Gopher Score

The Gopher Score Priority Ranking System

The Gopher Score ranking system is used to assign a ranking to each eligible customer for processes including:

  • Season ticket upgrades
  • Post-season tournament ticket on-sales (including Bowl Games and NCAA Tournaments)
  • Priority for single-game ticket on-sales
  • Gopher Loyalty Program Selection Dates / Number of Benefits

Gopher Score uses a formula that balances the importance of season ticket loyalty and philanthropic giving to Gopher Athletics. All current season ticket holders (all sports) and current athletics donors (with an annual giving of $50 or more) will be given a score and rank. The point criteria for Gopher Score is listed below:

  • Current Year Giving to Athletics - 10 points per $100
  • Previous Giving to Athletics - 3 points per $100
  • Consecutive Years of Season Ticket Purchase - 10 points per year (per sport)
  • Planned Giving to Athletics - 1 point per $1,000
  • Gopher Athletics Letter Winner - 50 point one-time allocation
  • $5,000 or higher of giving to the University of Minnesota (any giving outside of Athletics i.e. Masonic/ Carlson/ Arboretum) - 150 point one-time allocation
  • University of Minnesota Alumni - 25 point one-time allocation
  • Student Season Ticket Holder (allocated upon Graduation) - 5 points per sport/per year

Points Calculator

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Annual Giving Calendar

The annual giving calendar is an extremely important part of the Gopher Athletic year. These dates are shared in advance so that fans know important dates and deadlines throughout the year.

The Gopher Athletics Annual Giving Calendar is set to reflect the current behavior and timeline of Gopher Season Ticket Holders and Donors. See the Gopher Athletics Annual Giving calendar and important dates below: