2013-2014 Menís Basketball Student Season Ticket Sales & Distribution

The Student Section

The student section is situated around the south end zone of the Kohl Center. The student section of 2,100 seats is comprised of sections 114, 115, 116, 117, 214, 215, 216, 314, 315 and 316, with some rows of seats in sections 313 and 317.

Ticket Sales

All student season tickets will be sold as full season tickets, with the option to purchase tickets for games over winter break. The regular season ticket is $150 and includes fifteen home games during the fall and spring semesters. The winter break season ticket is $30 and includes three home games contested over winter break. There is a $20 processing fee per order.

The following games will be part of the regular season ticket: (15 games, $150)

 Wednesday, October 30  UW-Platteville
 Tuesday, November 12  Florida
 Tuesday, November 19  North Dakota
 Thursday, November 21  Bowling Green
 Saturday, November 23  Oral Roberts
 Saturday, December 7  Marquette
 Wednesday, December 11  Milwaukee
 Saturday, December 14  Eastern Kentucky
 Saturday, January 18  Michigan
 Wednesday, January 29  Northwestern
 Saturday, February 1  Ohio State
 Sunday, February 9  Michigan State
 Thursday, February 13  Minnesota
 Tuesday, February 25  Indiana
 Wednesday, March 5  Purdue

The following games will be part of the winter break student voucher: (3 games, $30)

 Saturday, December 28  Prairie View A&M
 Sunday, January 5  Iowa
 Wednesday, January 8  Illinois

Ticket On-Sale Dates & Procedures

Season tickets will go on-sale to all full time degree seeking students at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 18, online at UWBadgers.com.

Students who participated in the 2012-13 Badger Rewards program and who accumulated at least 12,500 points will have the opportunity to participate in a pre-sale of season tickets. The pre-sale will be held on Tuesday, September 17, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., online at UWBadgers.com.

Online Purchasing Reminder

Students interested in purchasing menís basketball student season tickets are encouraged to login to their account or activate their account, if they havenít already done so, by 4:30pm Monday, September 16 to ensure the best possible purchasing experience.

Ticket On-Sale Virtual Waiting Room

It is anticipated that there will be heavy demand for student season tickets. As students login to their online account to purchase tickets, it is likely that they will be directed to a virtual waiting room page. Once students enter the waiting room, as space allows, the software program will randomly select users to enter the flow to purchase tickets. The waiting room is designed to make the ticket purchasing experience as smooth as possible for high-demand ticket on-sales.

Attendance Rewards Program

The 2013-2014 season will mark the fourth year of the menís basketball attendance rewards program. Some of the benefits available to student season ticket holders for attending games and participating in social media activities include:

  • Seat location priority for second semester Big Ten conference games
  • Priority for post-season ticket opportunities (Big Ten Tournament & NCAA Tournament)
  • Opportunity to participate in an exclusive pre-sale for 2014-2015 season tickets
  • Other benefits including special event invitations, apparel, prizes, and more.

Additional details regarding the attendance rewards program will be sent to students via e-mail in October. Click here to visit the attendance rewards program web page.

Ticket Voucher Pick-Up

Student season ticket-holders have multiple opportunities to pick up season ticket vouchers.

The first opportunity is on October 17 at the Shooting Down Cancer event which will be held at the Kohl Center from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Voucher distribution will take place inside the Nicholas Club at the Gate A concourse from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The second opportunity for students to pick up season ticket vouchers is on Saturday, October 26 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Gate B of the Kohl Center. This voucher distribution period will run in conjunction with the menís basketball Red/White scrimmage at 5:00 p.m.

Finally, students will have an opportunity to pick up season ticket vouchers at the Camp Randall Stadium Gate 9 ticket windows (located on Breese Terrace on the west side of the stadium) on Monday October 28, Tuesday October 29, and Wednesday October 30.

Please see the voucher pick-up schedule below for days and times in which students can pick up vouchers. Vouchers are not mailed to students. Students may only pick-up their own set of vouchers, students are not allowed to pick-up vouchers for other students. Students must present a valid UW-Madison student ID (WISCARD) to pick-up vouchers. Each voucher set includes one voucher for all home games in the season ticket package selected, which are redeemed on game day for access to the student section. Students are encouraged to pick-up their vouchers in advance of the first game vs. UW-Platteville on October 30. Please note that students will not have the option of picking up their vouchers on game days. The 2013 voucher pick-up schedule is as follows:

 Thursday, October 17  3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.  Kohl Center Nicholas Club
(Shooting Down Cancer Event, 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.)
 Saturday, October 26  3:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.  Kohl Center Gate B
(Menís Basketball Red/White Scrimmage 5:00 p.m.)
 Monday, October 28  8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Camp Randall Gate 9
 Tuesday, October 29  8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  Camp Randall Gate 9
 Wednesday, October 30  8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  Camp Randall Gate 9

It's also important to note that the last day vouchers may be picked-up is Monday, December 9. Students who do not pick up their vouchers by December 9 will have their vouchers voided and will not receive a refund.

Game Day Voucher Exchange, Lotteries & Priority Seating

On game day, students exchange their ticket voucher for admission into the Kohl Center at the student gate, which is located on the north end (Dayton Street) of the Kohl Center adjacent to Gate A. Voucher exchange begins 90 minutes prior to tip-off.

