29 Consecutive Sellouts and Counting

Aug. 9, 2007

IOWA CITY — 29 and counting.

That’s the number of consecutive home games of the University of Iowa football team that have reached sellout status as of Thursday when the UI Athletics Ticket Office announced that Iowa’s 2007 home opener against Syracuse and all four home games against Big Ten Conference opponents have reached sellout status.

Approximately 2,000 tickets are available for the Hawkeyes’ Nov. 17 game against Western Michigan.

“Fans of the Hawkeyes have proven once again just how special they are. To reach a sellout of the season opener in Chicago seven weeks before kickoff and to reach sellout status for five of our six home games a full month before the home opener is simply remarkable and a tribute to not only our football program but to our fans as well. Both are simply the best,” said Gary Barta, the UI’s director of athletics.

The announcement of the five sellout status games is a by-product of increased season ticket sales to the general public and UI faculty and staff. Total sales of season tickets in those two categories has increased by 483 in 2007. The UI also expects to sell out the student section of historic Kinnick Stadium for the fifth consecutive season. 10,400 tickets are earmarked annually for purchase by current UI students.

Iowa ended the 2006 season with 24 consecutive home game sellouts and a new single-season attendance record, having sold out all seven home games a year ago at a new capacity of 70,585.

Fans interested in purchasing tickets to the Iowa-Western Michigan game can do so online at hawkeyesports.com, by telephone by calling 1-800 IA-HAWKS (1-800-424-2957) or at the UI Athletics Ticket Office in Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Ticket holders and non-ticket holders are invited to a sneak peek at the 2007 Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, Aug. 18, when the UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics stages its annual “Iowa Football Kids Day at Kinnick” event. Gates to historic Kinnick Stadium will open at 10 a.m. for access to the practice session of Kirk Ferentz’s squad. The team practice will begin at approximately 11 a.m. and last approximately two hours. Fans young and old are invited to secure autographs of the Hawkeyes during a 30-minute post-practice autograph session.

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