November 25, 2008

Tickets available for Saturday’s playoff game

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Saluki football team finished the 2008 regular season Saturday (Nov. 22) with a 17-10 victory over Illinois State, earning the first-ever Missouri Valley Football Conference Championship and an automatic berth in the NCAA Division I Playoffs. The Salukis are making their sixth straight appearance in the playoffs, including a trip to the Final Four last season, which is the second-longest streak in the country.

The Salukis will host the University of New Hampshire Wildcats on Saturday, Nov. 29, at 1 p.m. at McAndrew Stadium.

Tickets are now available for the game. Ticket prices are only $19 for adult reserved seats, $15 for adult general admission and $6 for college students and under. Tickets are available at the SIU Arena Ticket Office, the Saluki Team Store in University Mall, and local Ticketmaster locations.

A limited number of student tickets have been purchased by the offices of the president and chancellor for SIUC students to receive free tickets to the game. Students can pick up their complimentary ticket at the SIU Arena Ticket Office this week.

The SIU Arena Ticket Office hours for the rest of this week are as follows:

• Today (Nov. 25): 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

• Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

• Saturday: 8 a.m. at Gate 1 of McAndrew Stadium