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March 27, 2009

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Fans of the University of Iowa football team who purchased season tickets a year ago, but have not yet renewed their order for the 2009 season, take note. Your season ticket renewal application will be arriving in your mailbox within the week.

The UI Athletics Ticket Office is currently accepting orders from last year’s season ticket customers and new customers – and the sales brisk – but orders can only be placed through the UI’s online ticket office at hawkeyesports.com. The distribution of “hard apps” opens up the option of placing season ticket orders through the mail.

“The majority of our fans will still use the online option to place their season ticket order. Many are very comfortable with that method because it’s easy, secure and convenient. This is just the next step in the process,” said Pam Finke, the UI’s director of ticket operations.

“Many fans use the application they receive in the mail as a reminder and as an opportunity to review what’s included in their account…quantity of seats, seat locations, chairbacks…all the details associated with the upcoming season and season tickets.”

Finke noted that the deadline for a fan who purchased season tickets a year ago to place a season ticket order and guarantee the same seat locations inside Kinnick Stadium is still May 1. She also noted that the sales pace has been steady.

“It’s early in the process, very early. But, having said that, the response to date has been very steady,” she said, noting that the weeks immediately before and the week immediately after the priority deadline are usually the busiest.

Click HERE to place your 2009 Iowa Football season ticket order.

Fans of the Hawkeyes who purchase season tickets prior to May 1 will have the option of paying for their purchase in three equal installments. The first installment will be due upon receipt of order. The second and third installments will be due on May 26 and June 23, respectively.

The payment plan can also be used for the purchase of tickets to ride the Hawkeye Express, fees associated with game-day parking in select campus parking lots managed by the UI, and the purchase of Kinnick Stadium Chairbacks if the purchase is made at the time when a fan is ordering their season tickets. There will be no additional fees or charges as a result of selecting the installment plan.

The 2009 schedule for the Iowa Hawkeyes includes seven games at historic Kinnick Stadium. Coach Kirk Ferentz’s squad will play non-conference home games against intrastate rival Northern Iowa, Arizona, and Arkansas State prior to entertaining Big Ten Conference opponents Michigan, Indiana, Northwestern and Minnesota.

Like the Hawkeyes, Northern Iowa, Arizona, Northwestern and Minnesota all participated in post-season competition in 2008. Iowa’s game against Michigan is this year’s Homecoming game.