Oregon State Announces Ticket Policy Changes

Feb. 20, 2001

CORVALLIS, Ore. - The Oregon State University Athletic Department announced a new ticket policy Tuesday fordistribution of tickets to Beaver fans for the December 1 Civil War football game to be played in Eugene.

'We have been notified that our allotment for this year's Civil War football game is being reduced by 2,500tickets,' said Director of Athletics Mitch Barnhart. 'While this situation creates an inconvenience for some of ourfans, it also provides an excellent opportunity for both programs to grow their season ticket base for home games.'

The University of Oregon is providing only 2,700 tickets to Oregon State this year for distribution to Beaverfans, which represents 6.5 percent of stadium capacity and down from 5,200 tickets previously distributed to OSU. In turn, Oregon State will provide 2,275 tickets, which represents 6.5 percent of Reser Stadium capacity, to Oregon for the 2002 Civil War game in Corvallis.

Ticket requests received by Oregon State for the 2001 Civil War game will be assigned according to one'sdonation level to the Beaver Athletic Scholarship Fund. This year's Civil War tickets will be assigned as follows:

Donor Levels           # of Tickets$10,000 and up               6$6,000 - $9,999              4$3,000 - $5,999              2$1,000 - $2,999     Lottery for 2 tickets

It is estimated that there is a 20 percent chance of receiving tickets through the lottery. Only BASF membersat the $1,000 level are eligible for 2001 Civil War tickets.

Donations to the BASF can be made by calling 541-737-2370. Applications for Civil War tickets and all otheraway games will be mailed to BASF members and season ticket holders by June 1, with purchase to be completed byJune 30.

With these new developments, Oregon State announced that it would be able to sell up to 23,000 seasontickets for the 2001 season at Reser Stadium. Last year the Beavers sold over 14,700 season tickets, an all-timerecord.

'To date, we have received over 2,000 new season ticket orders already,' said Matt Munnelly, director ofticket operations. 'At the present rate, we feel confident we can reach our goal of 23,000.'

In essence, the only way to guarantee one's ability to get a ticket for the Oregon or Washington (this year)games in future years is to be a season ticket holder. If any single-game tickets remain after the season ticket drive, donors and season ticket holders will be given priority to purchase additional tickets.

'I would encourage all of our fans to purchase season tickets as soon as possible and not be left behind as we prepare for another exciting season of Beaver football,' said Coach Dennis Erickson.

If Oregon State qualifies for a bowl this year, Beaver fans should look for a policy similar to the one that wasdeveloped for the Fiesta Bowl. Ticket availability will be limited to BASF members and season ticket holders.

'This is a very exciting time in the development and growth of our program,' said Barnhart. 'These newpolicies will position us to compete for the Pac-10 championship, while laying the foundation for a renovation andexpansion of Reser Stadium.'

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