June 14, 2005
- 2005 National I-Club Spring Banquet Tour
- Follow the Renovation of Kinnick!
- 2005 Capital One Bowl: The Game Story
- 2005 Capital One Bowl: Photos from the Game
- 2005 Capital One Bowl: Notes from the Game
- 2005 Capital One Bowl: Statistics from the game
- 2005 Capital One Bowl: Video Highlights from the Game
- 2005 Capital One Bowl: Listen to the Game
- 2005 Capital One Bowl: Watch Mediacom’s Pre-Game Special
- The Schedule: 2005 and Beyond
- Order your 2004 Iowa Football Instant Replay DVD
- 2005 FanFest: Photo Gallery
Don’t look now, but the door might be closing on fans of the University of Iowa football team who have not yet purchased their tickets to the home games of Coach Kirk Ferentz’s nationally ranked 2005 squad.
According to David Sandstrum, the UI’s director of ticket operations, a little more than 47,500 season tickets of all types (general public, UI faculty and staff, and UI students) have already been sold for the six home games of the 2005 Hawkeyes. And, if you’re looking for a reference point, Sandstrum said the UI sold a little more than 48,200 season tickets in 2004.
“To say we’re selling at a brisk pace would be an understatement. My only advice to fans of our football program is to not delay in their decision-making. We are on a pace to reach sellout status for the season in mid-August,” said Sandstrum.
“To say we’re selling at a brisk pace would be an understatement. My only advice to fans of our football program is to not delay in their decision-making. We are on a pace to reach sellout status for the season in mid-August.”
David Sandstrum, UI director of ticket operations
A scratch below the surface gives credence to Sandstrum’s advice. The UI has already sold about 5,000 more season tickets to the general public than it did in all of 2004. Season ticket sales to UI faculty and staff are up almost 300 and the pace of sales to current UI students is ahead of the pace of last year. In fact, Sandstrum believes sales of student season tickets could approach 10,000 total.
Sandstrum said the UI continues to take orders for season tickets of all types and orders for three-game packages that do not include the Iowa-Michigan game in late October. He said that game and perhaps the Illinois and Minnesota games will reach sellout status before the UI begins selling single-game tickets in mid-July.
“One of the advantages of being a season ticket holder is the opportunity to purchase additional tickets to select home games on a single-game basis, and the opportunity to purchase away game tickets. Obviously, orders are filled on ticket priority, but season ticket holders are always at the very top of the list,” said Sandstrum.
Iowa’s road schedule includes three very, very, very hot tickets: The Hawkeyes’ games at Iowa State, Ohio State and Wisconsin. “We’ve already begun the process of refunding orders that we know we simply can’t fill. Some fans might not be aware of the fact that we receive only 4,000 tickets to sell to our away games and, in the case of Wisconsin, that number drops to just 3,000,” said Sandstrum.
The Big Ten Conference policy states the the minimum number of tickets available to a visiting team is 3,000. The UI historically offers its visiting teams – both conference and non-conference — the opportunity to offer their fans up to 4,000 tickets.
Fans of the Hawkeyes are reminded that the easiest way to purchase season tickets and three-game packages to the home games of the 2005 Iowa football team is online at hawkeyesports.com, the official world wide web site of the Iowa Hawkeyes. For more information about ticket packages and prices HERE.
To review the Hawkeyes’ 2005 schedule, click HERE.