June 19, 2006
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Sales of season tickets for the home games of the University of Iowa’s nationally ranked football team to the general public have been suspended, the UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics announced Monday.
The UI has sold approximately 42,000 general public season tickets, according to David Sandstrum, the UI’s director of ticket operations. That number – paired with sales of 4,000 season tickets to current and retired UI faculty and staff, and projected sales of 10,500 season tickets to current UI students – has exhausted the supply of tickets that can be sold on a season ticket basis.
“Our available season ticket inventory is reduced to a very limited number of outdoor club seats in the new press box at Kinnick Stadium and scattered singles throughout the stadium,” said Sandstrum.
Sandstrum said the UI has recorded a four percent increase in season ticket sales and that 2006 marks the fifth consecutive season in which sales have increased year-over-year.
“The excitement of what our student-athletes and coaches have achieved in the recent past, the excitement of the completion of the renovation project, and a very attractive home schedule has provided the energy to reach this point this early in the summer,” said Sandstrum.
“The excitement of what our student-athletes and coaches have achieved in the recent past, the excitement of the completion of the renovation project, and a very attractive home schedule has provided the energy to reach this point this early in the summer,”
UI Director of Ticket Operations David Sandstrum
The UI Athletic Ticket Office will now begin preparations for the start of single-game sales. Sandstrum said fans of the Hawkeyes can expect final details on that process to be announced later this month with sales to begin in mid-July.
Sandstrum said tickets will not be available for Iowa’s home games against Iowa State, Ohio State, Purdue or, most likely, Wisconsin when single-game sales begin next month.
“Those games are sold out as result of single-game ticket obligations of the UI Athletic Department and because virtually all of the tickets provided to the visiting team per Big Ten Conference policy will be sold to fans of the visiting team,” Sandstrum said.
Sandstrum noted that tickets for some of those games may be available via the UI’s group sales program but that participation in Hawkeye Village, the UI’s game-day corporate hospitality area is a requirement for access to those tickets.
“We also expect very strong sales for our games against Montana, Northern Illinois and Northwestern. It’s likely that all three of those events will reach sellout status prior to the start of the season,” Sandstrum said.
Iowa opens its 2006 season Sept. 2 against Montana, the first of seven home games on the schedule.. The Hawkeyes will carry a streak of 17 straight home sellouts into that contest.