Sixth Annual Championship Game in Indianapolis
Tickets for the 2016 Big Ten Football Championship Game will go on sale to the general public on Saturday, July 30 at Noon ET. The sixth annual Big Ten Football Championship Game will be played on Saturday, December 3 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The contest will be broadcast nationally on FOX with kickoff set for 8 p.m. ET.
Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster atwww.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets will range from $50 to $95 depending on the seat location and each order will be limited to eight tickets. In addition, every Big Ten Football Championship Game ticket includes complimentary admission to the Big Ten Fan Fest presented by Dr Pepper, to be held at the Indiana Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, December 2-3.
The Big Ten has partnered with ShooWin to give thousands of fans the opportunity to secure tickets to the Big Ten Football Championship Game before the college football season begins. Fans can visit ShooWin.com to purchase a team-based ShooWin Reservation for the title game for as little as $10. If their team qualifies for the Big Ten Championship Game, they are guaranteed a ticket priced between $50 to $95 depending on seat location. If the fan’s team does not qualify, the ShooWin Reservation simply expires and the ShooWin Reservation fee is forfeited. Fans will also be able to sell their ShooWin Reservations throughout the season on the ShooWin platform.
Those interested in purchasing a suite for the 2016 Big Ten Football Championship Game should contact Melissa Caito of Indiana Sports Corp at (317) 237-5039.
The 2016 season kicks off in September, and the winner of the East and West Divisions will meet in the Big Ten Football Championship Game. The victor will earn the Big Ten Championship and a chance to play in one of the six bowls that comprise the College Football Playoff, including the Rose Bowl Game. Wisconsin won the first two championship games in 2011 and 2012, before Michigan State claimed the title in 2013 and 2015. Ohio State was victorious in the 2014 Big Ten Football Championship Game and went on to claim the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship.
The Big Ten and Indiana Sports Corp have entered into an agreement to host Big Ten Football Championship Games at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis through 2021. FOX will serve as the official broadcast partner of the Big Ten Football Championship Games again in 2016.
About the Big Ten Conference: The Big Ten Conference is an association of world-class universities whose member institutions share a common mission of research, graduate, professional and undergraduate teaching and public service. Founded in 1896, the Big Ten has sustained a comprehensive set of shared practices and policies that enforce the priority of academics in the lives of students competing in intercollegiate athletics and emphasize the values of integrity, fairness and competitiveness. The broad-based programs of the 14 Big Ten institutions will provide over $200 million in direct financial support to more than 9,500 students for more than 11,000 participation opportunities on 350 teams in 42 different sports. The Big Ten sponsors 28 official conference sports, 14 for men and 14 for women, including the addition of men’s ice hockey and men’s and women’s lacrosse since 2013. For more information, visit www.bigten.org.
Indiana Sports Corp’s mission is to create positive impact by hosting world-class sporting events that enhance vibrancy in the community, build civic pride, drive economic impact and media exposure, and encourage opportunities for youth. A not-for-profit organization, Indiana Sports Corp was founded in 1979 as the nation’s first sports commission. Our 2016 events schedule has included the NCAA Women’s Final Four, the U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Diving, Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships, and the NCAA Division II Swimming & Diving Championships. The Indiana Sports Corp will host the Big Ten Football Championship Game through 2021. For more information, visitwww.IndianaSportsCorp.org.