Your donor rank will determine your priority in the Badger Select process. The higher your donor rank, the earlier your selection date and time will be in Badger Select which may increase the pool of quality seats to choose from.
In an effort to equitably serve Wisconsin Athletics donors, the allocation process to determine priority for tickets is based on each patron's donor rank, which is comprised of two factors:
1st – Annual Giving Level
2nd – Priority Point Ranking Within Annual Giving Level
|2016 Annual Giving Level
(as of Dec. 31st, 2016)
|Ambassador’s Circle ($50,000)||140|
|Hall of Fame Club ($25,000)||55|
|MVP Club ($15,000)||76|
|Champion’s Club ($10,000)||149|
|All-American Club ($5,000)||401|
|Director’s Club ($2,500)||752|
|Coach’s Club ($1,000)||2671|
|Captain’s Club ($500)||3263|
|Red & White Club ($250)||2714|
|Walk-On Club ($50)||4019|
|Current year giving to athletics||10/$100|
|Consecutive years of active giving to athletics (since 2001)||10/Year|
|Prior years giving to athletics (since 1982)||10/$100|
|Consecutive years of active season ticket purchase||10/Year|
|*Season ticket purchases in football, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's hockey and volleyball qualify for priority points.|
As you consider taking part in Badger Select, for either additional season tickets or a seat change, please note the recommended minimum annual contributions for the opportunity to order seats in certain sections:
Sections 107 – 109, 121 – 123, 207, 209, and 221 – 223: $300 per seat
Sections 106, 110, 120, 124, 206, 210, 220 and 224: $200 per seat
Sections 101 – 105, 111, 112, 118, 119, and 125 – 128: $100 per seat
Sections 307 – 309, and 321 – 323: $50 per seat
Below, we discuss the two factors which impact seat selection: ticket availability and donor rank. We also have included the season ticket seating results from the 2016-17 season, for your review. We recommend using last season’s results only as a guide, as past results cannot predict future results.
Ticket availability is determined after the current season ticket-holder ticket sales process has completed (July 15th). The quantity and location of unsold tickets determines the inventory available for seat improvement as well as new/additional season ticket requests. Ticket availability for men’s basketball does fluctuate from season to season. However, as evidenced by the chart below, season ticket sales rates for men’s basketball are consistently strong.
Season Ticket Retention Percentages
Please keep in mind that the retention rates listed above include all Kohl Center seating areas. Retention rates of season tickets in 100 and 200 level sections typically approach 99%
Season Ticket Inventory
The chart above demonstrates just how few season tickets, especially in the 100 and 200 level sections, become available for seat selection
The table below, from 2016, shows the number of donors in each of the ten giving levels who made a seat improvement, additional season ticket or new season ticket request. Please note that the majority of requests, even at the top giving levels, could not be honored due to demand far exceeding supply. For 2017-18, your selection date and time will be assigned by donor rank.
|2016 Annual Giving Level||Season Ticket
|Ambassador’s Circle ($50,000)||18|
|Hall of Fame Club ($25,000)||5|
|MVP Club ($15,000)||19|
|Champion’s Club ($10,000)||29|
|All-American Club ($5,000)||89|
|Director’s Club ($2,500)||116|
|Coach’s Club ($1,000)||198|
|Captain’s Club ($500)||173|
|Red & White ($250)||111|
|*Improvement or New/Additional Season Tickets|
The table below shows the 2016 annual giving level and priority point thresholds needed for seat improvement or new season tickets. We recommend using last season’s results only as a guide, as past results cannot predict future results, especially given the new seat selection process.
|106, 110, 120 & 124||$200.00||4||N/A|
|all other 100 level sections||$100.00||4||N/A|
|107-109 121-123||$300.00||2||Ambassdor's Circle||33,234|
|106, 110, 120 & 124||$200.00||2||Ambassdor's Circle||24,362|
|all other 100 level sections||$100.00||2||Hall of Fame||28,336|
|207, 209, 221-223||$300.00||4||N/A|
|206, 210, 220 & 224||$200.00||4||N/A|
|all other 200 level sections||—||4||N/A|
|207, 209, 221-223||$300.00||2||MVP||14,718|
|206, 210, 220 & 224||$200.00||2||MVP||10,751|
|all other 200 level sections||—||2||Champion's||1,290|
|all other 300 level sections||—||6***||Coach's||1400|
|*Recommended Minimum Annual Per Seat Contribution|
|**Annual Giving Level|
|***Up to 6 Tickets|
We encourage you to call the Wisconsin Athletic Development Office at (608) 262-1000 or the Wisconsin Athletic Ticket Office at 1-800-GO-BADGERS or (608) 262-1440 to learn additional details about historical Men's Basketball Season Ticket Data.
|100||$200.00||106, 110, 120, 124||2|
|100||$100.00||106, 110, 120, 124||12|
|200||$300.00||207, 209, 221-223||6|
|200||$200.00||206, 210, 220, 224||4|
|200||—||201-205; 211-213; 217-219; 225-228||32|
|300||—||all other 300 sections||165|
|*Recommended Minimum Annual Per Seat Contribution|
The Wisconsin Athletic Department will no longer be reviewing write-in requests and making allocations based on donor rank and requests. Badger Select is now your portal to make these decisions. Requests do not carry over year to year.
At the conclusion of the Badger Select process, payment in full for new or additional season tickets is required to complete your order. Applicable contributions and season parking fees (if selected) will also be due at this time.
Accessible seating and premium seating (Kohl Center suites, Courtside Club seats, and Nicholas Club seats) are not a part of Badger Select. For more information regarding accessible seating, please contact the Athletic Ticket Office at (608) 262-1440. For more information regarding Kohl Center premium seating, please contact the Athletic Development Office at (608) 262-1000.