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Blue & Gold Fund Goals

The primary goal of the Blue & Gold Fund is to fully fund all athletic scholarships at Marquette University.

B&G Online Auction

The year-round online auction features Marquette-specific items and all funds raised go directly to student-athlete scholarship support.

Preferred Seating

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 emily.baseheart@marquette.edu.

2014-2015 Benefits for all Preferred Season Ticket Holders:

  • One (1) complimentary season parking pass at the BMO Harris Bradley Center per account*
  • First right to renew seats in a preferred section for the 2015-2016 season
  • Access to the Marquette Courtside Club at the BMO Harris Bradley Center for all regular season home games.
  • Access to the Marquette Room at the BMO Harris Bradley Center for all regular season home games (Circle of Excellence Donors only, $10,000 and up)
  • Priority to purchase BIG EAST Tournament tickets
  • Priority to purchase Postseason Tournament tickets
  • Complimentary game program - provided to each seat holder in the Courtside & End Court sections (102, 103, 104)

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.

Recommended Preferred Blue & Gold Fund Seat Donation$7,200
Less: Cost of Parking($340)
Total Donation Less Benefits Received$6,860
20 % IRS Discountx .80
IRS Tax Deduction$5,488

* - Sales tax is required on all parking passes, per state regulations.