September 10, 2007

Association members can get break on game tickets

by Kathy Dillard

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Members of the Southern Illinois University Alumni Association can score reduced price Saluki football tickets for the Sept. 22 home game against the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

Members are eligible for two tickets per household at a price of $5 each. A limited number of tickets is available at this price. Game time is 1:30 p.m.

The SIU Alumni Association invites all members to a free, pre-game tailgate beginning at 10:30 a.m. game day. The alumni association tent is in Saluki Row, north of the SIU Arena. Attendees enjoy complimentary food, beverages and music. Event sponsors include Regions Bank, Pepsi, River Radio, Venegoni Distributing and the SIU Alumni Association.

Current and new members can buy their game tickets online at or by calling or visiting the Alumni Association campus offices on the second floor of Colyer Hall and the Student Center. Tickets bought at the alumni offices may be picked up immediately.

Non-members can purchase game tickets and gain admission to the tailgate party by joining the SIU Alumni Association online at or by calling 618/453-2408. They may also join at the event. Annual dues are $40. A life membership is $500 with an installment plan available. Students can join for $15.

For more information regarding the Sept. 22 event or general tailgate policy, contact the SIU Alumni Association at 618/453-2408 or visit the Web site.