Feb. 17, 2009
TICKETING: UC To Hold Football Season Ticket Informational Meetings
CINCINNATI - The University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics unveiled its 2009 football season ticket plan which includes a chance for fans to lock in their 2009 ticket prices for the 2010 season. Fans who purchase season tickets for the upcoming 2009 football season will be able to purchase the same number of tickets in the same ticket plan the following year for the same price, avoiding any potential price increases.
Last year, season ticket holders saw many changes in UCATS football ticket pricing relating to the creation of a four-tier donation structure. The donation levels for Tiers 1-4 will remain the same in 2009 and will be enhanced by a fifth tier which requires a $50 donation to UCATS for seating in selected areas adjacent to existing UCATS reserved seating.
"In 2008 the UC football program posted one of the greatest seasons in school history, winning its first BIG EAST Conference championship and appearing in its first BCS (Bowl Championship Series) game - the Orange Bowl," said UC Director of Athletics Mike Thomas. "Championship seasons like last year require the support of the entire community and UC saw people come out in record numbers both in the stands with over 11,000 season ticket holders and with their generosity setting new standards for UCATS members and donations."
Thomas continued, "To thank the fans for their tremendous support and to let them know we appreciate the sacrifices they are making in these economic times, UC is offering people who purchase season tickets this year the opportunity to lock in this year's pricing for next year."
In 2009, there will be seven different ticket plans available providing Bearcats football fans the opportunity to see the best college football in the country for one of the best values in the city or across the nation. This season UC welcomes in one of its best slates of opponents ever to Nippert Stadium as it plays host to non-conference foes Illinois from the Big Ten, Fresno State from the WAC, and Southeast Missouri State along with exciting BIG EAST Conference action vs. West Virginia, Louisville, and Connecticut. Fans are encouraged to reserve their spot in line for tickets now by placing a $50 season ticket deposit. The deposit allows fans to hold their spot in line and wait until they select their seats after May 11 to pay in full.
Donation levels to UCATS range from $50-50,000 depending on which section and plan fans choose, while ticket prices will range from $160 to $282 per seat.
Ticket renewal forms for current season tickets holders will be mailed out the week of March 2 with the deadline for season ticket deposits, ticket payments, UCATS pledges, and 2009 football seat improvement requests on April 25 -- the day of BEARCAT BOWL III, UC's annual Spring Football game. Seat improvement appointments will be made in May and will continue through June.
Patrons who purchase 2009 football season tickets will have chance to purchase the same tickets next season and avoid any ticket price increases.
UC Athletics will host two information sessions, one on Saturday, Feb. 21 and the other on Wednesday, Feb. 25, to discuss details and answer questions regarding 2009 Bearcats football season ticket packages. The sessions will provide an opportunity for both current and prospective season ticket holders to learn more about opportunities and pricing structures for the upcoming season. These sessions will be free of charge and open to the general public. If you would like to attend either of these scheduled sessions we ask that you RSVP by contacting the athletics ticket office at 1-877-CATS-TIX.
March 2 - Renewal packet distribution begins for season tickets and UCATS pledges
April 25 - BEARCAT BOWL III at Nippert Stadium
Payment deadline for season ticket renewals, UCATS pledges, and 2009 football seat improvement requests
Deadline for 2009 season ticket deposits
May 5 - Seat selection appointment times distributed
May 11 - Seat selection process begins for patrons requesting seat improvements and new deposit holders
June 15 - New season tickets on sale for non-deposit holders
August 17 - Individual home game tickets on sale for UCATS members
August 24 - Individual home game tickets on sale to the public
NOTE: Away game tickets will go sale immediately following the release of the 2009 football schedule.
2009 Football Ticket Packages include:
||The best seats in Nippert Stadium, sideline, chairback seating
||Non-donor bleacher seating (Sections 117 & 118)
||30% Discount for UC Faculty/Staff members
||30% Discount for UC Faculty/Staff members
||40% Discount For young professionals under The age of 30
||North Endzone Seating, 43% savings on sideline reserved
||Age 12-Under (Applicable For all plans, does not include a bowl credit)
||One Of The best values in the BIG EAST, 57% savings per ticket for family of four
1 - Includes $50 Bowl Credit & $20 cushioned chairback seat (UCATS Donation Required - See stadium diagram for levels and sections)
2 - Includes $50 Bowl Credit
3 - Requires UCATS Membership; includes $50 Bowl Credit and $20 cushioned chairback seat
4 - Age 12-Under/Applicable In All Seating Areas
5 - Includes four (4) $50 Bowl Credits and requires $50 UCATS Membership
6 - Requires UCATS Membership (minimum $50) per two seats