The Iowa-Iowa State football game is nearing sellout status.
A university release issued today says only 900 tickets are available for the Sept. 13 Cy-Hawk showdown, and those will be only be sold as part of season-ticket purchases.
That means single-game tickets have been gobbled up.
A person at the University of Iowa ticket office said the last of the tickets were purchased Friday afternoon.
That’s an encouraging sign for the Hawkeyes, who did not have a sellout last season.
Athletic director Gary Barta told reporters two weeks ago season ticket sales were lagging behind last year’s pace of 52,000 sold.
A streak of 30 consecutive sellouts at Kinnick Stadium ended on Nov. 23, 2012, when an announced crowd of 69,805 watched the Hawkeyes’ 13-7 loss to Nebraska.
Capacity is 70,585. Tickets to the Iowa State game are $70.
Here is the University release:
IOWA CITY, Iowa – Fans of the 2014 University of Iowa football team thinking about attending this year’s Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series game against intrastate rival Iowa State take note: Only 900 tickets remain available for purchase.
The UI Athletics Ticket Office will sell those tickets only as part of a season ticket purchase by either a member of the general public, a faculty or staff member of the UI, or a current UI student. All other tickets to the game including “singles” have been purchased.
“History indicates that we will have fans who want to purchase a season ticket in the next few weeks. We want to accommodate those fans so, at the present time, we will sell the tickets that remain for this year’s Iowa-Iowa State game only to fans who are interested in purchasing a season ticket,” said Pam Finke, the UI’s director of ticket operations.
Finke said the UI Athletics Department will determine at a later date when to sell any remaining Iowa-Iowa State game tickets on a single game basis, if inventory remains available.
To purchase a season ticket, three-game ticket package, or single game ticket to a home game of the 2014 Iowa football team, fans can visit the UI Athletics Ticket Office in Carver-Hawkeye Arena or call the office at 1-800-IA-HAWKS any weekday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fans can also purchase single game tickets online at hawkeyesports.com.
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