Needs to be explained...and now they are about to ask us for more money next year. Makes you think twice.
He said they had more requests for Supers than they did Regionals and therefore they went in order of donor rank. When I interrupted and said so someone without season tickets but who gives more than me to other sports was able to step in and buy at a better seat than me and he said no we didn't do that, not every season ticket holder requested Regionals and now a lot more did request Super's. At that point, I stopped him and said according to UT's own numbers, they sold 3,000 season tickets (that would include the porch), therefore every season ticket holder was either in the bones of the stadium or the porch during the season (not LF, GA seats). The place holds roughly 4,500 with the GA seats and SRO allotment. So if all 3,000 season tickets were requested for Supers + 600 allocated for ND (using LSU's # from 2021), that's only 3,600 tickets out of the 4,500. That still leaves 900 tickets roughly to be sold as GA, SRO and/or student seating. A) I don't understand why ND is automatically allocated "premium" seats in the stadium; give them the LF bleachers. The parents of our own players were moved this past weekend to worse seats than their regular season seats which is bogus and B) don't lie to me and tell me someone with a fatter wallet didn't swoop in and get taken care of at my expense. I get it, even if I don't like it, I get that's how it operates, just be straight up with me.
As the player's dad told me this weekend, they raised prices this year, booted rowdy fans out, raised the average age of the stadium by 20 years and the environment went down. I couldn't disagree. The environment this past weekend (outside of the 9th inning of GT) was not nearly as electric as last years Regional, Arkansas series or maybe even the Vandy series, which was only at 50% capacity.
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