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University of Iowa Athetics Ticket Priority Point System

In an effort to meet the challenges in the years ahead and remain competitive within the Big Ten Conference and nationally, the UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics in 2006 instituted a change in the method by which season ticket holders to home games of the UI football program are assigned their seat locations - the University of Iowa Athletics Ticket Priority Point System.

In keeping with the spirit of Hawkeye loyalty and in recognition of the generosity of those who are helping the Hawkeyes each year, the UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics developed a priority point system that is fair, orderly and includes Hawkeye fans in the process of selecting their football season ticket locations.

Beginning with the 2006 college football season, designated sections of historic Kinnick Stadium required a minimum annual per-seat contribution. These per-seat contributions counted toward a fan's annual I-Club recognition. The map below details the minimum annual contribution for these designated sections in Kinnick Stadium. Ticket availability per section is based on priority.

The UI Athletics Department will utilize the same priority point system during the winter of 2010-11 when it reassigns seat locations for season ticket customers in the sports of men's basketball, women's basketball and wrestling. The new seat locations would go into effect for the 2011-12 academic year.

UI ATHLETICS TICKET PRIORITY POINT SYSTEM

Prior to the 2006 football season, the UI Athletic Department established the priority points system to provide a systematic, orderly, and fair process to priority seating requests. Priority points will be calculated as outlined below.

PointsDescription
3 for each year of purchase of season ticket for sport involved (football season tickets for football, men's basketball for men's basketball, ect.)*
1 for the cumulative total of athletics contributions beginning in 1974**
1for annual giving to the I-Club at the I-Club level***
3for annual giving to the I-Club at the Century Hawk level***
5for annual giving to the I-Club at the Bronze Hawk level***
10for annual giving to the I-Club at the Silver Hawk level***
20for annual giving to the I-Club at the Golden Hawk level***
30for annual giving to the I-Club at the Champion Hawk level***
50for annual giving to the I-Club at the Kinnick Society level***
20one-time award per account in recognition of being a letterwinner at the UI
10one-time award per account in recognition of being a graduate of the UI


Notes
*Years of season ticket purchase, as acknowledged by the UI Athletic Ticket Office
**Athletics giving records begin in 1974 and include all annual, capital, and endowment gifts
***Annual giving priority points are based on the current athletic giving year and do not carry over from year to year.

Please Note: Per-seat contributions count toward annual National I-Club recognition levels.

Kinnick Map effective 2014

UI ATHLETICS TICKET PRIORITY POINT SYSTEM -- FOOTBALL
Effective for the 2011 college football
season at the University of Iowa

Some Things to Know

Gifts made to the National I-Club are one of the components included in the priority point system. Friends and fans of the Iowa Hawkeyes will not be required to make separate contributions to the National I-Club and to the priority points program to secure their desired seat location inside Kinnick Stadium.

Some contributors to the National I-Club will not be required to increase their annual contribution to secure their desired seat location inside Kinnick Stadium. For example, a fan of the Hawkeyes who is a contributor at the Silver Hawk level ($1,000 annual contribution) and purchases four general public season tickets in a Zone III ($200 per seat) section will not need to increase his or her annual contribution to be eligible to select seat locations in their desired section inside Kinnick Stadium. However, they may elect to increase their annual contribution which will increase their priority which will improve the likelihood of accessing their desired or better seat locations.

Revenue generated through the priority points program will be used to pay expenses associated with the annual operations of the UI Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. These expenses include scholarships, medical expenses, travel expenses, team uniforms, etc. These expenses continue to increase.

No revenue generated through the priority point system will be used to fund the renovation of historic Kinnick Stadium. The renovation is being funded exclusively through the purchase of premium seating options in the new press box (indoor club seats, outdoor club seats and private suites) and through gifts from friends and fans of the University of Iowa and its intercollegiate athletics program. One such gift was the lead gift of $5 million by William and Nancy Krause of West Des Moines.

33 percent of the seat locations inside Kinnick Stadium available for purchase by the general public for the 2007 college football season will require no participation in the National I-Club. Thousands of additional seat locations inside Kinnick Stadium will require a gift to the National of I-Club of as little as $50.

