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What do you guys think? Part of me thinks that these people were enticed to donate large amounts of money for particular seats and they've got a right to bitch. However, as a season ticket holder I'm prepared to pay more for the rights to my seats so the renovation can take place. I'm also excited about the opportunity to upgrade.
Several longtime Texas AM football ticket holders could lose their seats because of Kyle Field redevelopment plans, lawyers who have filed suit to stop the re-seating process say.
Tough situation, I can see both sides of it.
SEC SEC SEC!!!
Anybody have one of these contracts?
Does it guarantee a particular seat(or the same seats each year)? Or does it generally just guarantee seats?
My guess is that it doesn't specify exact seat location.
I'm pretty sure it doesn't guarantee the seats, so as a lawyer it looks like a shakedown by the season ticket holders. However, I know that when dealing with the AD, they'll generally say anything to get donations, so there very likely may have been promises made regarding the seats or area they're in. As I understood though, everyone's donations are going up, and the relocation (if necessary) won't be that bad. It's not like you'll move from the first deck to the third deck. Could be wrong though. Like AggieGrad, I'd like to see the contract.
It appears they are getting moved to the first or third deck if they want to pay the same price.
That's what the story says.
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WOW, suing your school over the re-seating process?
How about just chalk your donation up to helping build A&M into a power house, get on board and enjoy the ride.
Would they rather we just continue to suck and lag behind in the facility arms race so they can keep their GD seat at the same price???
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It doesn't and 2013 will be my last year! Total BS. They cant Assure me of my seat location after 20 years of loyalty in buying tickets "even the years they begged us to buy" and you repay me us with this BS!! I get the donation and royalty. But if its best of luck on seat location and I'm paying quadruple what I was before? No thanks! Im not suing but ill be watching the games on the 120"... Going to stop as my blood pressure is starting to rise!!
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I get that sucks but a stadium isn't for free. If they can't pay for it by getting wealthy guys to pony up and pay again (and they are getting a better stadium and stuff in return so it's not money for no benefit), then where else is that going to come from? Higher prices on students? Even higher hotel taxes? It's just not ideal but it basically has to come from donations and alum and this is the most practical way to do it since we don't have T. Boone Pickens giving $100M by himself.
I really think it's BS that B/CS isn't helping more with all of this.
What's new? Parasites don't provide any benefit to their hosts.
Pretty much, I think A&M should have said screw BCS and had games away for a year.
Bro. Your missing my point. Never said it was free!! Ill repeat- I'm cool with donations and royalties! But even Jerry Jones guaranteed my seat location to be within 5 rows up or down and no more than 5 yards left or right of my TX Stadium seats!! That if anything the University owed ticket holders who " I repeat" bought when they begged us to buy and 20 years is pale in comparison to people around me who's families have faithfully bought tickets since the early 70's. "We are the Aggies the Aggies are we TRUE to each other as Aggies can be"
What exactly did the AD tell you, if you don't mind me asking?
It's a valid complaint and I'm not arguing with you. I guess it depends on what exactly they promised you in writing. Not questioning you have been a faithful Aggie. Ironically, before I saw this thread I just had lunch with an old Aggie who knew a guy who gave a LOT of money back in the 50's and was supposedly guaranteed 50 yard line seats on the second deck into a perpetuity as long as he kept paying the price of the ticket. We were talking about whether we wondered if that guy was going to still have that honored.
If they explicitly said this is the area we will seat you, then I think they should have to honor it. If they just say something more general like this is the quality of seat we will give you, then I think they have a valid argument to say moving you to the 1st or 3rd deck somewhere may still be similar quality with the wider seats, more leg room, better stadium, more concessions, etc.
Also agree with other posters that I think the city should have had to pay something itself and since they aren't they definitely shouldn't be able to use Kyle Field to host random crap like arts and crafts fairs like they do now in the off season. But for whatever reason, they aren't so I think the only source to get money for the stadium is from alumni. Ideally, they would just have a lot of people give millions so they wouldn't have to demand more from loyal Aggies like yourselves that may be well off but aren't multimillionaires. But if they don't have it, then I think their plan is the only possible one. They should at least tell you where your new seats will be though to give you more info so you can make a more informed decision.
Just to be clear, what they are legally obligated to do and "the right thing to do" may be totally different in this case.
In my previous post, I was merely speaking to the legal validity of the cliams in lawsuit.
I'd hope they'd do the right thing, but money walks.
I am supposed to find out with absolute certainty tomorrow as my father also has seats next to me and the preference points he and I have accumulated is pretty substantial We will see Hoping for the best.
Isn't getting their seats taken away.^
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