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Men?s Basketball Student Lottery Information
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: April 11, 2005
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2005-06 MEN'S BASKETBALL - Student Basketball Ticket Policy

How to get Tickets

The demand for men’s basketball student tickets continues to grow with the success of the basketball program.  In order to give all U of A students a fair shot to receive tickets, a Lottery is in place for distribution of student basketball tickets.



 In order to qualify for the 2005-06 men’s basketball student lottery, current UA students must register on by Monday, September 19, 2005 at 5:00 pm.

(Students will use their Student ID # and create a password in order to access their account.  Once in their account, they can register for the men’s basketball lottery.)

·         By signing up online, students will receive one chance in the lottery

·         For each year a student has purchased a Zona Zoo pass, they will receive two additional chances in the lottery


The men’s basketball season tickets are season long tickets (excluding games when the University is out of session).  Lottery winners may purchase only one ticket at a cost of $72 .  A valid CatCard ID is required for entry into McKale Center with each student ticket. 


A list of lottery winners will be posted online at on the dates specified below.  The winners will be listed in alphabetical order.  


Students who are selected as lottery winners will have the option of purchasing their tickets online or in person at the McKale Ticket Office.  If students choose to purchase online, they will be required to enter their account number and pin number (if lost this information can be retrieved by calling 621-CATS).


Students listed as lottery winners will forfeit their tickets if they do not purchase them during the dates specified.  All seats are general admission (method or date of purchase/pick-up does not affect seating).  Students will be required to show their valid CatCard ID at the time they are picking up previously purchased tickets and/or at the point of purchase.


September 19:    Last day to sign up online for the men’s basketball lottery.  Last day to purchase Zona Zoo Passes for additional chances in the basketball lottery

September 27:    Lottery winners posted at and the Zona Zoo website

September 27-30:  Designated lottery winners may purchase tickets online and in person at the McKale Ticket Office.


October 4:       Non-winning lottery numbers may call 621-CATS beginning at 7:00 am to purchase any remaining tickets.


Ticket Details

The 2005-06 student basketball season tickets will be a departure from previous years.  There will be a change in the student section location, the Holiday Packs and upgrades to student tickets.


General Admission

The U of A student section will be a general admission area that encompasses the following sections:

            Floor 20-23

            Loge 20-24

            Middle 20-24

            Upper 121-124

Students will receive one ticket that will allow them to sit anywhere in the student section.


Students are not able to upgrade season tickets to make them guest tickets or general public tickets.  Student tickets are for U of A students only. 


Holiday Packs

Holiday packs are a set of tickets for games that are played during the student winter break.  Students are eligible to purchase these tickets from Dates TBD.  Students may purchase a maximum of two tickets to each of the games.  Both tickets cost TBD, and both tickets must be used by U of A students with a valid CatCard.  Students may upgrade one ticket to a general public ticket by paying the difference in price between the student ticket and a general public price.


After TBD student tickets are opened to the general public and students are no longer eligible to purchase a student ticket.


Admission Policies

For each home men’s basketball game (excluding Holiday Pack games), there will be one student gate that all students with tickets have to pass through.  A valid CatCard will be required for all students.  The gate will open two hours prior to game time.  Once inside McKale Center, students may sit in any seat within the Student Section.  There will be no saving of seats, so enter the game with the people you want to sit with.



If a student is found to have sold their season ticket to a non-student, that student will not be eligible for the lottery in future years.  If a student can not go to a game, they are asked to go to the Zona Zoo website ticket forum to trade or sell their unused tickets to other students at face value.





PAC-10 Tournament: There are no student-specific tickets allocated for the PAC-10 Tournament.  Students may either purchase all-session tickets from the McKale Ticket Office (621-2287) or single-session tickets from the the PAC-10.    

NCAA Tournament: There is a student allotment of tickets for all NCAA Tournament games in which Arizona plays.These tickets will be distributed through a phone lottery only.  Beginning at 7:00 am on the selected days outlined below, only current UA Zona Zoo members (must be currently enrolled with valid CatCard) who purchased a Zona Zoo Sports Pass by September 10, 2005 may call the McKale Ticket Office at (520) 621-2287.  A credit card is required to purchase tickets.  No tickets will be reserved without payment.  There is a limit of two tickets per person.  All tickets must be picked up at the NCAA host site by the person purchasing the tickets.  A picture ID will be required to pick up the tickets at the host site.

Selection Sunday is March 12, 2006. 

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