Going, Going, Going...

July 19, 2006

IOWA CITY — The options for fans interested in attending a home game of the nationally ranked University of Iowa football team are getting fewer and fewer.

As of the close of business Wednesday, the UI Athletic Ticket Office had added Iowa’s home game against Northwestern to the games that are sold out on a single-game basis and suspended sales of tickets to Iowa’s game against Northern Illinois. The Hawkeyes’ games against Iowa State, Ohio State, Purdue and Wisconsin reached sellout status earlier this summer.

“Obviously, we’re delighted. The response by all of our fans to the excitement of the coming season has been outstanding,” said David Sandstrum, the UI’s assistant athletic director for ticket operations.

Sandstrum said “singles” – single seats scattered throughout the four grandstands of Kinnick Stadium – are available for some of Iowa’s home games and that fans interested in that option should contact the UI Athletic Ticket Office.

A limited number of ticket for Iowa’s season opener against Montana are available on a single-game basis. Group tickets and single-game ticket with game-day hospitality are available for the Montana, Northern Illinois and Northwestern games. Iowa’s games against Iowa State, Ohio State, Purdue and Wisconsin are sold out.

Sandstrum also noted that individuals and groups interested in purchasing tickets to Iowa’s games against Northern Illinois and Northwestern should contact Bravo Sports Marketing at (319) 626-8286. A very limited number of tickets for each of these games – and the Montana game as well – is available but the purchase of this collection of tickets also requires the purchase of game-day hospitality inside Hawkeye Village, the UI’s game-day corporate hospitality area.

Sandstrum said he expects to reach sellout status for all seven home games “in days versus weeks.” A sellout of the 2006 season isn’t a surprise nor unprecedented at the University of Iowa. “We’ve reached sellout status prior to the start of the season before in our history, but not during my time on staff,” said Sandstrum.

UI Sports Information Director Phil Haddy said he couldn’t pinpoint the last time the UI had reached sellout status for all of its home games prior to the start of the season, but he did believe that it had never been accomplished this early in the summer and certainly not with the current capacity of the facility.

“It certainly speaks to the success of our recent teams and the excitement our fans and friends have for the upcoming season and the completion of the renovation of the stadium,” Haddy said.

Iowa will enter the 2006 season with a string of 17 consecutive sold out games.

Fans of the Iowa Hawkeyes interested in purchasing game tickets can do so in person at the UI Athletic Ticket Office location in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, by telephone by calling 1-800 IA-HAWKS or online by clicking HERE.