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IU announces changes to football season ticket renewal policy due to pandemic

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Posted at 12:20 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-21 12:39:41-04

BLOOMINGTON — With the 2020 college football season in doubt due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Indiana University announced changes Tuesday to the school's football season ticket renewal policies.

The changes include an extension of the season ticket renewal deadline to May 15, an option to either receive a refund for canceled games or have a credit given toward a future ticket purchase and a 5% down payment plan for football season tickets with the remaining balance due in two equal payments on July 15 and Aug. 15.

“These are unprecedented times, and we understand that there is a great deal of uncertainty as we focus on the present but also look ahead to the fall,” IU athletic director Fred Glass said in a news release. “These changes are designed to give our fans the confidence and flexibility that they need as they invest and support our teams moving forward.”

The renewal deadline was previously extended to May 1, and is now pushed forward another two weeks.

The athletic department will still use the priority point total from June 30, 2019 and the Varsity Club will not send updated priority point statements prior to the 2020 football seat selection and upgrade process.

IU's home football schedule includes games against Western Kentucky, Ball State, Maryland, Michigan State, Penn State, Illinois and Purdue.

Baseball fans sue MLB over ticket refunds

A pair of fans in New York sued Major League Baseball, Commissioner Rob Manfred and the 30 teams, asking for their money back for tickets and for certification of class-action status.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Los Angeles by Matthew Ajzenman, who said he bought a partial season plan for more than 20 Mets games; and Susan Terry-Bazer, who said she purchased six tickets for a May 9 game at Yankee Stadium against Boston.

Ticketmaster, Stubhub, Live Nation and Last Minute Transactions are among the defendants.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.