Limited Guaranteed Seats Remain For 'Battle at the Birthplace'

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Aug. 12, 2016) - Rutgers Athletics announced Friday limited tickets remain to guarantee a seat to the historic "Battle at the Birthplace" wrestling match, presented by Autoland, at High Point Solutions Stadium on Nov. 19 versus Princeton. Guaranteed tickets are approaching capacity for the "rain or shine" match, which will be held at the Rutgers Athletic Center in the event of inclement weather.

The only way to secure a seat is by purchasing new Rutgers wrestling season tickets or by renewing by the Friday, Sept. 2 deadline. A limited number of new season tickets remain. To purchase or renews season tickets, call 1-866-445-GORU (4678) or visit www.scarletknights.com. Information on how to purchase individual match tickets will be released at a later date. The full wrestling ticket sales timeline is listed at the bottom of this release.

Individual and group tickets purchased for the match moving forward will be valid for admission to High Point Solutions Stadium, but will not be valid for admission if the event is moved to the RAC due to inclement weather. Tickets to "Battle at the Birthplace" are $10 each and will remain on sale leading up to the event on Nov. 19.  To buy tickets, click here. Group tickets to the "Battle at the Birthplace" are still available at $6 per ticket for parties of 20 or more.

To purchase or renew tickets, call 1-866-445-GORU (4678) or visit www.scarletknights.com. Information on how to purchase individual match tickets will be released at a later date. The full wrestling ticket sales timeline is listed at the bottom of this release.

Each wrestling season ticket purchased for the 2016-2017 season and future seasons will factor into the current season tickets purchased, consecutive years of purchase, and loyalty points categories of Priority Points.

Priority Points are what Rutgers Athletics uses to determine seating and parking at football, men's and women's basketball, and now, wrestling. Priority Points are also used for away game and post season tickets. For more information on Priority Points, please call 866-445-GORU.

Season Ticket Pricing
100 level - $110
200 level - $92
Faculty/Staff/Young Alumni (200 level) - $80

Rutgers will host four Big Ten Conference matches next season against Illinois, Purdue, Indiana, and Northwestern. The program's home nonconference schedule includes the "Battle at the Birthplace" against Princeton at High Point Solutions Stadium on Nov. 19 and versus Oregon State on Jan. 20.

The Scarlet Knights (16-5) ended last season ranked No. 10 in the USA Today/NWCA Division I Coaches Poll after topping No. 7 Lehigh, 18-15, in the 2016 NWCA National Duals Championship Series at the RAC. All 10 Scarlet Knights qualified for the NCAA Championships for the first time in program history. Once there, RU finished with two All-Americans and placed 15th  overall with 30 points - the best team finish ever. Nine NCAA Championships qualifiers return to the lineup next season.

Rutgers Wrestling 2016-17 Home Opponents

Date

Opponent

Nov. 19

Princeton^

Jan. 20

Oregon State

Jan. 6

Illinois*

Jan. 22

Purdue*

Feb. 5

Indiana*

Feb. 12

Northwestern*


Time, locations to be determined, dates subject to change
*Big Ten opponent
^"Battle at the Birthplace" at 11 a.m. at High Point Solutions Stadium

Rutgers Wrestling 2016-17 Ticket Sales Timeline

Aug. 15

New group tickets for all matches go on sale

Sept. 2

Season ticket renewal deadline

Sept. 19

Individual tickets go on sale to the public


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