Hoopfest Set For Redbird Arena
Nick Zeisloft in the three-point contest
Nick Zeisloft in the three-point contest

October 2, 2013

NORMAL, Ill. - Illinois State fans will have the opportunity to get a close glimpse of the 2013-14 Redbird men's and women's basketball teams at the annual Redbird Hoopfest Tuesday, October 15, 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 showcase 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 showcase will feature various dunks by men's basketball players. In the scrimmages, each team will play against each other for 10 minutes.

Different from last season, one lucky fan will have the chance to win $50,000 in the Papa John's "Shoot Out."

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 $90 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 for men's basketball. Season tickets in the `Birds Nest cost $90 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.

Men's basketball lower bowl public season tickets are $260 per seat and require a per seat donation to the Weisbecker Scholarship Fund. Public upper bowl season seats will cost $150 per seat. Faculty and staff season tickets are also available for $210 for the lower bowl and $150 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. All ISU students with a valid ID will have free admission to all regular-season games. Ticket purchases can be made online at GoRedbirds.com or over the phone, by contacting the ticket office at (309) 438-8000.

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