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New Men's Basketball Season Ticket Holders

Key Points For New Season Ticket Holders in Men's Basketball
  1. At the beginning of July, we will make a link available here (beginning of July) on this page to select and purchase Men’s Basketball season tickets, which will also include a $50 contribution* at the time of the season ticket purchase, by July 24th. — OR — Call the Wisconsin Athletic Ticket Office at (608) 262-1440 and speak with a representative to select and purchase men’s basketball season tickets, which will also include a $50 contribution* at the time of the season ticket purchase, by July 30th.
    *If you are already a donor to Wisconsin Athletics in 2024 of $50 or more, this contribution is waived.

  2. After purchasing season tickets, you will have the opportunity to participate in Badger Select for Men's Basketball, taking place August 16th – August 21st. You will be issued a personalized selection date and time for you to log onto BADGER SELECT and have the opportunity to move your seat location based on availability at the time of your selection. You will receive an email with your personalized selection date and time for Badger Select approximately one week prior to the start of Badger Select for Men's Basketball.

  3. Your personalized selection date and time is determined by your Badger Select rank. The higher your Badger Select rank, the sooner in each sport's selection process you will select. Badger Select rank is based on Badger Select rank: 2024 Annual Giving Level and Badger Select priority points as of December 31st, 2017 plus 2018–2024 priority points accrued from non-deductible donations.
    Badger Select Rank is first based on 2024 Annual Giving level, and then by Badger Select priority point total within each giving level as of December 31st, 2017 plus 2018–2024 priority points accrued from non-deductible donations.

  4. Men's Basketball season parking permits are also available for purchase during BADGER SELECT.

Importance of Badger Select Rank

Your Badger Select rank will determine your priority in the Badger Select process. The higher your Badger Select rank, the earlier your selection date and time will be in Badger Select which may increase the pool of quality seats to choose from.

Badger Select Rank is based on 2024 Annual Giving Level and Badger Select priority points. Badger Select priority points include: points as of December 31st, 2017 plus 2018–2024 priority points accrued from non-deductible donations. Non-deductible donations include those associated with priority seating and Badger Select seating contributions.

For Badger Select Rank, 100% deductible donations made in 2018–2024 will NOT be allocated towards Badger Select priority points. 100% deductible gifts include those to sport specific funds, endowed scholarships, or capital projects. (Please note Badger Select rank is different from Donor Rank.)

2024 Annual Giving Level
(as of Dec. 31st, 2023)
Donors
Ambassador's Circle ($50,000) 170
Hall of Fame Club ($25,000) 170
MVP Club ($15,000) 178
Champion's Club ($10,000) 219
All-American Club ($5,000) 462
Director's Club ($2,500) 689
Coach's Club ($1,000) 2,294
Captain's Club ($500) 2,789
Red & White Club ($250) 2,218
Walk-On Club ($50) 3,151
Total 12,340
BADGER SELECT

Priority Point Factors

POINTS
Points as of December 31st, 2017
Consecutive years of active giving to athletics (since 2001) 10/Year
2018–2024 Priority & Premium non–deductible seat donations 10/$100
Consecutive years of active season ticket purchase* 10/Year
UW–Madison Letterwinner
(one time credit)
100
UW–Madison Graduate
(one time credit)
50
*Season ticket purchases in football, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's hockey, wrestling, and volleyball qualify for priority points

Recommended Minimum Per Seat Contributions

As you consider taking part in Badger Select, for either additional season tickets or a seat change, please note the recommended minimum annual contributions for the opportunity to order seats in certain sections:

Sections 107 – 109, 121 – 123, 207, 209, and 221 – 223: $300 per seat

Sections 106, 110, 120, 124, 206, 210, 220 and 224: $200 per seat

Sections 101 – 105, 111, 112, 118, 119, and 125 – 128: $100 per seat

Sections 307 – 309, and 321 – 323: $50 per seat

Historical Season Ticket Data

Below, we discuss the two factors which impact seat selection: ticket availability and donor rank. We also have included the season ticket seating results from the 2022–23 season, for your review. We recommend using last season's results only as a guide, as past results cannot predict future results.

Ticket Availability

Ticket availability is determined after the current season ticket-holder ticket sales process has completed (July 24th). The quantity and location of unsold tickets determines the inventory available for seat improvement as well as new/additional season ticket requests. Ticket availability for men's basketball does fluctuate from season to season. However, as evidenced by the chart below, season ticket sales rates for men's basketball are consistently strong.

Season Ticket Retention Percentages

A graph showing season ticket retention percentages.

