Dec. 17, 2007
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.-- Tickets for the 2008 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, held at the University of Minnesota's Williams Arena March 8 and 9, went on sale Monday. All-session tickets are $30 and may be purchased through gophersports.com, in person at the Minnesota athletics ticket office in Mariucci Arena or by calling 1-800-U-GOPHER or 612-624-8080.
Big Ten Championship all-session tickets will also be available for sale at all Minnesota home wrestling meets this season.
The 2008 Big Ten Wrestling Championships will feature a three-session format, with the Session One preliminary matches beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 8. Session Two will get underway at 6 p.m. that same day, and the Session Three championship matches will start at noon on Sunday, March 9. Doors to Williams Arena open approximately one hour prior to the beginning of each session.
Sessions One and Two will feature four mats of action, while Session Three will have live wrestling on three mats. The Williams Arena court will be extended to accommodate the four-mat setup.
"The Big Ten Championships will showcase the very finest that college wrestling has to offer," said Marc Ryan, Minnesota associate athletics director. "We fully expect to have sellout crowds both days and that will create an electric atmosphere inside Williams Arena."
The Big Ten Network is currently scheduled to provide live television coverage of Sunday's conference finals. The BTN is currently available in Minnesota on DirecTV (channel 220) and Dish Network (channel 439).
Williams Arena has not played host to the Big Ten Championships since 1997.
Single-session tickets, if available, will not go on sale until Monday, March 3. For more information on the 2008 Big Ten Wrestling Championships, please call 1-800-U-GOPHER, 612-624-8080 or log on to gophersports.com.
Information courtesy of gophersports.com.