Indiana Men's Basketball Looking To Encourage Support For Team
Jan. 17, 2009
Bloomington, Indiana - Indiana University Vice President and Director of Athletics Fred Glass is hoping to attract more fans to come to Assembly Hall for the remainder of the 2009 men's basketball season. Effective immediately, balcony tickets (subject to availability) will be on sale for the remainder of the season for $5 per game.
"Attendance at Assembly Hall, as it has been around the conference is a little down," said Glass. Because some of this is likely attributable to the challenging national economic situation, we want to make the games more affordable and otherwise more family friendly.
"I love how hard our team plays and how hard Coach Crean coaches," added Glass. They never quit and I want to encourage Hoosier Nation not to quit on them. Fan support in Assembly Hall has been tremendous. We just want to encourage more people to be there."
Among ideas that Glass hopes will catch on with the Hoosier faithful is an honorary game captain; allowing youngsters to shoot layups on Assembly hall's hallowed hardwood following weekend home games; encouraging the crowd to be more engaged in and around the game; and resurrecting spirit signs for dorms, greek houses, and local businesses to hang up prior to home games.
Indiana has seven remaining home games on the schedule, including next Sunday against Minnesota.
"We are very appreciative and grateful for the support that our fans have shown to the program this year," said IU Men's Basketball Coach Tom Crean. "It's great to get the opportunity to meet so many friends and fans of the program who share our passion and are with us all the way.
To order your tickets, contact the Indiana University Athletics Ticket office at 866-IUSports.
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