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.
The Blue & Gold Fund offers over 400 preferred seats for Marquette men’s basketball home 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 sections 102 & 105. 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.
For more information on securing your preferred seats, contact Brian Morgan, assistant athletic director - ticket sales & strategy, at 414.288.4104 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016-17 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 is TBD: approx. $340). This tangible benefit is not permitted to be claimed as a deduction under IRS guidelines. Parking location is not differentiated for preferred seat holders of different seating levels; hence, the benefit for parking is the same at all levels. Regardless of the number of seats the preferred seat 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 accordance 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.