University of Iowa Notifies Thousands of Fans About Rose Bowl Tickets

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) - Approximately 6,600 donors, season ticket holders and students were notified that they would receive a share of 23,000 Rose Bowl tickets from the University of Iowa ticket office Monday.

A rose in the beak of a Hawk on the University of Iowa campus.

The University distributed the tickets via their priority point system, which awards tickets to buyers based on length of time as a season ticket holder and donor status. UI ticket officials said they received more than 54,000 individual ticket requests for when the Hawkeyes play Stanford in the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on January 1.

1,100 donors and season ticket holders were also notified that they would not be getting tickets from the University of Iowa ticket office, said UI Ticket Manager Pam Finke. Members of the general public who were placed on a waiting list for tickets were also expected to be notified that they would not be getting tickets Monday afternoon.

"Aside from a few allocations for the team members and people like that, people on campus, they [tickets] all went to season ticket holders or I-Club donors," said Finke.

Hawkeye fans still hoping to get tickets will now be forced to look to the secondary market. As of Monday afternoon the cheapest Rose Bowl ticket on Stubhub.com was selling for $500.