Iowa vs Minnesota

Iowa running back Mark Weisman gets hit by Minnesota's Michael Carter, Saturday, September 29, 2012, during first-half action at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. (John Schultz / Quad-City Times)

John Schultz

For the first time in five years, fans attending Iowa football games next fall will not pay higher prices for tickets.

Following a 4-8 season, university officials announced Tuesday that season and single-game tickets for the Hawkeyes’ seven home games in 2013 will remain at $388 for the general public, $318 for faculty and staff and $175 for Iowa students.

Single-game tickets will be $70 for home games against Wisconsin and Michigan, $65 for games against Northern Illinois, Michigan State and Northwestern, $60 for Western Michigan and $55 for a game against Missouri State.

A limited number of $25 youth tickets will be available for the Northern Illinois, Western Michigan and Missouri State games.

Iowa increased its ticket prices by $2 per game prior to the 2012 season, the latest in a series of incremental annual increases since the athletic department chose not to raise prices following a 6-6 season in 2007.

By comparison, season tickets in 2007-08 were $282 and a single-game ticket cost $50 and 10 years ago tickets were $246 for the season and $36 for a single game.

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The sale of season tickets for the general public and faculty and staff who purchased season tickets in 2012 began Tuesday at Current Iowa students will be able to purchase tickets beginning in late March. Incoming freshmen will have the opportunity to purchase season tickets during their summer orientation session on the Iowa campus.

Single-game tickets will go on sale in early July.

In addition to freezing ticket prices, game-day parking fees for the 2013 season also will remain the same as in 2012, $20 per car, $50 per recreational vehicle and $100 for over-the-road buses.