I love AA, but Hinkle is NOTHING like AA. Great place to see a game. If you're even on the fence about making the trip, I say do it!
The way I understand it, you can mention that you're with the BG alumni group at the ticket window and get a GA ticket for $5 (normally $7, I believe I read). The alumni reception is pre-game and halftime. Here's the e-mail from the guy that runs the alumni chapter here:
As all of you know Your Indianapolis Alumni Chapter is always supportive of our University no matter if it is Athletics, Academics, referring students or what ever we can do to promote and support our University.
As a result of the fact that Our Lady Falcons Basketball Team will be at Butler University on December 29th. Your Indianapolis Alumni Chapter will Host a Pre Game Reception/Part for all Parents, Friends, Fans and all out of town guest along with Alumni from Central Indians.
The Pre Game Reception/Party will be held in side The Hinkle Field House in the Hickory Room, (East Room) Dec. 29 th. starting at 6 p.m. till tip off and at Half time of the game. We will have Mini Cheeseburgers, Mini Hot Dogs, Mini Bratwurst, Buffalo wings with celery and blue cheese dressing, tortilla chips with homemade salsa, Brownies and cookies. So come hungry.
Cash bar for beer and wine and soft drinks.
Your cost for all the above will only be $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for students and children.
Group ticket prices for the game are $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children.
I think you can pay at the door ($10) for the reception. You can also RSVP through Tom Benbrook here: email@example.com
At last count, there were about 60 BG fans on the RSVP list for the reception and I know for a fact that doesn't count everyone.