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The Iowa-Iowa State football game is nearing a sellout

[ 0 ] August 8, 2014 |
Iowa averaged 67,125 fans at Kinnick Stadium last season, a figure good for 23rd in the country. But it’s more than 3,000 fans off the Hawkeyes’ 2010 pace, where the school was 21st with a 70,585 clip per game. (HawkCentral)

Iowa averaged 67,125 fans at Kinnick Stadium last season, a figure good for 23rd in the country. But it’s more than 3,000 fans off the Hawkeyes’ 2010 pace, where the school was 21st with a 70,585 clip per game. (HawkCentral)

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.

 

Category: Iowa Hawkeyes Football

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