Students are encouraged to come to the student gate when they plan on entering the Kohl Center. Students wishing to sit together should enter through the student gate at the same time, get in a single file line, and have their vouchers scanned by the same ticket-taker. Following this procedure will ensure that groups of friends are allocated tickets together.

For the following games, a lottery may be conducted for students who choose to arrive for voucher exchange more than three hours before tip-off.

 November 12  Florida
 December 7  Marquette
 January 18  Michigan
 January 29  Northwestern
 February 1  Ohio State
 February 9  Michigan State
 February 13  Minnesota
 February 25  Indiana
 March 5  Purdue

The lottery will determine the voucher exchange line order for all students arriving prior to three hours before tip-off. See below for additional details on the game day voucher exchange lottery process.

For second semester games, students who qualify for priority seating will have the closest seats to the floor reserved, and will not participate in a lottery if utilizing their priority. See below for additional details on the priority seating procedure.

Once inside the student gate, students will have their vouchers scanned by ticket-takers. After the voucher has been scanned, students will receive a reserved seat ticket from a representative of the Athletic Ticket Office. Tickets will be distributed from the rows closest to the court on through to the top rows of the 300 level student sections. Students are required to sit in the section, row and seat that are printed on the ticket they receive.

Once students enter the arena and receive their ticket, students may not exit the arena and re-enter just by showing their ticket. Students also must sit in their designated section, row and seat, and must have their ticket in hand at all times, or are subject to removal from the Kohl Center.

Students are not allowed to have personal items (chairs, blankets, games, etc.) while waiting in line to exchange vouchers for tickets. Restrooms will not be available until gates open. All food and drinks must be disposed of in the proper receptacles. There is to be no alcohol of any kind. Students found with alcohol will have their tickets revoked for the remainder of the season.

 Game Day Voucher Exchange-Lottery Procedures
 November 12  Florida
 December 7  Marquette
 January 18  Michigan
 January 29  Northwestern
 February 1  Ohio State
 February 9  Michigan State
 February 13  Minnesota
 February 25  Indiana
 March 5  Purdue

For the games listed above, a lottery may be implemented for students who choose to arrive for voucher exchange more than three hours before tip-off. The lottery will determine the voucher exchange line order for all students arriving prior to three hours before tip-off. Procedures for participating in the lottery are as follows:

  • Beginning three and one half hours prior to tip-off (i.e. 4:30 p.m. for an 8:00 p.m. game), students arriving for the lottery should register with Athletic Department staff just inside the doors of the student gate, registration will last thirty minutes and will cease three hours prior to tip-off.
  • Students wishing to sit together may register a group of up to six (6) people for the lottery. All group members must be present and have a voucher to be included in the group. Once the group registers, no additions may be made to the group.
  • Each group must identify one group member as the group ďcaptainĒ. Each group will be assigned a number and an envelope. The name of the group captain, as well as the group number, will be written on the envelope. Vouchers for each group member will be collected and put in the envelope, which will be sealed.
  • Three hours prior to tip-off, the registration of groups will end, and the lottery drawing will commence. The first envelope drawn will be the first group in line, the second envelope drawn will be the second group in line, the third envelope drawn will be the third group in line and so on.
  • Athletic Department staff will assist lottery participating groups in formulating the wait line outside the student gate of the Kohl Center. All group members must wait in line for the duration of the 90 minutes between the lottery drawing and when doors to the Kohl Center open. Each group will be given a laminated number card which represents the groupís place in line.
  • Once the lottery line has been set, a representative of the Athletic Department will return each groupís vouchers to each captain. Vouchers will be returned to each captain as groups are called forward, one at a time, to enter the Kohl Center 90 minutes prior to tip-off.
  • The Athletic Department reserves the right to randomly check groups once the line has been set, to ensure that all registered group members are waiting in line. Group members not present at the time of the check will be removed from the group. Additionally, the voucher belonging to the missing group member will be returned to the group captain.
  • If a group member decides to leave the line, for whatever reason, the group member and the group captain must inform the athletic department representative inside the student gate, so that the voucher can be returned to the departing group member.
  • 90 minutes prior to tip-off, lottery participating groups will begin entering the Kohl Center through the student gate, have their vouchers scanned, and be given a reserved seat ticket. Students not participating in the lottery will not have their vouchers scanned until all lottery participating groups have entered the facility.
 Game Day Voucher Exchange - Seat Location Priority (Attendance Rewards Program)
 For second semester Big Ten games, students can qualify for the priority seating section by accumulating reward points through game attendance (based on ticket scan data) and/or social media activity. More information regarding the student rewards program, including a link to sign up, will be available in October. Click here to visit the attendance rewards program web page.
 Reward point totals will be calculated throughout the season and displayed on the rewards program website. Prior to each game, students who have met the minimum qualifying threshold will be eligible for the priority seating section.
 Students who qualify for the seat location priority will be notified via email prior to each game with information related to the procedures for securing their priority seat location.
 For the seven Big Ten Conference games scheduled for the spring semester, students who qualify for the seat location priority will have procedures to follow if they wish to utilize their seat location priority benefit. The student section seats located closest to the floor will be allocated to those who choose to use their benefit by complying with procedures which will be communicated at a later date.
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