The recognition levels for the National I-Club provide fans of the Hawkeyes the lowest entry point that carries official recognition (I-Club level, $50 annually) for an official booster club in the Big Ten Conference. Also, membership in the I-Club highest level of recognition (Kinnick Society, $7,5000 annually) is the lowest threshold for the highest level of recognition in the Big Ten Conference.

A Few Questions and Answers

What is the Kinnick Stadium priority seating program?
Priority seating programs are common in intercollegiate athletics. The UI program will help generate important annual support, while ensuring a fair process for determining season ticket selection. The priority point system quantifies every I-Club member's and football season ticket holder's relationship with UI athletics by considering a number of different criteria including giving to athletics, years of football season ticket purchases and alumni status. Beginning with the 2006 football season, ticket holders may be required to make a minimum annual contribution.

How do my contributions to UI athletics factor into seat locations and other considerations?
In any year in which you contribute to the I-Club, your priority points help to determine your priority for choosing Kinnick Stadium season ticket locations, bowl game tickets, and other athletics considerations. Cumulative giving is one factor in establishing priority points.

Does contributing the minimum per-seat amount for a particular section guarantee seats in that section?
Every effort will be made to accommodate you within the area corresponding to your annual contribution. However, if demand exceeds supply, you will need to select seats in a different zone.

How does the new priority seating plan affect faculty/staff season ticket holders?
Faculty/staff ticket holders interested in seats in a section of Kinnick Stadium that requires a per-seat contribution to the National I-Club will be required to make that contribution. However, that contribution is half that required from a fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes who is not a member of the UI faculty or staff.

How can a group select their tickets together in the same zone?
All current season ticket holders will receive a seat selection date based on their customer priority. Individuals wanting to sit together as a group will be able to select tickets together based on the lowest customer priority of the individual in the group.

When will Kinnick Stadium seating be completely reallocated again?
The ui Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will review the overall reallocation process every five years.

Does the priority point system affect my seating location in Carver-Hawkeye Arena?
Carver-Hawkeye Arena is not currently scheduled to be reseated, but new season ticket allocation and seating upgrades in Carver-Hawkeye Arena will be based on a similar priority points system. Currently only Kinnick Stadium will have minimum per-seat contributions for specific sections.

If I increase my annual gift amount, will my football season-ticket location be upgraded?
Seating improvements will be based on the priority points system. If tickets are available in the requested section, the Athletic Ticket Office will make every effort to comply with the request.


UI ATHLETICS TICKET PRIORITY POINT SYSTEM - MEN'S BAKSETBALL,
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL, WRESTLING

Effective for the 2011-12 season at the University of Iowa

The University of Iowa's award-winning Carver-Hawkeye Arena is undergoing a multi-million dollar facelift that will result in a variety of enhancements to the home of the UI's men's and women's basketball, wrestling and volleyball teams. As part of the project, all season ticket holders will be assigned new seat locations based on the UI priority point system. The project and process is similar to that which was undertaken not so long ago when the UI's historic Kinnick Stadium was renovated and all seat assignments were re-assigned. Here is a list of some common questions and the answers to those questions.

What is the Carver-Hawkeye Arena priority seating program?
The priority point system quantifies every I-Club member's and season ticket holder's relationship with UI athletics by considering a number of different criteria including cumulative giving to athletics, years of season ticket purchases, current level within I-Club and alumni/letter winner status. The UI priority points program was used in 2006 when Kinnick Stadium was reseated and helps generate important annual support, while ensuring a fair process for determining season ticket selection.


Donors to the Carver-Hawkeye Arena campaign at $5,000 and above will be provided the following amenities for women's basketball/wrestling.

Pre-game/meet access to the concourse level club room including

    -coat check
    -food and beverage service (cash basis)

Priority parking

Additionally, these courtesies will be extended to National I-Club members at a level to be determined.

How do my contributions to UI athletics factor into seat locations, event parking and other considerations?
In any year in which you contribute to the I-Club, your priority points help to determine your priority for choosing Kinnick Stadium and/or Carver-Hawkeye Arena season ticket locations, bowl game tickets, and other athletics considerations. Cumulative athletic giving is one factor in establishing priority points.

How will I select my men's basketball seats prior to the 2011-12 season?
In January 2011, the Iowa Athletic Ticket Office will provide each current season ticket holder a seat selection time based on your priority points. The selection process will begin in February 2011, at which time the customer will have the opportunity to select seats by phone or in person or to allow the ticket office to select his or her seats (similar to process in reseating Kinnick Stadium). The customer will need to make the appropriate minimum annual per-seat gift (if higher than football) by June 30, 2011.

