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New student ticket distribution process and upgrades in place for men’s basketball

<p>A basketball shoots through the hoop during a shootout competition at the 2018 Hoosier Hysteria on Sept. 29 in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.&nbsp;</p>

A basketball shoots through the hoop during a shootout competition at the 2018 Hoosier Hysteria on Sept. 29 in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. 

Several changes are occurring this season to the way IU students receive tickets to home men’s basketball games.

In the past, tickets have been mailed to the residence hall or off-campus address where a student lives. Instead, for the 2018-19 season, the tickets will be delivered electronically.

Last week, students with a season-ticket package received an email from the IU Ticket Office with details.

The email said student tickets will be delivered via email to be used on mobile phones to enter Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.

According to the email, students can expect game tickets to be delivered no later than 48 hours prior to the start of home games that are part of their ticket package.

The email also included a link that directed students to a list of the 12 home games that are part of their ticket allotment, as well as their seating assignment for each game.

The email said that due to student ticket purchasing demand, each student was allocated a 12-game student ticket package instead of the 16-game package student tickets were initially sold as. The 12-game package is a $240 value compared to the $320 value of the 16-game package, and refunds for the difference will be issued within the next two weeks to students via their original method of payment, such as credit card or bursar account.

Additionally, IU Athletics announced Monday a new seat upgrade program at men's basketball games for students.

The Crimson Guard Seat Upgrade features a section of 200 court-level, bleacher seats behind the south basket at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall that will be reserved for general admission student ticket owners for each home game.

According to the announcement, at noon two days before each home game, students with general admission tickets will receive an email with an offer to upgrade to the section. The first 200 students to complete the free upgrade process will be notified that they have been upgraded.

Students selected to sit in this section will be required to arrive at least one hour before the start of the game to keep their seat and will also receive a free giveaway or free concession when arriving.

The first game featuring the upgrade process will be Thursday night’s exhibition against Southern Indiana.

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