Certain seating sections in Jack Trice Stadium and Hilton Coliseum require an annual donation in addition to the season ticket cost. The revenues generated from this priority seating program go directly to supporting the academic and competitive pursuits of our student-athletes. Season ticket buyers determine the location of their seats based upon their membership level in the Cyclone Club, position in the athletics department’s Priority Points System (based upon donations) and seat availability.
Click football, men’s basketball or women's basketball for diagrams of the minimum donation levels for priority seating options in Jack Trice Stadium and Hilton Coliseum. No other Iowa State sports have priority seating programs. To be considered for priority seating options, donors must be season ticket holders and make their annual contributions by the dates established for each sport (by April 1 for football and by June 30 for men’s and women’s basketball).
Iowa State Athletics uses a priority point system in combination with a patron’s donor level to determine the order in which football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball seating requests are processed. The order in which requests are processed is as follows:
- Cyclone Club members who renewed their season tickets from the prior year, provided their membership is current and at the appropriate level for their location.
- New Cyclone Club members, dependant upon membership level and points within that level. Seat location is dependent upon availability.
- Non-donors, who renewed their tickets from the prior year and new season ticket holders who are not members of the Cyclone Club. These individuals will be seated in non-donor areas.
Cyclone Club members can retain their seat locations from year to year if they maintain the appropriate required annual donation. Priority seating section minimum requirements are evaluated by the Athletics Department annually.
Donors are allowed to purchase four seats in a priority seating section (except for Directors Level donors, who may purchase up to eight season tickets in their desired section) for football and men’s basketball. Donors desiring more than four seats in a priority section must give an additional 25% of their annual club level amount for each additional seat (above four). Otherwise, the additional seats will be located in a non-donor section.
Tickets for bowl games, Big 12 and NCAA Basketball Tournaments are allocated according to Cyclone Club level and priority points within that level while supplies last.