Jan. 5, 2006
Planning on doing a double-dip of Hawkeye Saturday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena – one scoop of men’s hoops first, another scoop of the best in college wrestling second?
If so, the UI Athletic Ticket Office encourages you to purchase your tickets to the Iowa wrestling team’s 7:30 p.m. date with top-ranked Oklahoma State as far in advance as possible.
“…the smartest thing to do is to buy on Friday or, if you’re coming to the men’s basketball game on Saturday, head straight to the ticket office when you get to the Arena,”
Jess Rickertsen, assistant director, UI Athletic Ticket Office
“We are approaching pre-sale of a little more than 6,000 and are expecting very steady sales throughout Friday. And, historically, walk-up sales for wrestling events are usually quite significant. So, the smartest thing to do is to buy on Friday or, if you’re coming to the men’s basketball game on Saturday, head straight to the ticket office when you get to the Arena,” said Jess Rickertsen, assistant director of the UI Athletic Ticket Office.
Rickertsen said the hours of operation for the ticket office won’t change on Friday – they’ll be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – but will be modified to 10:30 a.m. until the halfway point of the wrestling meet on Saturday.
The UI Athletics Department will clear Carver-Hawkeye Arena and the adjacent parking lots after the end of the Iowa-Illinois men’s basketball game and prior to the wrestling meet.
Coach Jim Zalesky’s nationally ranked Hawkeyes are attempting to regain the national dual meet attendance record when they entertain the top-ranked Cowboys in their first of six dual meets scheduled for January and February in the Arena. The current national attendance record of 15,646 was set Feb. 1, 2002, when Iowa wrestled at Minnesota.
Click HERE to order your tickets online. Fans who take advantage of this option can also print their tickets at home and avoid having to spend time at the Will Call window when they arrive at the Arena on match night.
Tickets can also be purchased by calling 1-800 IA-HAWKS or at the information desk at Coral Ridge Mall.