Editor's note: The following press release was submitted for publication by Patriots Media Relations.
As the start of the 2012 University of Massachusetts football season fast approaches, individual game tickets for the Minutemen's five home games at Gillette Stadium will go on sale Monday, July 16 at 10 a.m.
UMass will kick-off its inaugural season as a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) and as a new member of the Mid-American Conference this season. The first home game will be an exciting one as Big Ten member Indiana visits Foxborough on Sept. 8 at 3:30 p.m.
Lower Level Sideline tickets for the Indiana game will be $30, while tickets for the four MAC games will be $25. The Minutemen will host new conference foes Ohio on Sept. 29 (3:30 p.m.), Bowling Green on Oct. 20 (noon), Buffalo on Nov. 17 (TBA) and Central Michigan on Nov. 23 (TBA).
Group packages for 15-or-more fans are $10 for all home games. UMass students will be able to get in to all games free of charge with a valid UCard. Parking for all games is free as well.
Season tickets are also on-sale now with the added benefit of being able to purchase Club Level Seating. Club Level season tickets are $195, while Lower Level Sideline season ticket packages are $130. The Club Level season ticket package also includes a $25 tax-deductible donation to the Minutemen Student-Athlete Scholarship Fund. Each Club Level season-ticket holder account with four-or-more seats purchased also receives a complimentary VIP Parking Pass.
UMass is proud to call Gillette Stadium its new home, allowing fans to watch the Minutemen in one of the world's finest stadiums. Designed with the fan in mind, Gillette features unobstructed views, theater-style chairs, and the largest HDTV video screen in an outdoor NFL stadium. Additional amenities include Patriot Place, which features a bevy of dining, shopping and entertainment options to make the UMass Game Day experience a unique one for all fans.
For all road games in 2012, fans can also call the Mullins Center Ticket Office to purchase tickets. Prices will vary by team. Tickets and hospitality packages for the Michigan game are available through Worldtek Travel by calling 800-879-6176 or by going online at https://ems.resrunner.com/umassmichigan.
2012 UMASS FOOTBALL INDIVIDUAL TICKET PRICES
Lower Level Sideline:
- Indiana (Sept. 8) - $30
- Ohio (Sept. 29) - $25
- Bowling Green (Oct. 20) - $25
- Buffalo (Nov. 17) - $25
- Central Michigan (Nov. 23) - $25