If you want to see the hair-raising, goosebump causing Grand March and the pulse-racing action that follows to close the Iowa High School Athletic Association prep wrestling season, you’ll have to get your tickets a different way.
The IHSAA announced Tuesday that its Board of Control adopted changes that will make tickets available online or through a walk-up process instead of through the IHSAA.
According to the news release, schools who have wrestling programs will have first opportunity to order up to 50 tickets, beginning at noon Monday, Dec. 3 through the end of Tuesday, Dec. 4.
The general public will then be able to purchase tickets Friday, Dec. 7, starting at 10 a.m. Fans can purchase tickets at the Wells Fargo Arena ticket office, any Dahl’s store, online at www.dahlstickets.com or by calling 1-866-55-DAHLS. The order limit will be eight (8) tickets.
Read the news release by IHSAA and its title sponsor Iowa Farm Bureau:
TICKET DISTRIBUTION FOR STATE WRESTLING FINALS
For additional information contact: Bud Legg, Information Director; Alan Beste, Assistant Executive Director; or Sandra Anderson, Director of Finance at 515/432-2011
BOONE, IOWA – The State Wrestling Championship has been a sold out event for over 20 years and is the only IHSAA reserved ticket event. On November 19, 2011, the Board of Control of the Iowa High School Athletic Association adopted changes for the State Wrestling Tournament finals ticket distribution. Tickets are no longer purchased from and distributed by the IHSAA. Member schools who host wrestling programs and the general public now purchase their tickets through either a walk up process or online.
Under this ticketing system, schools have the first opportunity to purchase tickets. Ticket sales to IHSAA member high schools who host wrestling programs will begin Monday, December 3, 2012 at noon (12:00pm) and close Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 11:59pm. The order limit is a maximum of fifty (50) tickets per school. Complete information regarding the ticket ordering process for IHSAA member high schools hosting wrestling programs has been communicated with them.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 10:00am. The public will be able to purchase tickets at the Wells Fargo Arena ticket office, any Dahl’s store, online at www.dahlstickets.com or by calling 1-866-55-DAHLS. The order limit will be eight (8) tickets.
The ticket price is $8.00 per ticket, plus a convenience fee of $2.60 per ticket. There will be a $4.00 handling fee per order. A valid credit card will be needed to make an online purchase. The Wells Fargo Arena seating chart will be available identifying class 1A, 2A, and 3A mats. All seats will be assigned in the order the transactions are processed either at a ticketing location or online.
Anyone with questions or experiencing difficulties ordering tickets should call the Iowa Events Center ticket office at 515-564-8356. Anyone needing assistance with ADA seating should call 515-564-8351.