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As many of you know, I volunteer time with the Baylor Bear Foundation and have the opportunity to get a bunch of information early on the seating, etc.
I thought about my gameday experience and normally I end up sitting next to some or all of you... would there be any interest in actually co-ordinating and buying sections of seats and getting our season tickets near each other?
The thought here is that if any of us can't go for some reason, the tickets would be in the same general area, and therefore would be very easy to internally sell/trade to people who may need an extra, or God forbid has to host a opponent team's fan?
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This is a very good idea, in my opinion.
The hurdles I think you'll encounter (not being negative, just trying to anticipate why it wouldn't be the greatest idea ever) are:
People with different preferences between the regular seating, club seating, loge seating, letterman seating, etc., not to mention different Foundation giving levels
The ticket office. Geary and I have had the hardest time getting 4 seats together at FB and BB games over the years, so to put a block together requires getting them to vary from their SOP, and that appears to be difficult.
All that said, see what you can do. I think it's a good idea.
I agree completely. This is why I am starting an interest party early. I know for sure that non-club level seats should be easy to co-ordinate, but some of the big spenders will likely look down on this, and throw their big shrimp tails at us.
I like your idea. Keep us posted.
I cannot hear you from my seats as the sound of shrimp peeling is too loud
I like the idea as well. My brother and I would be in for 2 seats.
Feel free to post where your preference in the stadium would be...
I will likely be in.
That means X will be out, and all the people said "Amen."
Whatever is best available for $300 - $750/seat. Hopefully in the shade not in the endzone...
i'd love to be kept in the loop on this, because i think it's a great idea, but i'm a "cheap seats" kind of guy. it would be great to sit by some other diehards though.
Similar to Cammo here. Four seats. We do make a nice donation, but nothing on the big-shot level or even close.
I think this is a great idea and it's similar to the idea I wrote in the survey. Most of us on here are fine with standing up, yelling, etc. As we know, not all Baylor fans have the same sentiment. The idea is that if you prefer to be louder and stand up sit closer to the north endzone lets say. And if you want to sit down, don't want to be bothered or have small children sit south of the 50 yard line.
This way loudness breeds loudness so to speak. It's a lot easier to stand up and yell when everyone else is doing it around you. Now, I know Baylor isn't going to do this, but if we can do something similar in a smaller scale I think it would be great!
Yes we all have different budgets but we could have groups in different tiers. Brenden and I (with ~8 others) already have seats all in a row. If we can expand our area with other like minded people that would be awesome.
I'm not sure on the logistics of getting this accomplished but I'm on board. Please keep us posted as you learn more.
I just recently joined the BBF and am looking to get 2 season tix in the new stadium. A BT section sounds great. I vote for something in the shade.
So a couple of us were kicking around the idea of being in the shaded portion of the east side... it would ensure we could all get 50 yard line great seats, regardless of giving level. Since club level seating is only available for people who sit in the club section, the side opposite will have awesome seating directly on the 50 at a good sight line.
This would also ensure that we immediately set the tone that there is no visitor side versus home side.
I'm also interested depending on the seats. $300ish for me, 2 seats.
I'm interested 2-4 on the east side as well. I just increased to the Green Bear donation level.
LOL and this post now has 3 upvotes.
There's never been a "visitor" side but we have to distinguish which side of the field were talking about and not everyone knows their East and West and its easier to call it student side bc that's where they sit. Or visitor side bc they're on that side.
Truly we have sun and shade sides.
I'm going to have to wait and see on where my seats will be. I doubt I'll be able to afford 50 yardline in the shade and I'll want to see how the shadows are cast before I commit to sitting on the east/sun/student/visitor side.
But I recognize the best value in the stadium is probably going to be the first couple rows of the 2nd deck at the 50 yardline on the east side.
I would be interested with a couple of others.
I'm interested in 4
Sure, why not? I have one old guy behind me that gets hacked if we stand and cheer too long. I found myself cheering when we were on defense (in the first part of the season) just to yank his chain a little. Being around some others who get excited would be better.
Seriously though, if we want to get a fairly large contingent of fans who like to cheer loudly from the BT squad, you probably have to stay in the lower end of the price spectrum that will still be decent seats. Otherwise, we will lose a bunch of folks through economic attrition.
And to echo the popular sentiment, shade please! Also, maybe Brian will throw some peeled shrimp our general direction to buy our loyalty and keep us on the BT site.
I'm interested in 2-4 atex. My kids are finally getting old enough and interested
From looking at the scheme, both sides will have shade appropriately and there may be "bear heights" like views and shade, but measurably closer to the field.
Either way, for anyone donating at the $750 or above level you should be tracking very well for good seats.
Can you elaborate on both sides having shade? I know the top of the 3rd deck will be shaded but I imagine around 4:00 in September the sun is going to hit the stands on the east side.
Unless they are building the canopies considerably larger than the renderings indicate.
I don't think anyone has an issue sitting on the east side other than being in the sun. I guess traditional bowl stadiums don't really have too much of a problem as everyone's in the sun.
Shade matters and for virtually all day games, even early starts, the West side at Floyd Casey would get shade at some point in the game, whereas the East side (student & visitors) did not. I know. I had seats in the East for several years and don't plan to go back. Gotta have shade.
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