Indiana basketball: IU announces student basketball tickets sold out for coming season
August 15, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Classes at Indiana University don't begin until Monday but students hoping to attend men's basketball games this fall had better already have their season tickets.
The IU athletic department announced Tuesday that it has sold all 12,400 student season tickets for the 2012-13 basketball season. The number was capped so that students purchasing a season ticket would be guaranteed to attend at least 10 of the 16 home games. Indiana has the largest student section in the country with 7,800 seats.
"I am thrilled to see the student ticket demand returning to the same levels I experienced when I was a student at IU," said athletic director Fred Glass. "When I was a student, a season ticket entitled you to a portion of the games. I've always said that Indiana basketball is an important part of the IU college experience and we want as many students as possible to have a chance to experience it live in Assembly Hall.''
They are sold in a package with football season tickets so the increased demand has benefitted both programs. A total of 26,400 football season tickets have been sold -- 13,000 to students -- which is nearly 5,000 more than last season.