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Basketball tickets available for returning Izzone members

October 3, 2000

One-hundred-thirty-two dollars may seem like a small fortune to some, but to history junior Kevin Selenich, it’s a tiny price to pay for Spartan basketball.

With $132 in hand, Selenich went to the Student Alumni Foundation Monday night and for the second year, bought Izzone tickets; a package that includes courtside seating at all 14 home games, an Izzone T-shirt, membership to the foundation and several member benefits.

“I’d pay twice as much for these tickets,” he said. “The Izzone is so great. You forget about your worries, your classes and just think about basketball.”

The tickets went on sale Monday night for returning Izzone members. These Izzone regulars can also purchase tickets today and Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the SAF office, on the third floor of the MSU Union.

With a national championship trophy in the MSU display case and many returning star players, marketing junior and Izzone co-director Jarrod Folsom said this year’s tickets could be hotter than ever.

Marketing junior Adam Raak and finance senior Brad Johanson are also co-directors.

“There’s always a high demand for these tickets,” Folsom said. “It’s a great seat and a lot of fun. People will definitely be seeking Izzone tickets.”

Any MSU student with a valid ID card can sit in the Izzone, Folsom said.

Although the number of Izzone tickets is still undeclared, Folsom said there would be at least enough tickets for all returning members.

“The Breslin bleachers were rebuilt, so that has changed the seating configuration and the number of seats we have,” Folsom said. “So we’re waiting to see how that will play out for us.”

Folsom said the number and quality of the seats shouldn’t be considerably different from last year.

Students who weren’t lucky enough to witness last year’s undefeated at-home season in the Izzone can still purchase tickets for this season, which includes at least five nationally televised games and tough home matches against Kentucky and North Carolina, Folsom said.

When the extra tickets will go on sale is still undecided, but it should be sometime in the next month, Raak said.


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