NEWARK, Del. -- University of Delaware basketball fans can put down a flat rate $50 deposit during the month of March that will guarantee themselves season tickets for the 2012-13 season.

By putting down this special March deposit, season ticket holders will have access to exclusive inventory before it goes on sale to the general public. In order to take advantage of this opportunity, call the UD Athletic Ticket Office at (302) 831-2257 today!

Also available to current season ticket holders is a referral program for bringing in additional fans to share in the excitement of Delaware basketball. Sending back the referral sheet with one name earns the season ticket holder the first reward, while additional rewards are earned depending on the total number of deposits made by referral contacts. To participate in the referral program please visit us online at www.bluehen.com/tickets for the official program guidelines.

A Delaware Athletics Ticket Representative will contact referrals about available ticket packages, as well as following up with the season ticket holder on the rewards earned for supporting the Blue Hens. In order to earn credit for rewards, referrals need to have made a $50 non-refundable deposit towards their season tickets by March 30, 2012.

Rewards include a signed team poster, two floor seats to a CAA game, a pre-game chalk talk with coaches, lunch with coaches, a Nike basketball signed by the team, and an authentic Nike warm up suit.