Changes made to student ticketing/band moved/no price change

Discussion in 'On The Field' started by Joe Fan, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    " ..... Texas officials are making wholesale changes to the student sections and student ticket policy for next season, athletic director Chris Del Conte said. Students will be moved to the southeast corner of Royal-Memorial Stadium, and all student seating will become general admission.

    The Longhorn band also will be moved from the north end zone to the southeast corner alongside the students. The band’s exact location inside the stadium has not been decided.

    “The wristband policy is going away. We’re going to a general admission, first-come-first-served policy,” Del Conte said in an interview. The school wants to “help create what Tom and our football program want, which is one of the greatest home-field advantages at DKR. And our students are going to play an integral role in that.”
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    By moving to a general admission format, Texas is now allowing its most passionate students to get in first. “Line up and come on. Come get it,” Del Conte said.

    Visiting team fans had been sitting in the southeast corner. They will now be placed in sections 119-125 atop the third deck in the northeast corner. Texas fans who attend road games know that other schools seat them in undesirable locations, including the upper reaches of the stadium.

    Del Conte said other season ticket-holders who will be displaced by students will get corresponding seats in the northeast corner....."
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  2. Ajo Macho

    Ajo Macho 100+ Posts

    I approve wholeheartedly.
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  3. nashhorn

    nashhorn 1,000+ Posts

    General admission sonds better but I don't see how putting students away from the 'horseshoe' area of stadium can increase the home field advantage. They sure won't be as loud in that location. I just hope we can hear the band better, I loved it when they played from the SEZ and yes, I am one who was disgruntled by the visual of the empty student section last year being in such a prominent location.
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  4. joh

    joh 25+ Posts

  5. X Misn Tx

    X Misn Tx 1,000+ Posts

    it connects the students in the south endzone to the main section. it also puts the students by where the players come out ala Cotton Bowl.
  6. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

  7. easy

    easy 2,500+ Posts

    Texas - OU went up 5 bucks
  8. easy

    easy 2,500+ Posts

    Tickets for the Maryland game are 125 wtf
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  9. BrntOrngStmpeDe

    BrntOrngStmpeDe 500+ Posts

    Ughh!! that's likely bad for me. That's my section and has been for 20 years...but I'm grandfathered on donation so I've got better seats than the current Pay-to-Play system would allow. I'm confident the money-grubbers are going to use this to justify bumping me down a notch in seat quality.

    Change BAD!!!
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  10. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 2,500+ Posts

    Isn't the Maryland game at FedEx rather than Cole/Byrd or whatever they call that dump.
  11. ViperHorn

    ViperHorn 5,000+ Posts

    Yes - FedEx. Little Danny Snyder needs the money.
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  12. FWHORN

    FWHORN 5,000+ Posts

    About time visitors went upstairs, they stick Texas fans upstairs everywhere else so evens out the playing field instead of surrendering some of south end zone.
  13. Win

    Win 100+ Posts

    True, as stated in the email sent by the ticket office (below), we are bringing ourselves down to everyone else's standards (but we don't do so academically).

    All visiting team seats move to the upper deck, bringing us in alignment with many other Big 12 member schools.
  14. Badass

    Badass 1,000+ Posts

    I used to have season tickets for 20 plus years there too, Section 30. I don’t like my cheese moved either lol. Was wondering what the season tix peeps would think!

    I watch on tv now, except I have reservations for USC next year!
  15. BrntOrngStmpeDe

    BrntOrngStmpeDe 500+ Posts

    I have to eat a little crow. I jumped the gun and assumed the worst. I was able to confirm that they moved me to precisely the mirror seat/row/section that I was in before. Good stuff!! I've heard that area has better concessions set up so maybe not all bad.
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  16. Crockett

    Crockett 5,000+ Posts

    So it looks like the Athletic Department is more caring, compassionate and customer friendly than Ticketmaster and Comcast. Somewhere Steve Patterson is wincing in pain.
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  17. Phil Elliott

    Phil Elliott 1,000+ Posts

    The lady I talked to said they were able to give ~95% of season ticket holders mirror image seats such as yours.
  18. Vol Horn 4 Life

    Vol Horn 4 Life 5,000+ Posts

    This resembles student seating in the early 90's except south instead of north. I had first row 50 yard line student draw tickets to the 1991 Houston "Get that idiot off the goal post" game.

    I love the idea of GA seating which will motivate more students to arrive early to get 45 yd line seats.
  19. Statalyzer

    Statalyzer 10,000+ Posts

    It should be louder if they are facing the closed end, then if they are facing the open end, right?

    Ditto. It was the only place the whole stadium could hear them. If they put them in the Southeast corner, there's gonna be a big chunk of fans on the East side who can't hear the band.
  20. Ajo Macho

    Ajo Macho 100+ Posts

    Seems like putting the band higher, like in the backmost rows in the lower deck, would allow more people to hear them. Why don't we try this?

    Only reason I can think of: Few people would want to sit only a couple rows directly in front of the band. And I guess it would take longer to get on/off the field before/after halftime.
  21. Joe Fan

    Joe Fan 10,000+ Posts

    South endzone plans

  22. easy

    easy 2,500+ Posts

    So are our seat contributions no longer tax deductible?
  23. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 2,500+ Posts

    Only if you made your donation before Jan 1.

    There is a way to make the entire donation tax deductible, as well as 100% of ticket price, but Fenves would NEVER understand it, Billie Powers would never have a clue what you are talking about, but if presented by a 22-25 year old, good looking female associate from Peat, he would likely have signed off on it. Suffice it to say that it is possible, but we do not have the infrastructure and personnel to implement it. Once again, we could be "the Jones", and every major program would follow suit. At this point, only Alabama has what it takes to make it work. First school will be grandfathered in, then the feds change the rules.
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  24. BevoJoe

    BevoJoe 5,000+ Posts

  25. SabreHorn

    SabreHorn 2,500+ Posts

    Fundraising idea -

    Take the jumbotron speakers and auction off the opportunity to shoot them with hollow points, wadcutters or something that will blow the **** out of them.
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  26. Horns11

    Horns11 5,000+ Posts


    Me going at the Godzillatron leftovers. Pretty sure this scene was filmed in Austin.
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  27. WorsterMan

    WorsterMan 10,000+ Posts

    Godzillatron is a disgrace... kill it with daisy cutters dropped by the Texas Natl. Guard!
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    Last edited: Apr 17, 2018
  28. Ajo Macho

    Ajo Macho 100+ Posts

    Here's hoping the south end zone is symmetrical to the north end zone, or at least reasonably close. I don't want a thrown-together mess like Kyle Field, where all four sides are different.
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  29. easy

    easy 2,500+ Posts

    We need to start winning so we can fill the thing
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  30. easy

    easy 2,500+ Posts

    This looks great

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