NEWARK, Del. -- Price decreases in most sections and reduced seat
donations in several areas of Delaware Stadium highlight the 2013
football season ticket rates announced this week by the UD Athletics
In addition to the information on tickets prices, Delaware also
announced game times for its seven home games this season at Delaware
There will be no season ticket or parking price increases for 2013 and
11 of 17 sections of the stadium will see a decrease in rates, some by
as much as 35 percent. In addition, reduced UD Athletic Fund
contribution levels in five sideline reserved sections on the East side
of Delaware Stadium will be in place.
Season ticket prices will be as follows: Section A, B, F, G, H, I, L, M,
and N ($120 - decrease of $30); Section A Alumni ($99); Sections C, E, J
($150); Sections D and K ($150 - decrease of $30); Box Seats ($205 -
decrease of $25), End Zone ($99), and End Zone Family Packs ($235 for
Seat donation rates will be reduced in Sections I, J, K, L, and M and
will remain the same in Sections A, B, C, D, E, F, G, N, and the End
Zone. Approximately 37 percent of tickets available for sale to the
general public require no UDAF contribution.
"With the new season ahead and a new era of Delaware football beginning,
we are excited to announce this information to our loyal season ticket
holders," said UD Director of Athletics and Recreation Services Eric
Ziady. "Throughout my first three months here as athletics director, I
have continuously been impressed by the passion of Blue Hens fans and we
want to thank all UD fans for thir ongoing support. We believe we have
put together a season ticket package that fits in every budget. More
than a third of the tickets in Delaware Stadium can now be purchased
without a donation, and donation requirements in many other areas will
decrease. With Coach Brock on board, we look forward to building on the
rich history and tradition of Blue Hens Football in the years ahead"
In addition to the prices listed above, the University will continue to
offer a $99 alumni section ($14.14 per game), a $235 family plan ($6.71
per person per game), and great faculty and staff discounts.
Season ticket holders will continue to have priority in purchasing away
game tickets, including the Sept. 14 game at Navy, and will continue to
receive benefit cards with discounts in the community and access to
other Blue Hen sporting events.
Starting times for Delaware's seven home games this season will be: Aug.
29 vs. Jacksonville (7:30 p.m.); Sept. 7 vs. Delaware State (6 p.m.);
Sept. 21 vs. Wagner (6 p.m.); Sept. 28 vs. James Madison (6 p.m.); Oct.
12 vs. Albany (3:30 p.m.); Nov. 9 vs. William & Mary (12 noon); and Nov.
16 vs. Richmond (12 noon). Times are subject to change based on
television schedules, which will be announced in the summer.
Game times were selected based on several factors. The August time was
selected to allow fans plenty of time to arrive on a week night of a
holiday weekend. The 6 p.m. time slot for September games was chosen to
accommodate fans with families as they adjust to the return of school
and the beginning of fall youth activities. In addition, football under
the lights at Delaware Stadium provides a great atmosphere and energizes
the student body early in the season. The afternoon time slot in October
(3:30 p.m.) was chosen because the days are getting shorter and weather
getting chillier. The noon time slot for the two November games was
chosen because the days are getting darker earlier and the weather is
turning colder. This gives fans the opportunity to arrive at Delaware
Stadium earlier in the day and take part in breakfast tailgates.
Specific dates for special events such as Homecoming and Parents and
Family Weekend will be announced later this spring.
To renew your season tickets, call the Delaware Ticket Office at
302-831-2257 or go on-line at www.bluehens.com/sth.