Tickets on Sale for I-Cubs Exhibition

March 6, 2006

IOWA CITY – Tickets are now on sale for the University of Iowa baseball team’s exhibition against the Iowa Cubs, the AAA affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. The game, which takes place on Tuesday, April 4, will be the first played in the newly renovated Principal Park in Des Moines. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m.

“This game is another opportunity for Iowa baseball to be on display for friends and fans of the Hawkeyes in central Iowa,” Iowa Head Coach Jack Dahm said. “The atmosphere at the new ballpark and the competition will only help our players down the road.”

The Hawkeyes and I-Cubs met in 2004, with the I-Cubs posting a 4-2 win on a pair of late home runs.

“The exhibition game is a great opportunity for fans to get a look at our team and the renovations to the ballpark,” Iowa Cubs General Manager Sam Bernabe said. “It also provides a good Hawkeye baseball team with some valuable exposure in central Iowa.”

Tickets are on sale at the I-Cubs Box Office or by phone, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fans also may purchase tickets online at Adult tickets are $10 for club box seats, $8 for field box seats and reserved grandstand seats, and $6 for general admission. Ticket prices for children (13-under) are $10 for club box seats, $8 for field box seats, $6 for reserved grandstand seats and $4 for general admission. University of Iowa students can attend the game for free by showing a valid student ID at the ticket window.

For more information, contact the Iowa Cubs at 1-800-464-2827.

The Hawkeyes (5-1) return to action Friday, Mar. 10, at the Texas-San Antonio Tournament. Iowa opens with the host Roadrunners at 3 p.m.