Basketball Season Ticket Renewals Underway
July 15, 2013
Champaign, Ill. - The season ticket renewal period for Fighting Illini men's basketball is now underway. Renewal forms are being sent by mail and email to existing season ticket holders, with a priority deadline of Aug. 5. Fans can renew their tickets online now at FightingIllini.com.
The Illinois Ticket Office also unveiled a pair of exciting offers to current and new customers. Previously, UI season ticket holders who renewed earned 1,000 priority points each year. With the comprehensive renovation to State Farm Center set to begin, the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics is rewarding loyal fans who renew during the construction period by offering 5,000 priority points annually.
New customers can take advantage of a tremendous value by purchasing a newly created banner-level season ticket. These limited-supply tickets - located in the top four rows of C level behind the baselines - are priced at just $199. That is a savings of more than 54 percent off the regular C level season ticket price of $435. Fans can buy banner-level season tickets online at FightingIllini.com.
"The passion for Fighting Illini basketball is always strong, and we are seeing the interest and excitement in our fan base increase as the program continues to build momentum under Coach Groce," associate athletic director for ticketing Jason Heggemeyer said. "We anticipate an extremely high rate of renewals and are pleased to offer a priority points increase of five times the normal rate as thanks to our fans during the State Farm Center renovation. The introduction of the banner-level season ticket also will attract new customers, offering an incredible value to see the Illini at a price of just over 11 dollars per game."
Illinois will play a total of 18 games home games this season: two exhibition, seven non-conference and nine conference. The nine Big Ten opponents set to visit State Farm Center are Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Penn State, Purdue and Wisconsin.
The Illinois men's basketball non-conference schedule will be released as soon as all game contracts have been finalized.