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UConn students to get free admission to school home games

May 2, 2019

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — UConn students will no longer need to buy a ticket to attend most of the school’s home athletic events.

The school announced Thursday that beginning in the fall, students will simply need to swipe their Student ID for admission to football, basketball, soccer and hockey games.

The school says their student sections will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

UConn says there will be an exception for some high-demand basketball games, where free student tickets will be distributed in advance.

Athletic Director David Benedict says students already contribute to the athletic department through fees and it was important to the department to eliminate any additional costs.

The school says details of the policy will be announced in the summer.