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Steps to Request New or Additional Men's Basketball Season Tickets

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Are you interested in requesting new menís basketball season tickets or adding seats to your existing account? In addition to numerous other benefits, many donors to Wisconsin Athletics have the opportunity to request menís basketball season tickets. Now is the time to make a contribution for the opportunity to request season tickets. Here is how:

Step 1: Become a donor to Wisconsin Athletics, if you are not currently, at the Captainís Club level ($50 or higher) before July 31, 2011. All active donors in 2011 are eligible to request new or additional menís basketball season tickets.

Step 2: Complete the season ticket request application. Applications are published weekly online at UWBadgers.com and are also mailed weekly beginning in late June. Existing season ticket holders should make the request on their season ticket order form. Requests must be received by July 31, 2011.

Step 3: All ticket and seating requests will be reviewed first based on annual giving level and then priority points within each annual giving level.

Step 4: Patrons will be notified via mail on the status of their request in late August or early September. Any applicable payment is due upon receipt.

Ask before you act! Please contact the Athletic Development Office at 608-262-1000 or development@uwbadgers.com with questions regarding the benefits associated with contributing to Wisconsin Athletics. Thank you for your interest in Wisconsin menís basketball!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are season tickets available for the 2011 season?

Yes. Although, renewal rates have historically been very high, between 97% and 99%, a limited number of season tickets do become available on an annual basis and will be available prior to next season.

Who is eligible to request new menís basketball season tickets?

Among various other benefits of being a donor to Wisconsin Athletics, all donors at the Captainís Club level or higher (minimum $50 contribution) in 2011 have the opportunity to request menís basketball season tickets.

Will all donors who make a request be given the opportunity to purchase season tickets?

While all active donors have the opportunity to request season tickets, no guarantees can be made. Historically, all requests from Directorís Club level (minimum $2,500 contribution) donors and higher were accommodated in 2010. Requests will be reviewed and accommodated first based on annual giving level and then priority points within each annual giving level, beginning with the Hall of Fame Club level.

Eligible annual giving levels, in priority order:

  1. Hall of Fame Club- $25,000 and higher
  2. Champion's Club- $10,000- $24,999
  3. All-American Club- $5,000- $9,999
  4. Director's Club- $2,500- $4,999
  5. Coachís Club- $1,000- $2,499
  6. Captainís Club- $50- $999

How can I make an impact on Badger student-athletes and become a donor to Wisconsin Athletics?

Contributions to Wisconsin Athletics provide the athletic department with the opportunity to meet immediate funding needs. Needs that include student-athlete scholarship, travel, equipment and other team related costs for all 23 varsity sports. Gifts provide a valuable foundation of support that helps make Wisconsin Athletics broad-based program possible.

Contributions can be made in a variety of ways:

  1. Online at UWBadgers.com by clicking here
  2. Mailing a contribution to Wisconsin Athletic Development Office, Kellner Hall, 1440 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711
  3. Contacting the Athletic Development Office over the phone- 608-262-1000

Is there a deadline to make a qualifying contribution and to request new season tickets?

Yes, all contributions and season ticket requests must be received by July 31, 2011.

After I become eligible for the opportunity to request season tickets, then what happens?

Qualifying donors will receive a season ticket request application from the Athletic Department. Applications are published weekly online at UWBadgers.com and are also mailed weekly from late June to late July. Donors may request season tickets and season parking prior to the July 31, 2011 deadline.

How are seat locations determined?

While season ticket renewal rates remain high, season tickets become available in various areas of the Kohl Center each year. However, the majority of available seating is located in the 300 level of the Kohl Center. Requests for new season tickets, as well as requests for changes from current season ticket holders, are reviewed first based on annual giving level and then priority points within each annual giving level. Priority points are calculated using the Wisconsin Athletics Priority Point System.

Please note, each request is reviewed, but the volume of requests does not make personal consultation feasible. When applicable, seating decisions are based on the best judgment of the Athletics Department.

When will payment be due for season tickets?

Individuals will receive either an invoice or regret letter from the Wisconsin Athletic Ticket Office starting in late August. The invoice will explain the outcome of requests for season tickets and season parking. Payment for all items is due upon receipt of invoice. If applicable, regret letters will be sent to those whose requests the athletic department were unable to fill.

Please note requests may be filled in full or only a portion based upon availability. The athletic department may limit quantity of tickets based upon supply and demand. Contribution refunds will NOT be granted under any circumstance.

Is there an expectation that I maintain my giving level after I secure season tickets?

We encourage you to remain an active donor to Wisconsin Athletics. In addition to having a remarkable impact on the lives of our student-athletes, donors receive priority for a host of ticket, parking and special event benefits based on annual giving levels. Recommended minimum annual contributions for the opportunity to order seats in certain sections are as follows:

Menís Basketball Seating
Sections 107, 108, 109, 121, 122, 123, 207, 209, 221, 222, and 223 - $300 each
Sections 106, 110, 120, 124, 206, 210, 220, and 224 - $200 each
Sections 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 111, 112, 118, 119, 125, 126, 127, and 128 - $100 each
Sections 307, 308, 309, 321, 322, and 323 - $50 each

How do current season ticket holders request additional seats?

Current season ticket holders at the Captainís Club annual giving level (minimum $50 contribution) and higher are eligible to request additional season tickets on their season ticket order form. Requests for additional season tickets, as well as requests for changes, are reviewed first based on annual giving level and then priority points within each annual giving level. Individuals will receive either an invoice or regret letter from the Wisconsin Athletic Ticket Office starting in late August. The invoice will explain the outcome of requests for season tickets. Payment for all items is due upon receipt of invoice. If applicable, regret letters will be sent to those whose requests the athletic department were unable to fill.

The athletic department may limit quantity of tickets based upon supply and demand. Please do not include payment for additional seats with your ticket application.

I have more questions, who can I contact?

Please contact the Athletic Development Office at 608-262-1000 or development@uwbadgers.com

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