Oct. 4, 2006
The University of Iowa’s men’s basketball team begins the 2006-07 season with the third longest home court winning streak in the nation, and Hawkeye fans have several ticket package options to see the Hawkeyes in action this year. Single game and season ticket packages for students, faculty and staff and the general public are now available.
Iowa has won 18 straight home games in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, including all 17 a year ago. The Hawkeyes posted a 25-9 overall record last season, winning the Big Ten Tournament title after placing second during the regular season. Iowa’s record for consecutive home wins is 24.
Fans interested in obtaining men’s basketball tickets can do so at the UI Athletic Ticket Office, located in Carver-Hawkeye Arena, by calling the ticket office at 1-800-IA-HAWKS or by visiting the UI website at hawkeyesports.com.
“We’re excited about getting the season started and extending our home court win streak,” said Iowa Coach Steve Alford. “The increased size of the Hawks Nest and the sell out crowds we had at the end of last season played a key role in our success. We hope our fans will continue that support in providing our young team that same great home court advantage this season.”
Season tickets for the general public are priced at $300 each — $87 less than a year ago. A season ticket for current members of the UI faculty and staff is priced at $243 — $70 less than a year ago. Current UI students will pay only $85 for the full season. Single game tickets are either $20 or $25 for adults. A $10 youth ticket, for students high school age and younger, is available for games vs. The Citadel, both nights of the Hawkeye Challenge, Georgia State, Texas Southern, Cornell, Penn State, Northwestern and Purdue. Iowa students can purchase single game tickets for $15 on the day of a game, when available. All tickets to the Nov. 10 exhibition game are $10.
“We’re excited about getting the season started and extending our home court win streak. The increased size of the Hawks Nest and the sell out crowds we had at the end of last season played a key role in our success. We hope our fans will continue that support in providing our young team that same great home court advantage this season.”
Coach Steve Alford
There are several options available for fans interested in purchasing tickets for selected games. The Big Ten mid-week package is available for $68 and includes games vs. Michigan State, Penn State, Northwestern and Purdue. The Big Ten weekend package includes games vs. Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana and Illinois and is available for $100.
The pre-Big Ten season package includes both nights of the Hawkeye Challenge and games vs. Iowa State, Texas Southern and Cornell, for $80.
The Holiday Special package, which includes games vs. Cornell, Michigan State and Minnesota, is $54 and tickets for the two nights of the Hawkeye Challenge are $36. Discounted tickets to select home games, earmarked for purchase by groups of 20 or more, are also available for purchase. For information about group ticket packages, fans should call the UI Sports Marketing Office at (319) 335-9431.
Coach Steve Alford’s Iowa Hawkeyes will play 17 home games, beginning with a single exhibition game Friday, Nov. 10 vs. Buena Vista and the season-opener Monday, Nov. 13 vs. The Citadel. After a lengthy trip that includes five straight road games, the Hawkeyes will host the Hawkeye Challenge Dec. 1-2, meeting Texas-Pan American in the first round. Other teams in the event include Coppin State and LaSalle. The Hawkeyes also have home dates with Northern Iowa (Dec. 5), Iowa State (Dec. 9), Georgia State, Texas Southern and Cornell. In Big Ten action, Iowa hosts Michigan State, Minnesota, Penn State, Wisconsin, Indiana, Northwestern, Purdue and Illinois.