Football Tickets on Sale Now; Kansas Athletics to Host Town Hall Meetings

April 7, 2005

LAWRENCE, Kan. — Season tickets for the 2005 football season are on sale now and Kansas Athletics is hosting a series of Town Hall Meetings to inform fans about season ticket packages and the priority points system as it relates to Memorial Stadium.

Representatives from KU Athletics will be in Lawrence, Kansas City, Topeka, and Wichita (April 11-13) to address any questions Jayhawk fans may have regarding the priority point system, select-a-seat process, personal point totals, and seating for the 2005 football season. KU fans are encouraged to attend the meetings to speak with any of the KU representatives.

2005 Football Town Hall Meeting Schedules
Monday, April 11
Topeka (Ramada Inn at 420 SE 6th, 3-8 p.m.)
Kansas City (Kansas City Marriott at 200 W 12th St., 3-8 p.m.)

Tuesday, April 12
Lawrence (Dolph Simons Conference Room in the Wagnon Student Athlete Center, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.)

Wednesday, April 13
Wichita (Marriott at 900 Corporate Hills Dr., 12-6 p.m.)
Overland Park (Overland Park Convention Center at 6000 College Blvd., 3-8 p.m.)

Seven games highlight the 2005 season ticket package, including the team’s first-ever contest in Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium as the Jayhawks play Oklahoma at Arrowhead on Oct. 15. In addition, Big 12 rivals Missouri (Oct. 29), Nebraska (Nov. 5), and Iowa State (Nov. 19), along with non-conference foes Florida Atlantic (Sept. 3), Appalachian State (Sept. 10), and Louisiana Tech (Sept. 17), will play the Jayhawks in Lawrence next fall. Homecoming is scheduled for October 29th against Missouri.

Public season tickets are $225. Faculty-staff season tickets are $180 and recent graduate packages are $150 (2003-05 graduation date). Family-Zone packages are also available for $300. The Family-Zone, located in the North Bowl, includes two adult and two youth general admission tickets, and does not include the Oklahoma game at Arrowhead Stadium.

All regular-season ticket allocation and seating will be based on lifetime points for current Williams Educational Fund members. You can become a WEF member by making a pledge (minimum $100) by April 22, 2005. Final payment for all 2005 Fund Drive pledges is due by June 1, 2005.

During the month of May, members of the Williams Educational Fund will have the opportunity to visit Memorial Stadium and personally select their seats for the upcoming season. If you cannot make the time your point grouping is selected for, you may provide the Athletics Department with your request. If still available, your seats will be reserved. If no particular request is received in advance, you will be given the “best available” seats.

While some season tickets require an annual contribution to the Williams Educational Fund, Memorial Stadium does offer seating options that do not require a donation. Non-Donor Reserved seats are available in specific sections throughout Memorial Stadium for $225. In addition, Family Zone plans do not require membership to the Williams Educational Fund.

Jayhawk fans can purchase their season tickets online at or by calling the ticket office at 800-34-HAWKS.

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