Big Ten Conference Extends Special $45 Ticket Offer for 2009 Women's Basketball Tournament
Jan. 17, 2009
INDIANAPOLIS, IND. - The Big Ten Conference has extended its special $45 all-session ticket promotion for the 2009 Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament. The $20 discount, which was originally scheduled to end on Monday, January 19, will now run through Saturday, Jan. 31. All-session tickets will then be available at the regular price of $65.
The women's tournament returns to Indianapolis and Conseco Fieldhouse March 5-8, 2009. The ticket promotion is available through all 11 Big Ten university ticket offices, the Conseco Fieldhouse box office, Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com , or by calling Ticketmaster at (317) 239-5151.
In the past 14 years of Big Ten Tournament play, the conference has welcomed more than 417,000 fans. Indianapolis set the single-session record of 9,417 fans during the 2004 championship game at Conseco Fieldhouse. Six different conference representatives have won the tournament championship. Reigning Big Ten Tournament Champion Purdue leads all teams with seven titles, followed by two championships for both Iowa and Penn State and one title each for Indiana, Michigan State and Ohio State.
Fans wishing to purchase all-session tickets within their university's fan block are encouraged to contact their school's ticket office.
Ticketmaster Charge-by-Phone Numbers Local to Big Ten Universities:
The tournament schedule including TV information is as follows (game times are listed in EST)):
Session 1 (First Round)
Game 1: Thursday, March 5, Noon - #7 Seed vs. #10 Seed, Big Ten Network
Game 2: Thursday, March 5, 25 minutes following the conclusion of Game 1 - #6 Seed vs. #11 Seed, Big Ten Network
Game 3: Thursday, March 5, 25 minutes following the conclusion of Game 2 - #8 Seed vs. #9 Seed, Big Ten Network
Session 2 (Quarterfinals)
Game 4: Friday, March 6, 11:30 a.m. - #2 Seed vs. Game 1 Winner, Big Ten Network
Game 5: Friday, March 6, 25 minutes following the conclusion of Game 4 - #3 Seed vs. Game 2 Winner, Big Ten Network
Session 3 (Quarterfinals)
Game 6: Friday, March 6, 6 p.m. - #1 Seed vs. Game 3 Winner, Big Ten Network
Game 7: Friday, March 6, 25 minutes following the conclusion of Game 6 - #4 Seed vs. #5 Seed, Big Ten Network
Session 4 (Semifinals)
Game 8: Saturday, March 7, 6 p.m. - Game 4 Winner vs. Game 5 Winner, Big Ten Network
Game 9: Saturday, March 7, 25 minutes following the conclusion of Game 8 - Game 6 Winner vs. Game 7 Winner, Big Ten Network
Session 5 (Championship)
Game 10: Sunday, March 8, 5:30 p.m. - Game 8 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner, ESPN2
The Big Ten Conference is an association of 11 world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in student-athletes' lives and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. Big Ten universities provide in excess of $100 million in athletic scholarship aid to more than 8,500 men and women student-athletes who compete for 25 championships, 12 for men and 13 for women. Conference institutions sponsor broad-based athletic programs with more than 270 teams. For more information, visit www.bigten.org.
Indiana Sports Corporation (ISC) is the amateur sports champion, stimulating economic growth, inspiring healthy kids, and creating vibrant communities throughout Indiana. ISC was founded in 1979 as the nation's first sports commission. For more information, visit www.indianasportscorp.com.
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