Iowa State Basketball Tickets
  1. Gametime

  2. College Basketball


Iowa State Basketball Tickets

Verified Tickets at the Best Prices. 100% Gametime Guaranteed.
  • Lowest Price Guarantee
  • Event Cancellation Protection
  • On-Time Ticket Delivery

About the Iowa State Basketball

Iowa State Basketball Tickets

The Iowa State Cyclones look like a team that the college basketball world should watch closely in the years to come. Granted, the Cyclones aren’t a traditional power, which means it’s still common to find cheap Iowa State basketball tickets from time to time. But the program has had success in the past. So, in the years to come, expect last-minute Iowa State basketball tickets to be in high demand as the Cyclones continue to make their mark in the Big 12.

Louis, Louis

The first great era in Iowa State basketball history came under head coach Louis Menze. Despite taking over in 1928, it wasn’t until the 40s that Menze turned the Cyclones into a winner. In 1941, ISU won its first of three Big Six Conference championships in a five-year span. That stretch also included the first Final Four in program history in 1944.

It Was the 80s

ISU’s next resurgence came in the 1980s under head coach Johnny Orr. During his 14-year tenure, Orr took the Cyclones to the NCAA Tournament six times, including a run to the Sweet 16 in 1986. Orr’s tenure is also remembered for a massive increase in attendance and fan interest for Iowa State home games. It was also during this time that the phrase “Hilton Magic” was coined, referring to Iowa State’s propensity for pulling off upsets at Hilton Coliseum and winning over 75% of their home games.

Hometown Hero

When former Iowa State player Fred Hoiberg took over as ISU’s head coach in 2010, he helped take the program to new heights. Hoiberg left after five seasons to take a job in the NBA, but not before he took the Cyclones to the NCAA Tournament in four straight seasons while also winning back-to-back Big 12 Tournament titles. When Steve Prohm took the reins, he led Iowa State to three more appearances in the Big Dance and two more Big 12 Tournament titles in his first four seasons in Ames. Thanks to Hoiberg and Prohm, the Cyclones are on the rise and in the midst of arguably the best stretch in program history.


Frequently Asked Questions

Where Does Iowa State Basketball Play?

Since 1971, the Cyclones have played their home games at Hilton Coliseum. The arena is located on the Iowa State campus in Ames and also hosts Iowa State wrestling, gymnastics, and volleyball. Over the years, the Cyclones have been known to pull off unexpected upset wins while playing at home, creating the phrase “Hilton Magic.” For basketball games, Hilton Coliseum has a capacity of a little over 14,000 fans.

When do Iowa State tickets go on sale?

Cheap Iowa State tickets to games played at Hilton Coliseum are available months in advance, as are Iowa State tickets for away games. In other words, there’s no rush to check Iowa State’s schedule. Just grab tickets whenever you’ve got the itch.

Is it better to buy Iowa State tickets in advance?

With Iowa State tickets being available so far ahead of time, it’s easy to buy tickets whenever you want to – but there’s little need to plan ahead. You can often get cheap last-minute tickets to Iowa State games by waiting to make your purchase until the very last minute. As game day gets closer and sellers drop their prices, fans reap the benefits.

What’s the best way to buy cheap Iowa State tickets?

The best way to buy cheap Iowa State tickets is always going to be from a secure online platform that connects fans and resellers. These ticket marketplaces often have some of the cheapest ticket prices and are the easiest way to shop for Iowa State tickets. Can you buy Iowa State tickets at the stadium? Sure – but you’ll likely be paying a higher price than you need to!  

Why should I choose Gametime over other ticket marketplaces?

Ticket marketplaces are the best place to find sports tickets. And when it comes to cheap Iowa State tickets, Gametime is a no-brainer. Seats bought through us are affordable because we charge some of the lowest service fees anywhere. On top of that, we show you the view from the seats you’re shopping for thanks to our panoramic seat view photos. You’ll never have to buy seats blind with Gametime – you’ll know what your view at Hilton Coliseum will be before you buy those cheap Iowa State tickets. So the next time you’re in the market for cheap Iowa State tickets, turn to Gametime.

How much are Iowa State Basketball tickets?

Iowa State ticket prices will differ depending on a number of factors. Generally speaking, the average ticket price for Iowa State tickets is around $27 a ticket. But you can be looking at a few hundred dollars more, depending on the opponent, stage of play, and demand. 

show more

Other College Basketball Events