A few questions on seatbacks

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How much do they cost? Are they worth the price? If I buy tickets from an independent seller, can I add the chairbacks if I decide? Thanks for any info
 
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How much do they cost? Are they worth the price? If I buy tickets from an independent seller, can I add the chairbacks if I decide? Thanks for any info
I've been a season ticket holder for quite some time. I've never bought the chairbacks, however a lot of folks that sit around me have them.

I'll throw my opinion out here and would welcome contrary experiences. OK here goes.

I have, on occasion, when there were people that didn't show up for a game, moved over and used the chairbacks. My experience is that the foam was pretty flat. My big butt sunk down to the aluminum bench pretty fast. Back support? Perhaps that is worth it, but I've never really had a problem watching a game just sitting on the regular bench. Summary, to me, not worth the expense.

Can't answer the other questions. I think they are something like $30 per seat, but could be wrong about that.
 
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I sit in a deck with chair backs. I do think however they would help "mark your seat". I know before I got season tickets when sitting on the bench it was hard to maintain you actual seat.
 
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Hmmm I don't know how that would work if the tickets are purchased through an independent seller, I'd think the person that donates for those seats would be the one to add the "seat back" but if you want to find out for sure, please call
Tennessee Fund at 865-974-1218 .. We had them when we sat in section T and hated them.. they eventually go flat and the back support stretches out, you still can't lean back and can feel those knees in your back from behind.. people tromp across them with dirty shoes, both when it's dry and when it rains..
 
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Hmmm I don't know how that would work if the tickets are purchased through an independent seller, I'd think the person that donates for those seats would be the one to add the "seat back" but if you want to find out for sure, please call
Tennessee Fund at 865-974-1218 .. We had them when we sat in section T and hated them.. they eventually go flat and the back support stretches out, you still can't lean back and can feel those knees in your back from behind.. people tromp across them with dirty shoes, both when it's dry and when it rains..
They're flipped down until the ticket holder arrives and flips them up... so the only people that step on the cushions are a-holes.
 
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I have 4 season tickets and have added the seatbacks for about 15 years now. They are not the most comfortable things in the world, as a matter of fact, sometimes I leave the seat folded down for a while. BUT, BUT....you don't buy them for comfort.....you buy them to insure that you get every inch of your seat location...and that is really the only way to insure that. They cost about $44 per seat per season, and they put them on for you. I don't think anyone but the season ticket owner can request that purchase, and I don't think you can do just for one game, or for selected games. Those chair backs are the best $160 I spend in Knoxville every fall, no lie.
 
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I have 4 season tickets and have added the seatbacks for about 15 years now. They are not the most comfortable things in the world, as a matter of fact, sometimes I leave the seat folded down for a while. BUT, BUT....you don't buy them for comfort.....you buy them to insure that you get every inch of your seat location...and that is really the only way to insure that. They cost about $44 per seat per season, and they put them on for you. I don't think anyone but the season ticket owner can request that purchase, and I don't think you can do just for one game, or for selected games. Those chair backs are the best $160 I spend in Knoxville every fall, no lie.
You can also plant your butt**** right on the seat number.
 
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You can also plant your butt**** right on the seat number.
You certainly have the right to do just that, but some aren't as able to assert their claim as well as others due to coming up short in the relative butt-size metric.

I think getting the seatback is analogous to building "good fences to make good neighbors".
 
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They are great for "marking your space" and for keeping knees out of your back. A no-brainer, really.
This is really the only reason I get them.

I believe it was $95 (for 2) prior to the 31st of July. It might $10 more now. If you purchased the season tickets from an individual I don't know if you could have them put on, however I'm sure the person you bought them from can do it and you just pay him for it.
 
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How much do they cost? Are they worth the price? If I buy tickets from an independent seller, can I add the chairbacks if I decide? Thanks for any info
Yes, I believe they are worth the price. Thank you for this post. I had forgotten to order them again. We have 3 seats and it is 180.00 for all 3 for the entire year. It is more than worth it.......as some have mentioned they define your seat. I have gotten more than sick of arriving at our seats only to find out we can't fit in our seats because folks are already covering our numbers. We are very average sized folks. The problem starts way down at the end of the row with someone just slightly off center, thus naturally pushing each person a little further away and eventually completely covering someone else's spot. Having these seats bolted in; ensures you will actually physically have a spot defined for your ass that you are already paying big money for..........they are wonderful....and comfortable..........

I believe the University should provide them for season ticket holders as a courtesy and a thank you for donating to the school and ensuring that season ticket holders actually have a seat when they arrive. Unfortunately folks that are there for their first game or occasionally go to a game here and there don't know how to sit in a stadium seat properly. I can't figure out how this phenomenon actually works, outside of it being purely a phenomenon. But, rest assured some snaggletoothed so called fan will be all up in you sh*t and look at you like your the idiot one who is invading their space if they happen to beat you in the stadium and to seat.

Another phenomenon that occurs is the "look at me, I'm important crowd" that purchases season tickets along with the permanent seat cushions, but literally stands the entire game. I stand when cheering or celebrating, but actually enjoy sitting on my cushion seat that I pay for. We have a group of grown men in front of us with apparent identity crisis issues that feel they have to stand the entire time from start to finish with no breaks or sitting ever. They come to the games with the attitude that we are all there to see them and not the game. It's really just a super as*hole move on their part. Yes, they spend the money on the permanent seats to never use them ever.........
 
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You can also plant your butt**** right on the seat number.
yeah.... i've been doing this since 1986...how long have you had season tickets? And, you never stand up to cheer your Vols, because if you do, the fata** people who sit beside you DO infringe on your space. You do your way...sit on your number and never move, and fight anyone who bothers you, and I'll do my way...smh
 
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They're flipped down until the ticket holder arrives and flips them up... so the only people that step on the cushions are a-holes.
Thunder Good-Oil, true very true and we've seen it done over & over. Most times it was done by children and then a few adults wouldn't think twice to step down on an empty seat cushion, when that person was up in the concessions area, and go out instead of going out their own row..
 
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I have 4 season tickets and have added the seatbacks for about 15 years now. They are not the most comfortable things in the world, as a matter of fact, sometimes I leave the seat folded down for a while. BUT, BUT....you don't buy them for comfort.....you buy them to insure that you get every inch of your seat location...and that is really the only way to insure that. They cost about $44 per seat per season, and they put them on for you. I don't think anyone but the season ticket owner can request that purchase, and I don't think you can do just for one game, or for selected games. Those chair backs are the best $160 I spend in Knoxville every fall, no lie.
$55 I believe. $60 at this point, though.
 
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I don't need a seatback because I'm standing the whole time screaming! No lie! Literally. I live out of state now and can only attend one game these days, so the way I look at it is that I am going to give my all for Tennessee for that whole game. I warn the folks behind me every time so they know. So what do they do? Stand up also. Then it becomes a chain reaction and the whole section stands.
 
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I don't need a seatback because I'm standing the whole time screaming! No lie! Literally. I live out of state now and can only attend one game these days, so the way I look at it is that I am going to give my all for Tennessee for that whole game. I warn the folks behind me every time so they know. So what do they do? Stand up also. Then it becomes a chain reaction and the whole section stands.
Only 2 types of people should stand the whole game. Women and children. Men, sit down........
 

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