Butler Offers “Fan Appreciation” Rate For Siena Game

With the regular season home schedule coming to a close this week, the Butler University Athletic Department has announced a select number of upper level tickets will be available at a “Fan Appreciation” rate of $12 for adults and $7 for kids ages 3-12 for Saturday’s Bracketbuster game against Siena.

The Bulldogs, currently 23-4 and ranked #13 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, take on the Saints (22-5, 15-1 MAAC) on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. EST.

Fans can purchase tickets at the Hinkle Fieldhouse Ticket Office weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and beginning Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m.  Fans can also purchase “Fan Appreciation” tickets to the Siena game on Ticketmaster.com beginning at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday night.

“It has been a great season at Hinkle Fieldhouse,” said Mike Freeman, Associate Athletic Director for External Operations.  “We are on pace to average the most fans per game at Hinkle in at least 20 years. ’Fan Appreciation’ tickets are our way to thank the fans for their support this year.”

Since renovations to the lower level of Hinkle Fieldhouse in 1989, Butler’s highest average attendance was 6,208 in the 2001-02 season.  Heading into a pair of games this week, Butler is averaging 6,928 per game.  Butler will also set a mark with 27 of 30 regular season games being televised either nationally or locally thanks to a partnership with My-INDY TV.

“Saturday’s ‘Fan Appreciation’ ticket is a great opportunity for the fans who have been watching us on TV all year to experience Butler Basketball first hand,” said Freeman.

Saturday marks Senior Day for a group of three players who have helped Butler win a remarkable 108 games over the past four seasons.  Willie Veasley, Avery Jukes and Nick Rodgers will be honored after the game.  Saturday will also be a “White Out Hinkle” day, with fans encouraged to wear white like the team or be one of the first fans at the game to receive a white Butler Horizon League Regular Season Championship t-shirt, compliments of Forum Credit Union.