Basketball Season Tickets and Mini-Plans Available for 2008-09

Oct. 27, 2008


CINCINNATI -- With the start of the 2008-09 exhibition season starting Nov. 1 and the regular season right around the corner, season tickets for the upcoming University of Cincinnati men and women's basketball campaigns are on sale now. Besides season tickets, the UC Athletics Ticket Office will also be selling four Mini plan ticket packages.

UC men's basketball season ticket packages include tickets for two preseason exhibition games and the regular-season tilts in Fifth Third Arena. Besides BIG EAST Conference regular-season champion Georgetown, the Bearcats will play five additional 2008 NCAA Tournament participants at home - Connecticut, Louisville (Ring of Red Game), Notre Dame, Xavier, and West Virginia. 

Tickets in the lower bowl are $542 per seat, while upper bowl seats are $485. Both the upper and lower bowl season tickets are assigned based upon a preferred seating program which requires a donation to UCATS. For more information on the preferred seating program and to purchase your season tickets, please contact the UC Athletics Ticket Office at 1-877-CATS-TIX.

In addition to the traditional season ticket plans, UC Athletics is also offering four mini plans which give fans a chance to see some of the best games of the season at a reduced price.   Each plan has a lead game (Xavier, Louisville, or West Virginia) along with tickets to three to six additional home games depending on the package. The mini plans offer fans their first chance to guarantee a seat to one of the three premium games which are sure to sell out.

The SUPERFAN Mini Plan ($172) is a seven-game plan featuring the West Virginia home game on Feb. 26, plus six other games. The plan provides patrons with the best savings, offering a combined package with 20 percent off face value.

The ALL-AMERICAN plan also features the West Virginia game along with non-conference match-ups with UAB (Dec. 6) and Eastern Kentucky (Dec. 20) and BIG EAST regular-season finale with Seton Hall (March 7)

The CROSSTOWN SHOOTOUT ($120) and RING OF RED ($120) plans will feature the lead game, plus three BIG EAST games each for a four-game premier game offering.

A new season ticket package that is being offered this year is the UCATS Young Professionals plan. The package is aimed to provide Bearcats fans under the age of 30 an opportunity to join UCATS now ($50 donation) and begin earning priority points while enjoying the opportunity to purchase season tickets at a reduced price ($440 per seat). With just one section (Section 127) available open to the plan, act now before they are gone.

Fans wishing to purchase season tickets without becoming a member of the preferred seating program can purchase the BearcatS Lair Family Plan. For $1,140, you will receive four tickets in sections 203, 207, 219, or 223. Act now as seats in the Bearcats Family Plan section are limited and are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.  The BEARCATS LAIR offers fans a savings of over $1,000 over day of the game purchase price and guarantees you a seat for each home game in Fifth Third Arena.