ASU Announces 2006 Football Sun Angel Foundation Priority Seating Plan
Dec. 9, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
TEMPE, Ariz.- Arizona State University has announced that the Sun Angel Foundation priority seating levels in Sun Devil Stadium will be changed for the 2006 football season, Vice President for University Athletics Lisa Love stated Friday. The changes are being made to bring ASU's priority seating levels in line with those of its Pacific-10 Conference rivals so that the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics can meet the increasing costs of supporting its student-athletes.
The new priority seating levels for the stadium are designed to address the growing financial needs of the athletic department in its mission to build champions on and off the field. The Sun Angel Foundation, in conjunction with the W.P. Carey MBA Sports Business Program, studied the pricing levels of Pac-10 schools and other perennial Top 20 schools to come up with the priority seating levels for the 2006 season. The priority seating levels in Sun Devil Stadium have consistently ranked among the lowest in the Pac-10, and the new pricing levels bring ASU more in line with the levels at Oregon, Washington and Arizona.
ASU's priority seating levels will increase in the sideline sections of the lower and upper bowls, and a $50 per seat donation will be established in the lower level endzone and corner sections. At the same time, priority seating levels will be eliminated in several sections of the upper level in order to provide more seating options for Sun Devil Fans.
'We understand that some of our fans will feel a definite strain as a result of our changes, but these changes are absolutely vital to the success of our department,' says Love. 'This is not about extravagance. This is about meeting our basic needs such as scholarship expenses, team travel and recruiting. President Michael Crow has set a standard of excellence in all we do at ASU, and athletics is a part of that. We're on a mission to build championship teams here at ASU, and championship teams require championship budgets.'
Depending on giving levels, Sun Angel Foundation membership benefits include: priority seating for football and basketball, Team Shop discounts, priority parking, invitations to select events and even team travel. Additional benefits include the ability to buy additional single-game tickets at discounted prices, priority seating for an ASU bowl game and priority seating at ASU road games. Eighty percent of priority seating donations are tax deductible.
All Sun Angel Foundation members in the sections affected by the changes will receive renewal and new priority seating level information around the 15th of December.
2006 SUN ANGEL FOUNDATION PRIORITY SEATING LEVELS
|SECTIONS 29,30,29-30 WC||$150|
|SECTIONS 5A,9A,9A-5A WC||$300|
|SECTIONS 222-226 & 232-236||$0*|
L = LOWER ROWS (1-24) u = UPPER ROWS (25-37) WC= Wheelchair Access
* these sections no longer require a donation
2006 ASU Football Schedule
|Sept. 2||TBD (City of Tempe night)||7 p.m.|
|Sept. 9||Nevada (Faculty/Staff Appreciation Night)||7 p.m.|
|Sept. 16||at Colorado|
|Sept. 23||at California|
|Sept. 30||Oregon (Hall of Fame Game)|
|Oct. 14||at USC|
|Oct. 21||Stanford (Family Weekend)|
|Oct. 28||at Washington|
|Nov. 4||at Oregon State|
|Nov. 11||Washington State (Homecoming)|
|Nov. 18||UCLA (Senior Day & SAF Endowment Game)|
|Nov. 24||at Arizona|
*Dates and times subject to change