Illini students top 5,000 season tickets sold.
June 10, 2008
University of Illinois ticket office officials announced today that over 5,000 student season tickets have been sold for the 2008 football season. Season tickets for students will be capped at 10,000 this season, marking the halfway point for tickets sold with just under three months remaining until the home opener on Sept. 6.
Last week, the DIA announced a sellout in the Block I student section, which along with the student ticket base, is housed in the North End Zone. Student season tickets are currently on sale for $77, a special "Red Zone" price named for Illini Pro and College Hall of Famer Harold "Red" Grange. They are priced the same as the Horseshoe section in the south end, which sold out earlier this summer in 45 minutes.
"We are very pleased with the excitement our students have for the upcoming season. They are purchasing tickets much quicker than in past years," said Assistant Athletic Director for Sales and Marketing Chris Hanna. "We fully anticipate selling out the allotted 10,000 student season tickets shortly after students arrive on campus. Students who want to purchase tickets should do so while they last."
The 2008 home schedule includes six games and begins with the Illinois Renaissance Celebration set for Sept. 6 vs. Eastern Illinois. The home opener will feature appearances by members of the Top 10 Greatest Fighting Illini football players at each position. The remaining five games include Sept. 13 Louisiana-Lafayette; Oct. 11 Minnesota (Homecoming); Oct. 18 Indiana (Foundation Day); Nov. 1 Iowa (Dad's Day); Nov. 15 Ohio State (Senior Day).
Orders for sideline tickets also are being accepted and can be placed online at fightingillini.com, by calling 1-866-ILLINI-1 or by visiting the Athletic Ticket Office at the Assembly Hall.
2008 ILLINOIS FOOTBALL TICKET PRICES Prices Season Single-Game Premium Game* Sideline $225 $45 $60 Student $77 -- -- Horseshoe SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT Block I SOLD OUT SOLD OUT SOLD OUT *Ohio State