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2015-2016 Men's Basketball Student Season Ticket Sales & Distribution

The men's basketball team is coming off a second consecutive Final Four, the 2015 Big Ten regular season and tournament championships, and a 17th consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament. Without question, 2015-16 men's basketball student tickets will be in very high demand. Mark your calendar to secure your tickets and be part of the Grateful Red, Wisconsin's loud and energetic student section.

The Student Section

The student section is situated around the south baseline 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 15 home games during the fall and spring semesters. The winter break season ticket is $40 and includes 4 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, November 4UW-River Falls (exhibition)
Friday, November 13Western Illinois
Sunday, November 15Sienna
Tuesday, November 17North Dakota
Wednesday, November 25Prairie View
Saturday, December 5Temple
Wednesday, December 9Milwaukee
Saturday, December 12Marquette
Tuesday, December 15Texas A&M Corpus Christi
Sunday, January 17Michigan State
Tuesday, January 26Indiana
Thursday, February 4Ohio State
Wednesday, February 10Nebraska
Sunday, February 21Illinois
Sunday, February 28Michigan

The following games will be part of the winter break student voucher: (4 games, $40)

Wednesday, December 23Green Bay
Tuesday, December 29Purdue
Saturday, January 2Rutgers
Saturday, January 9Maryland

Ticket On-Sale Dates & Procedures

Season tickets will go on-sale to all degree seeking students at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 17, online at UWBadgers.com.

Students who participated in the 2014-15 Badger Rewards program and who accumulated at least 17,000 points will have the opportunity to participate in an exclusive pre-sale of season tickets. The pre-sale will be held on Wednesday, September 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., online at UWBadgers.com.

Online Purchasing Reminder

Students interested in purchasing men's basketball student season tickets are encouraged to login to their account or activate their account, if they haven't already done so, by 4:30pm Tuesday, September 15 to ensure the best possible purchasing experience. Students who choose to wait until the day of the on-sale to activate their online account or check to make sure their login is working correctly run the risk of not being able to purchase tickets as it is anticipated that tickets will sell out quickly.

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 2015-2016 season will mark the sixth year of the men's 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 Marquette and second semester Big Ten conference games
  • Post-season priority for the 2016 NCAA Tournament
  • Opportunity to participate in an exclusive pre-sale for 2016-2017 season tickets
  • Other benefits including special event invitations, prizes, and more.

Additional details regarding the attendance rewards program will be sent to students via e-mail in October.

Ticket Voucher Pick-Up

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

The first opportunity for students to pick up season ticket vouchers is on Sunday, October 25 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Gate B of the Kohl Center. This voucher distribution period will run in conjunction with the men's basketball Red/White scrimmage at 1:00 p.m.

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) from Monday October 26 through Tuesday, November 3 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

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-River Falls on November 4. Please note that students will not have the option of picking up their vouchers on game days. The 2015 voucher pick-up schedule is as follows:

Sunday, October 25 12:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Kohl Center Gate B
(Men's Basketball Red/White Scrimmage 1:00 p.m.)
Monday, October 26 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Camp Randall Gate 9
Tuesday, October 27 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Camp Randall Gate 9
Wednesday, October 28 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Camp Randall Gate 9
Thursday, October 29 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Camp Randall Gate 9
Friday, October 30 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Camp Randall Gate 9
Monday, November 2 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Camp Randall Gate 9
Tuesday, November 3 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Camp Randall Gate 9

It's also important to note that the last day vouchers may be picked-up is Friday, December 4. Students who do not pick up their vouchers by December 4 will have their vouchers voided and will not receive a refund.

Game Day Voucher Exchange

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.

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.

Lotteries & Priority Seating

For the Marquette game and second semester Big Ten conference games, students who qualify for priority seating through the Badger Rewards program will have the closest seats to the floor reserved for their use.

Game Day Voucher Exchange - Seat Location Priority (Attendance Rewards Program)

  • For the Marquette game and second semester Big Ten games, students can qualify for the priority seating section by accumulating reward points through game attendance and/or social media activity.
  • 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 Marquette game and the six 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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