Iona University Invites Community to Enjoy Free Holiday Basketball Games

Cheer on the Gaels free of charge using promo code NEIGHBORS

Athletics News

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — Sharing in the spirit of the holidays, Iona University invites members of surrounding communities to join in the excitement of its basketball season. Complimentary general admission seating is available using promo code NEIGHBORS at Come cheer on the Gaels as the women take on Niagara at 6 p.m. on December 29 and the men take on Saint Peter's at 4 p.m. on January 1.

While seats typically sell out at Iona’s Hynes Athletics Center with students on campus, Iona is taking the opportunity to open up the action to the University’s friends and neighbors as Gaels are home for the holidays.

All are invited for a chance to cheer on the Gaels up close and in action, especially as the men's basketball team is currently undefeated at home and looks to continue their winning streak.

Code: NEIGHBORS *Please note the code is in all caps
Price: Free with promo code!
Ticket location: General Admission Seating

Women's Basketball Game Day Details

Thursday, December 29, 2022 vs. Niagara | Tip-off @ 6 p.m.
Iona University, 715 North Ave., New Rochelle, N.Y.
Hynes Athletics Center 
Get Tickets: Women's Basketball vs. Niagara, Thursday, December 29, 2022

Men's Basketball Game Day Details

Sunday, January 1, 2023 vs. Saint Peter's | Tip-off @ 4 p.m.
Iona University, 715 North Ave., New Rochelle, N.Y.
Hynes Athletics Center 
Get Tickets: Men's Basketball vs. Saint Peter's, Sunday, January 1, 2023

This game is open to all; this special promotion is being offered through the Iona University Office of University Marketing & Communications and is not run through Athletics.

Founded in 1940, Iona University is a master's-granting private, Catholic, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers. Iona's 45-acre New Rochelle campus and 28-acre Bronxville campus are just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. With a total enrollment of nearly 4,000 students and an alumni base of more than 50,000 around the world, Iona is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona is highly accredited, offering undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs. Iona students enjoy small class sizes, engaged professors and a wide array of academic programs across the School of Arts & Science; LaPenta School of Business; NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences; and Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Iona is widely recognized in prestigious rankings, including The Princeton Review’s 2024 national list of “The Best 389 Colleges” and The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse’s “2024 Best Colleges in America,” which ranked Iona at #66 in the nation overall and #8 in the nation among Catholic schools. Iona’s LaPenta School of Business is also accredited by AACSB International, a recognition awarded to just six percent of business schools worldwide. In addition, The Princeton Review recognized Iona’s on-campus MBA program as a “Best Business School for 2023.” Iona also offers a fully online MBA program for even greater flexibility. In July 2021, Iona announced the establishment of the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences, which is now principally located on Iona’s Bronxville campus in collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian. Connecting to its Irish heritage, the University also recently announced it is expanding abroad with a new campus in County Mayo, Ireland. A school on the rise, Iona officially changed its status from College to University on July 1, 2022, reflecting the growth of its academic programs and the prestige of an Iona education.