Aug. 18, 2004
Fans of the 2004 Iowa Hawkeyes are gobbling up tickets to the six home games of Coach Kirk Ferentz’s nationally ranked squad at a brisk pace, so fast, in fact, that the UI Athletic Ticket Office has stopped selling the four-game season ticket package it introduced just last week. “We simply can’t sell any more four game packages because of the combination of single-game sales to those four events and our need to hold tickets for purchase by current UI students,” explained David Sandstrum, the UI’s assistant athletic director for ticket operations. Sandstrum said single-game sales for Iowa’s “Throwback Game” on Sept. 4 against Kent State are very, very steady and that the game will likely reach sellout status as soon as next week. Tickets for Iowa’s home season finale against Wisconsin on Nov. 20 are also selling nicely. “It’s impressive,” Sandstrum said about how fans of the Hawkeyes have reacted. “They’re certainly not taking a wait-and-see attitude.” Sandstrum said that tickets to Iowa’s Homecoming game against Michigan State and the Hawkeyes’ home date versus Purdue will go on sale on Sept. 7 if tickets are available to sell. “Again, it’s largely a function of how student season ticket sales go. If they go better than we have planned, it’s very possible that we won’t have tickets to sell,” said Sandstrum.