How will I select my women's basketball seats prior to the 2011-12 season?
In January 2011, the Iowa Athletic Ticket Office will provide each current season ticket holder a seat selection time based on your priority points. The selection process will begin in late March 2011, at which time the customer will have the opportunity to select seats by phone or in person or to allow the ticket office to select his or her seats (similar to process in reseating Kinnick Stadium). No "per-seat" donation is required.

How will I select my wrestling seats prior to the 2011-12 season?
In January 2011, the Iowa Athletic Ticket Office will provide each current season ticket holder a seat selection time based on your priority points. The selection process will begin in April 2011, at which time the customer will have the opportunity to select seats by phone or in person or to allow the ticket office to select his or her seats (similar to process in reseating Kinnick Stadium). No "per-seat" donation is required.

If I already make a per-seat donation for season football tickets, do I need to make an additional gift for men's basketball season tickets?
Individuals who have season tickets in Kinnick Stadium and Carver-Hawkeye Arena zones that require per-seat contributions will be required to pay whichever is higher.

Example A
If you have 4 seats in Zone I ($600/seat required) for football and 2 seats in Zone I ($600/seat required) for men's basketball, a total minimum annual gift of $2,400 is required.

Example B
If you have 4 seats in Zone III ($200/seat required) for football and 2 seats in Zone I ($600/seat required) for men's basketball, a total minimum annual gift of $1,200 is required.

I am not a current men's basketball, women's basketball, and/or wrestling season ticket holder but I do make annual I-Club gifts. Will I receive a priority points mailing?
The Athletic Ticket Office will mail detailed priority points information only to 2010-11 season ticket holders. I-Club contributors who are not current season ticket holders but who are interested in ordering 2011 season tickets should contact the UI Athletic Ticket Office at (319) 335-9327 or (800) IAHAWKS or by email at prioritypoints@hawkeyesports.com prior to 10/15/2010.

Does contributing the minimum per-seat amount for a particular section guarantee seats in that section?
Every effort will be made to accommodate you within the area corresponding to your annual contribution commitment. However, if demand exceeds supply, you will need to select seats in a different zone.

I have McCord indoor club or outdoor club seats at Kinnick Stadium, but no seats in the main stands. Will my premium seating gift at Kinnick Stadium count toward per-seat requirements for my men's basketball season tickets?
Yes. You will only need to make an additional gift if the seats you select in Carver-Hawkeye Arena require a higher commitment.

How can a group select their tickets together in the same zone?
All current season ticket holders will receive a seat selection date based on their customer priority. Individuals wanting to sit together as a group will be able to select tickets together based on the lowest customer priority of the individual in the group.

How many tickets will I be allowed to order for the 2011 seating reallocation?
The Athletic Department has determined that individuals will be allowed to re-order the same number of tickets held for the 2010-11 season. Increased orders will be reviewed at the discretion of the Athletic Department. New patrons will be allowed to order a maximum of 4 at selection time, and more if tickets are available after the reseating process is complete.

Will a per-seat donation be required for women's basketball and wrestling season tickets in Zones 1-3?
No. Only men's basketball season tickets require per-seat donations.

How does the Carver-Hawkeye Arena priority seating plan affect faculty/staff ticket season ticket holders?
Most current faculty/staff season ticket holders for men's basketball will receive comparable locations in the 2011-12 seating reallocation plan with no minimum gift requirement. This may not always be possible to due to the reconfiguration of the area, with regards to premium and handicapped seating areas. New faculty/staff ticket holders and those upgrading their men's basketball season ticket location will have the opportunity to do so based on their priority and a discounted rate of 50% of the general public per-seat minimum gift requirements.

Why are so many sections held for UI students?
The University of Iowa is required to reserve 4,000 tickets for students on an annual basis. Tickets not sold to students will be made available to the general public on a year by year basis.


QUESTIONS?
If you have a question about the UI's priority point system, please call us.

Mark Jennings
Associate Director of Athletics for Donor and Patron Services
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
(319) 335-8903

Pam Finke
Director of Ticket Operations
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
(319) 335-9309

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