway tickets were made available initially, but you may want to reserve a spot in this camping area sooner than later, just to be safe.

Glen Close Camping offers camping on a field located within the race track at Watkins Glen International that is close to the concert venue. Bathroom and shower facilities inside this camping area will make the weekend a little more comfortable for some. There is also a separate entrance as opposed to the General Camping area.

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April 5th, 2011   |  10:54 am EST

Phish's Super Ball IX Festival Will Be Capped at 60,000

According to a tweet from Watkins Glen International president, Michael Printup, Super Ball IX’s attendance will be capped at 60,000. “TheGlenPrez” noted there was an agreement with the county to put a cap on the Phish festival. Printup answered the question about attendance tweeted to him from funkydanceparty.

It’s good news and bad news. The good news is the event won’t be too overcrowded which should provide ample room and services for the people who will attend. The bad news is there is no hope of coming close to the 600,000 in attendance for “Summer Jam at Watkins Glen” in 1973 which holds the record for the largest audience at a pop festival…not that was ever a chance of occurring.

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April 4th, 2011   |  5:27 pm EST

Super Ball IX Tickets Now On SaleTickets went on sale today at 12 noon for Phish’s Super Ball IX festival in Watkins Glen, NY this July 1st through the 3rd.  Ticket prices start at $200 which includes general admission to all three days of music, plus camping in the “General Admission” camping area.  If you want to spend more money to camp closer to the venue and have access to bathrooms and showers, the cost for “Glen Close Camping” is $370 per person.  This camping area is located in a field within the track area and is close to the venue site.

Other ticket options include an RV pass.  This pass will allow you to park your RV in the General Camping or Glen Close Camping areas.  For an additional $15 you are allowed to bring one companion vehicle, which must be present at the entrance gate along with your RV.  You can arrange to have dirty water pumped out of your RV and clean water pumped in for a “nominal fee” to be determined later.  No power hook-ups will be available.  You will need to provide your own power source through a generator or other means.  Click here for more information.

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April 4th, 2011   |  4:55 pm EST

Unofficial Website for Phish's Super Ball IX FestivalPhish has announced a 3-day festival at Watkins Glen International raceway in Watkins Glen, NY July 1-3 called Super Ball IX.  This year’s festival will be the band’s 9th since their first one 15 years ago.  Phish has come a long way since The Clifford Ball in 1996.  From a hiatus, to a 5 year breakup, to a reunion with renewed musical vigor, this year’s festival is sure to be…super!

Tickets go on sale this Monday, April 4th.  You can find more ticket information here.

There are a lot of options when planning your trip to Super Ball IX.  This year’s festival includes travel packages, RV passes, “Glen Close Camping” which includes camping access inside the track close to the concert site complete with showers, “regular” camping areas that we’re all used to, tent rentals, and payment plans for festival tickets. aims to be your go to source for everything related to Phish’s Super Ball IX festival.  We’ll have updated festival news, message board where you can discuss everything from ride shares to ticket exchanges, basic information that you can find on the official site – and some stuff that you can’t find there, as well as music and some other goodies.  Check back soon!

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