In the 2018 to 2019 season, 94.5%.

In the 2019 to 2020 season, 94.5%.

In the 2020 to 2021 season, 92%.

In the 2021 to 2022 season, 91%.

In the 2022 to 2023 season, 90%.

In the 2023 to 2024 season, 87%.

Please keep in mind that the retention rates listed above include all Kohl Center seating areas. Retention rates of season tickets in 100 and 200 level sections typically approach 99%

Season Ticket Inventory

A graph showing season ticket inventory.

In the 2018 to 2019 season, 111 tickets for 100-level seats were available, and 177 tickets for 200-level seats were available.

In the 2019 to 2020 season, 98 tickets for 100-level seats were available, and 230 tickets for 200-level seats were available.

In the 2020 to 2021 season, 195 tickets for 100-level seats were available, and 320 tickets for 200-level seats were available.

In the 2021 to 2022 season, 205 tickets for 100-level seats were available, and 350 tickets for 200-level seats were available.

In the 2022 to 2023 season, 205 tickets for 100-level seats were available, and 350 tickets for 200-level seats were available.

In the 2023 to 2024 season, 134 tickets for 100-level seats were available, and 418 tickets for 200-level seats were available.

The chart above demonstrates just how few season tickets, especially in the 100 and 200 level sections, become available for seat selection

*Single seats not included in availability above

2023 - 2024 Season Ticket Seating Results

The table below shows the 2023 annual giving level and priority point thresholds needed for seat improvement or new season tickets. We recommend using last season's results only as a guide, as past results cannot predict future results, especially given the new seat selection process.

LEVEL Sect. RMPSC* Qty AGL** Pts
100 107–109 121–123 $300.00 4 Ambassador’s Circle N/A
100 106, 110, 120 & 124 $200.00 4 MVP Club 3,146
100 all other 100 level sections $100.00 4 Director’s Club 2,711
100 107–109 121–123 $300.00 2 Ambassador’s Circle 4,344
100 106, 110, 120 & 124 $200.00 2 MVP Club 14,422
100 all other 100 level sections $100.00 2 Coach’s Club 1,040
100 Single Seats $100.00 1 Captain’s Club 12,835
           
200 207, 209, 221–223 $300.00 4 Director’s Club 16,067
200 206, 210, 220 & 224 $200.00 4 Captain’s Club 1,695
200 all other 200 level sections 4 Walk-On Club N/A
200 207, 209, 221–223 $300.00 2 Director’s Club 280
200 206, 210, 220 & 224 $200.00 2 Captain’s Club 970
200 all other 200 level sections 2 Walk-On Club N/A
200 Single Seats 1 Walk-On Club N/A
           
300 307–309 321–323 $50.00 4 Red & White Club 70
300 307–309 321–323 $50.00 2 Walk-On Club 40
300 all other 300 level sections Up to 6 Tickets Walk-On Club N/A
300 Single Seats 1 Walk-On Club N/A
*Recommended Minimum Annual Per Seat Contribution
**Annual Giving Level

We encourage you to call the Wisconsin Athletic Development Office at (608) 262-1000 or the Wisconsin Athletic Ticket Office at (608) 262-1440 or 1(800) GO-BADGERS to learn additional details about historical Men's Basketball Season Ticket Data.

Seats Available Through Attrition
Level RMPSC* Sect. Qty
100 $300.00 107–109; 121–123 10
100 $200.00 106, 110, 120, 124 25
100 $100.00 101–105; 111–112; 118–119; 125–128 101
100 Singles $100.00 101–105; 111–112; 118–119; 125–128 0
100   Total 136
200 $300.00 207, 209, 221–223 34
200 $200.00 206, 210, 220, 224 90
200 201–205; 211–213; 217–219; 225–228 298
200 Singles 201–205; 211–213; 217–219; 225–228 18
200   Total 440
300 $50.00 307–309; 321–323 145
300 All Other 300 Sections 524
300 Singles All Other 300 Sections 0
300   Total 669
    Grand Total 1,245
*Recommended Minimum Annual Per Seat Contribution

Payment

At the conclusion of the Badger Select process, payment in full for new or additional season tickets is required to complete your order. Applicable contributions and season parking fees (if selected) will also be due at this time.

Accessible and Premium Seating

Accessible seating and premium seating (Kohl Center suites, Courtside Club seats, and Nicholas Club seats) are not a part of Badger Select. For more information regarding accessible seating, please contact the Athletic Ticket Office at (608) 262-1440. For more information regarding Kohl Center premium seating, please contact the Athletic Development Office at (608) 262-1000.