Athletics News
Hoopfest Returning To Redbird Arena

October 16, 2012

NORMAL, Ill. - Illinois State fans will have the opportunity to get a close glimpse of the 2012-13 Redbird men's and women's basketball teams at the annual Redbird Hoopfest Wednesday, October 17, at 7 p.m., in Redbird Arena. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the event is free to the public.

The event will feature a three-point shooting contest, a dunk contest and intersquad scrimmages by both teams. In the three-point contest, one men's basketball player and one women's basketball player will compete as a team, with a total of three teams in the contest. The dunk contest will be judged by a panel of campus representatives. In the scrimmages, each team will play against each other for 10 minutes.

One lucky fan will have the chance to win $10,000 in the Papa John's "Money Ball" shot, which will be attempted from half court.

With the seasons starting just around the corner, don't miss out on a chance to see every home game in person, by ordering a men's basketball season-ticket plan for as low as $85 through the Illinois State Athletics Ticket Office to catch all the action on Doug Collins Court.

For the first time, ISU will offer fans the opportunity to buy upper bowl season tickets in the `Birds Nest. Season tickets in the `Birds Nest cost $85 and fans will have the choice to sit in the North end behind the basket (sections RR and SS) or the South end (sections FF and GG) behind the basket.

Lower bowl public season tickets are $245 per seat and require a per seat donation to the Weisbecker Scholarship Fund. Public upper bowl seats will cost $141 per seat. Faculty and staff season tickets are also available for $197 for the lower bowl and $141 for the upper bowl.

Women's basketball season tickets are also available for purchase through the Illinois State Athletics Ticket Office for $50 for adults. Ticket purchases can be made online at or over the phone, by contacting the ticket office at (309) 438-8000.
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