Marquette Basketball Preferred Season Tickets
Blue & Gold Fund Goals
The primary goal of the Blue & Gold Fund is to fully fund all athletic scholarships at Marquette University.
Each of Marquette's nearly 300 student-athletes will be featured during the 2013-14 campaign for their accomplishments outside of competition.
The Blue & Gold Fund offers over 400 Preferred Seats for Marquette men's home basketball games at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Preferred Seats are located courtside in sections 103 & 104, in the first four rows of sections 200, 201 & 227, the first six rows of sections 213, 214 & 215, and newly added seats on the end court in front of section 102. Preferred seating is available to EVERYONE (subject to availability).
Preferred season ticket holders have the option to renew seats in the preferred section each year as long as the recommended per seat donation is contributed to the Blue & Gold Fund each season. Preferred ticket holders receive special benefits commensurate with their level of giving to the Blue & Gold Fund as well.
There is availability for the 2014-2015 basketball season. Please contact Emily Baseheart, Director of Development - Athletics, for more information on securing your Preferred Seats: 414-288-4701 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2014-2015 Benefits for all Preferred Season Ticket Holders:
Preferred Seating Notes:
1. The sole tangible benefit preferred seat holders receive is parking at the BMO Harris Bradley Center (Exact amount TBD: Approx. $340). This tangible benefit is not permitted to be claimed as a deduction under IRS guidelines. Parking location is not differentiated for holders of different seating levels; hence, the benefit for parking is the same at all levels. However many seats the ticket holder purchases, they still receive a single parking pass; again the benefit is the same at all levels.
2. Blue & Gold Fund donations for each preferred season ticket have a quid pro quo discount of 20% in accord with the IRS 80/20 rule. In other words, 80% of the cost of each recommended Preferred seat donation minus the cost of each parking pass is the appropriate tax deduction amount.
Example: You purchase two preferred seats with a recommended $3,600 Blue & Gold Fund donation each. The tax deduction will be the $7,200 Blue & Gold Fund donation minus the cost of the parking pass ($340) multiplied by 80%. You would be allowed $5,488 in tax deductions.
* - Sales tax is required on all parking passes, per state regulations.