Feb. 12, 2010
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The CU game is back in Denver, and back in the Rams' football season-ticket package.
CSU football season tickets, including five contests at Sonny Lubick Field at Hughes Stadium, go on sale March 1. The Rams also will host TCU and BYU, the nation's respective No. 6 and No. 12 teams at the end of last season, as well as Idaho, which won its 2009 bowl game in dramatic fashion.
After last year's resounding 23-17 triumph in Boulder, CSU can join the 1915-16, 1925-27, 1948-49 and 1999-2000 teams with a second straight CU win when the teams renew their nationally prominent rivalry at Invesco Field at Mile High.
40-percent savings and lower-bowl seating
By purchasing season tickets and joining the Ram Club, fans will save nearly 40 percent off the face value of a lower-bowl ticket to the CU game in Denver. And Ram Club members are guaranteed lower-bowl seats for the showdown.
Ram Club membership is very affordable, starting at just $100 per year, with the option of $25 quarterly installments. The Ram Club, with 2,000 members nationwide, supports student-athlete scholarships. To learn more about the benefits of Ram Club membership visit the Web site or call 970/491-4666.
Free Invesco parking
What's more, any Ram Club season-ticket holder has two opportunities to receive free parking for the CU game. First, any member with season tickets who purchases at least four additional tickets to the CU game receives a complimentary Invesco Field parking pass. Second, Ram Club members who purchase season tickets and upgrade one donor level also receive a free parking pass for the Denver contest.
Parking passes are in the CSU section northwest of the stadium. Last year, that pass was a $20 value.
In addition to benefits related to having the CU game back in Denver, the CSU athletic department is offering fans that purchase season tickets and join the Ram Club several additional perks, including:
- Free parking: A Ram Club season-ticket holder who upgrades two donor levels will receive free parking for both the game in Denver and games in Fort Collins.
- Free T-shirt: Season-ticket holders will have an opportunity to receive a free T-shirt or a large discount on a hooded sweatshirt with a minimal purchase at the CSU Bookstore.
- Exclusive access: Both season-ticket holders and Ram Club members have access to exclusive events, such as CSU's first annual Football 101 for Women, hosted by Steve and Nancy Fairchild in April. Plus, Ram Club members get in free to a closed practice in August at Hughes Stadium.
Pricing and purchase options
There are no hidden fees when purchasing CSU season tickets. The only fee per season-ticket order, which covers processing, handling and postage, is $15. The Rams also offer several season-ticket options:
|Sections A, B, H, I (No Ram Club donation; bleacher)
|Sections C, G ($100 Ram Club donation; bleacher)
|Sections D, E, F ($350 Ram Club donation; chairback)
|^North End Zone
|^*Youth/North End Zone
|^+Early Bird Family Plan
|+--Includes 4 tickets (2 adult, 2 youth) to 5 Fort Collins games; does not include CU game; purchasing window March 1-April 30; north end zone
|*--Age 17 and younger
|^--Does not include tickets to CSU-CU game; tickets to that game available for purchase by season-ticket holders
In an effort to make purchasing season tickets easier for fans in today's economy, CSU again is offering payment plans, allowing fans to pay for season tickets in equal installments.
Like last year, fans will be able to spread their payment for season tickets over the spring and summer, depending on date of purchase.
To do so, fans need to complete a payment plan authorization form, to be found on this link. That form will be available when season tickets go on sale Monday, March 1.
Depending on date of purchase, fans can authorize CSU athletics to charge their MasterCard or Visa in equal monthly installments until the balance is paid.
Fans need to have their balance paid in full by July 30, in order to receive their season tickets.
CSU lost to TCU and BYU by a combined nine points, in a pair of thrilling games, the last time each team came to Fort Collins in 2008. In addition to those teams, which figure to be nationally ranked again when they return, new UNLV head coach Bobby Hauck, a Rick Neuheisel assistant at CU in the 1990s, makes his first trip to Fort Collins with the Rebels in 2010. The Rams also host an Ag Day Fort Collins opener against Idaho (Sept. 25), which successfully converted a two-point attempt to secure a last-second win at the Dec. 30 Humanitarian Bowl, 43-42.
At this time, CSU knows only the dates of its non-conference opponents. The Mountain West Conference, whose athletic directors have chosen to wait to release the full conference schedule until all dates, kickoff times and television broadcasts are established, expects to announce that schedule no later than April 1.
New season-ticket holders
For fans who didn't purchase season tickets in 2009 but plan to in 2010, those seats will go on sale Monday, March 1.
Fans will be able to purchase tickets online at CSURams.com, over the phone by calling 1-800/491-RAMS, or by visiting the McGraw Athletic Center ticket office during normal business hours.
Seat location will not be determined until after the renewal deadline has passed. Seat locations will be assigned in June.
Purchasing season tickets before the renewal deadline will place fans on a priority seating list. Seat location priority will first be given to Ram Club members, then to other orders as they are received. So, the earlier someone buys season tickets, the better seats they will receive.
Early renewals for 2009 season-ticket holders
Those fans that held season tickets in 2009 will be able to renew on CSURams.com beginning March 1.
Last year's season-ticket holders will receive their customer ID number and their PIN number in the mail. Season-ticket holders will need that information to log into the renewal page online.
Again in 2010, CSU athletics will conduct an online sweepstakes with special prizes for 2009 season-ticket holders to encourage early renewals.
Paper invoices will be mailed in March. Current season-ticket holders can choose to participate in the payment plan for their orders; however, they will need to complete the authorization form (which will be mailed with their paper invoice).
Early Bird Family Plan special
Once again, CSU athletics is offering a special on family plan season tickets, an incentive to those who did not purchase season tickets last year.
From March 1-April 30, families can purchase an Early Bird Family Plan. The Early Bird Family Plan consists of two adult season tickets and two youth season tickets in the north end zone for only $280, an overall savings of $120. It does not include the CU game in Denver.
Family Plans can be adjusted according to the varying size of the fan's family. This promotion only is available to those new to the Rams' season-ticket fan base in 2010.
CSU is expected to announce single-game prices once the Mountain West releases its schedule, no later than April 1, when the athletic department has the opportunity to set special dates such as homecoming. Single-game tickets are not expected to go on sale until early July.
For more information, contact the CSU ticket office at 1-800/491-RAMS.