Dec. 2, 2010
PARDON OUR PROGRESS! As friends of the UI and fans of the Hawkeyes know, the UI Athletics Department is well into a multi-million dollar revitalization of Carver-Hawkeye Arena. This important and exciting project has reduced for this season the number of ticket windows that are operational on game nights. Fans attending the home events of the 2010-11 UI men's basketball, women's basketball and wrestling teams are invited to avoid game night delays by purchasing their event tickets online or in advance of game day. If your schedule doesn't allow for an advance purchase, we recommend you consider arriving at the Arena a little earlier than originally planned. Go Hawks!
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Friday night's "Black Out" dual between intrastate rivals #6 Iowa and #14 Iowa State will be an exciting one, so fans should plan to purchase their tickets in advance and arrive early in order to avoid long lines at Carver-Hawkeye Arena. Both teams enter the 7 p.m. dual meet with unbeaten 4-0 records. Fans in attendance will be treated to a special presentation mid-way through the meet, recognizing former Hawkeye Head Coach and Iowa State NCAA Champion Dan Gable regarding his impending retirement.
At press time, 9,300 tickets have been sold to the event. Carver-Hawkeye Arena seats 15,500 for a dual wrestling meet. Fans are invited to avoid meet night delays by purchasing their event tickets online at hawkeyesports.com or in advance from the UI Athletics Ticket Office at (319) 335-9323. If purchased in advance, tickets are $13 for adults, $7 for youth and $2 for children ages five and under. Tickets purchased at the door are $15 for adults, $8 for youth and $2 for children ages five and under. The dual wrestling attendance record for Carver-Hawkeye Arena is 15,955, set when Iowa defeated Iowa State (20-15) on December 6, 2008.
Due to the multi-million dollar revitalization of Carver-Hawkeye Arena, the number of ticket windows that are operational on event nights has been reduced. Doors to the facility will open at 5:30 p.m. Friday, and fans that aren't able to purchase their tickets in advance should consider arriving early to the venue. Since the North entrance is no longer accessible from the outside of the facility, fans can enter, and purchase tickets, at the West and South entrances. The East entrance will serve as the event pass gate.
Fans are encouraged to use free parking near the arena at Lot #33 (East Dental Lot), Lot #43 (located west of Kinnick Stadium and the UI Recreating Building), and the Finkbine Commuter lot. Other free parking is available at Hancher Auditorium, the Hawkeye Commuter lot (which is located west of the UI Athletics Hall of Fame, Grant Field, UI Soccer Field and the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex), and the hard surfaced lots at the UI softball and outdoor track complexes. For this meet only, a free Cambus shuttle running between Hancher Auditorium and Carver-Hawkeye Arena will be available starting at 6 p.m., in addition to the 15-minute Blue Route service that runs the same route. After the meet, fans can head back to Hancher using the shuttle or the Red Route service. Parking is also available at the regular hourly parking rate in the Clock Tower (#3) and Field House (#4) ramps. Media parking will be in Lot 40, which is located across Elliott Drive from Carver-Hawkeye Arena, on the building's southeast side.