Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 21
  1. #1
    Rookie CardinalAndGold's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    426
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Tickets for Home Games

    Hey guys -

    Brand new here, just signed up today. I'm a Cyclone implant after growing up in the northeast and have been to 3 games in Ames so far, but hope to make it to 2 or 3 more next season. I had a couple of quick questions...

    1) Is it fairly easy to get tickets outside of the stadium on gameday?

    2) Are there any parts of the stadium I should try to avoid (bad view, etc.)? The games I've been to were in Section 12, but I won't have access to those seats anymore.

    Thanks a lot and I'm looking forward to some great football talk.



  2. #2
    Pro
    Points: 57,665, Level: 74
    Level completed: 41%, Points required for next Level: 885
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    jtdoyle1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Ankeny, IA
    Posts
    2,182
    Points
    57,665
    Level
    74
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 127
    Given: 5

    Re: Tickets for Home Games

    You can walk up on gameday and get tickets to any home games except Iowa or Nebraska.

    No bad seats in the house although some are better than others. You get what you pay for.



  3. #3
    Speechless
    Points: 560,612, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 9.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsOverdriveVeteranRecommendation Second Class
    ISUAgronomist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Back in Iowa!!!!!!!!
    Posts
    21,449
    Points
    560,612
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 282
    Given: 139

    Re: Tickets for Home Games

    Quote Originally Posted by CardinalAndGold View Post
    Hey guys -

    Brand new here, just signed up today. I'm a Cyclone implant after growing up in the northeast and have been to 3 games in Ames so far, but hope to make it to 2 or 3 more next season. I had a couple of quick questions...

    1) Is it fairly easy to get tickets outside of the stadium on gameday?

    2) Are there any parts of the stadium I should try to avoid (bad view, etc.)? The games I've been to were in Section 12, but I won't have access to those seats anymore.

    Thanks a lot and I'm looking forward to some great football talk.

    Welcome.

    There are always people selling tickets on game day.

    Being on the far end of the field is about the only "bad view" I can think of. I prefer to be in the second level to get a wider view myself.




  4. #4
    Pro
    Points: 81,045, Level: 88
    Level completed: 50%, Points required for next Level: 905
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    RyCy04's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Omaha, NE
    Posts
    2,357
    Points
    81,045
    Level
    88
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 137
    Given: 13

    Re: Tickets for Home Games

    If you can pull off being young enough to be a student, find an uber-drunk coed with a student ticket. Make sure that it is obvious that she is not going to make it to gametime before passing out. You can either get the ticket for free or for just a few bucks depending on her BAC.



  5. #5
    Rookie CardinalAndGold's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    426
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Tickets for Home Games

    Ha ironically Nebraska is one of the games I'm interested in. But if there are quite a few people scalping tickets on gameday, I'll probably try that option.



  6. #6
    Rookie CardinalAndGold's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    426
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Tickets for Home Games

    RyCy, don't they check somehow to make sure you are an ISU student?



  7. #7
    Legend
    Points: 211,144, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    MNCyGuy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Des Moines
    Posts
    10,741
    Points
    211,144
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 526
    Given: 363

    Re: Tickets for Home Games

    Quote Originally Posted by CardinalAndGold View Post
    RyCy, don't they check somehow to make sure you are an ISU student?
    Only about half the time. If you're not in the initial student section rush, you've got a good chance they won't even look. If they do you pull the ole' "Ah crap, I left my student ID in the dorms" routine. They won't make you go get it.



  8. #8
    Speechless
    Points: 272,786, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 6.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran50000 Experience Points
    isuno1fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Clive, Iowa
    Posts
    17,510
    Points
    272,786
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 159
    Given: 31

    Re: Tickets for Home Games

    Bottom 20 rows in the lower level suck...that's my personal opinion. Not a bad seat in the balcony.



  9. #9
    Legend Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteran50000 Experience Points
    DaddyMac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Posts
    14,375
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 1
    Given: 0

    Re: Tickets for Home Games

    Quote Originally Posted by CardinalAndGold View Post
    RyCy, don't they check somehow to make sure you are an ISU student?
    Not usually...

    Visiting school students stick out pretty easily.



  10. #10
    All-Star
    Points: 38,035, Level: 60
    Level completed: 16%, Points required for next Level: 1,015
    Overall activity: 4.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran25000 Experience Points
    Me State's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Altoona
    Posts
    1,939
    Points
    38,035
    Level
    60
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 203
    Given: 0

    Re: Tickets for Home Games

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Bottom 20 rows in the lower level suck...that's my personal opinion. Not a bad seat in the balcony.
    I sit in row 7 and I love being close to the action...thats my personal opinion.



  11. #11
    Legend
    Points: 414,010, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 22.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran50000 Experience Points
    cyclonedave25's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Chicago, IL
    Posts
    14,760
    Points
    414,010
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 600
    Given: 304

    Re: Tickets for Home Games

    I like being in the lower deck because I feel closer to the action. However, the seats in the upper deck give you a better view of the field, IMO.


    When Prepared, Fear No One.

  12. #12
    Speechless
    Points: 485,804, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 11.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialRecommendation Second ClassVeteranCreated Album pictures50000 Experience Points
    Al_4_State's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Driftless Region
    Posts
    19,166
    Points
    485,804
    Level
    100
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 421
    Given: 125

    Re: Tickets for Home Games

    Quote Originally Posted by CardinalAndGold View Post
    Ha ironically Nebraska is one of the games I'm interested in. But if there are quite a few people scalping tickets on gameday, I'll probably try that option.
    You're better off just buying the $60 dollar hillside. That game will scalp for a lot more than that.


    In 1984, I was hospitalized for approaching perfection.

  13. #13
    Recruit
    Points: 6,203, Level: 23
    Level completed: 31%, Points required for next Level: 347
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    West Des Moines, IA
    Posts
    75
    Points
    6,203
    Level
    23
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Tickets for Home Games

    If you are under 29, you can get a season ticket in the stadium for $225. Or a hillside season ticket for $99. For the lower demand games, tickets can be had very cheap on eBay and StubHub.



  14. #14
    Pro
    Points: 48,199, Level: 67
    Level completed: 90%, Points required for next Level: 151
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteran25000 Experience Points
    sodakjoe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Ames via Sioux Falls, SD
    Posts
    2,799
    Points
    48,199
    Level
    67
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0

    Re: Tickets for Home Games

    The best seats in the place are in the North End Zone.


    Green hills for thy throne, and for crown a golden melody/Ringing in the hearts of all who bring thee love and loyalty/Dear Alma Mater, make our spirits great
    True and valiant like the bells of I-O-WA STATE!

    And thank you Stumpy for this:

  15. #15
    Rookie
    Points: 8,543, Level: 27
    Level completed: 66%, Points required for next Level: 207
    Overall activity: 3.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran5000 Experience Points

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Ames
    Posts
    356
    Points
    8,543
    Level
    27
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2
    Given: 0

    Re: Tickets for Home Games

    I think the hillside tickets for the iowa game were only 30 or 40 bucks last season.



Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
  • TV: TBD
  • Iowa State vs. Oklahoma
  • November 1, 2014
  • 07:00 PM