Big Ten Tournament All-Sessions Tickets On Sale

Dec. 16, 2004

INDIANAPOLIS – All-session tickets for the 2005 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament are on sale through Ticketmaster.

The women’s tournament returns to Indianapolis and Conseco Fieldhouse, featuring 10 games over five days, March 3-7, 2005, with no games on March 5 to make way for the Indiana High School Athletic Association Girls’ State Basketball Finals.

All-session tickets for the general public are on sale for $55 at all Ticketmaster outlets, including the Conseco Fieldhouse box office, Ticketmaster charge-by-phone numbers (317-239-5151 in central Indiana) and www.ticketmaster.com.

This will be the 10th year Indianapolis has hosted the tournament, and the fourth straight year the event will have taken place at the Fieldhouse. The 2004 tournament drew a record 37,635 fans. In addition, the women’s championship game drew a single-session record of 9,417. Purdue captured the women’s tournament title for the second consecutive year, and a record fifth time in tournament history.

Additionally, all-session tickets are on sale now for each university’s fan block and can be obtained by picking up a ticket brochure at the university’s athletic ticket office or by calling the number below:

University of Iowa Ticket Office – (800) IA HAWKS or (319) 335-9323

2005 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament Schedule – March 3, 4, 6 and 7, 2005
Thursday, March 3 – Session One (first round, three games) – 3 p.m.
Friday, March 4 – Session Two (quarterfinals, two games) – 12 noon
Friday, March 4 – Session Three (quarterfinals, two games) – 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 6 – Session Four (semifinals, two games) – 3:30 p.m.
Monday, March 7 – Session Five (final game) – 7 p.m.

All times are tentative and subject to change and are Eastern (EST).

Hotel Accommodations
Fans should contact the Big Ten Tournament Housing Bureau at 1-800-556-INDY (4639), 1-317-684-2573, housing@indianapolis.org or www.indianasportscorp.com to reserve hotel rooms. More than 5,000 hotel rooms are in the downtown area within walking distance of the Big Ten women’s tournament action.