July 6, 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
The University of Iowa Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced today a suspension of general public and UI faculty and staff season tickets for the six-game 2005 home schedule of Coach Kirk Ferentz’s nationally ranked Iowa football team.
David Sandstrum, the UI’s director of ticket operations, also announced that the Hawkeyes’ four home games against Big Ten Conference opponents are sold out pending the return of unsold ticket assigned to the visiting teams.
“We’ve simply had a tremendous response by our friends and fans. They are very, very excited about what the Hawkeyes have accomplished in recent seasons and the prospects for another exciting season this fall,” said Sandstrum.
Sandstrum said sales of season tickets to the general public have exceeded 40,000 – an increase of approximately 7,000 – and sales of season tickets to UI faculty and staff will likely surpass 4,000. He also said the UI is on pace to sell 10,000 tickets to UI students.
“Obviously, our fans are acting on our recommendation to make their purchasing decisions sooner rather than later. And, yes, we do expect to have all six home games sold out before the season starts which is very, very exciting,” said Sandstrum.
Iowa has played its last 11 games in historic Kinnick Stadium before sellout crowds of 70,397. That number includes all six home games during the Hawkeyes’ run to the 2004 Big Ten championship, its second league title in three seasons. The string of 11 straight sellouts is a school record. The UI also established a new single-season attendance record for a six-game schedule last year.
“We’ve simply had a tremendous response by our friends and fans. They are very, very excited about what the Hawkeyes have accomplished in recent seasons and the prospects for another exciting season this fall.”
David Sandstrum, UI director of ticket operations
Sandstrum said the UI Athletic Ticket Office on Thursday (July 7) will begin selling a special ticket package for the season opener Sept. 3 against Ball State and Iowa’s final non-conference game Sept. 17 against Northern Iowa. Fans will have the opportunity to purchase one ticket that provides them a reserved seat ticket for the game they select (or both, if they select both) and admittance into the UI’s Hawkeye Village where they will enjoy a pre-game meal and musical entertainment. The cost per person is $70.
Fans interested in this special ticket package can call the UI Group Sales Office (319-335-9328), the UI Athletic Ticket Office (1-800 IA-HAWKS) or make their purchase online at hawkeyesports.com, the official world wide web site of the Iowa Hawkeyes.
On Thursday, July 14, the UI Athletic Ticket Office will begin selling tickets to the Ball State and Northern Iowa games if tickets are available to sell.
Sandstrum said the UI Athletic Ticket Office will make a public announcement should tickets to any of Iowa’s four home games against Big Ten opponents become available as a result of the visiting school returning tickets that were first made available to their fans per Big Ten policy.
He also said that group sales have also been suspended for Iowa’s four Big Ten home games.