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SBD/Issue 48/Collegiate Sports
Penn State Football Seat Assignments To Be Based On Donations
Published November 18, 2009
|Under PSU's New Season-Ticket Policy, Fans
Will Get Better Seats With Larger Donations
LIKELY TO DRAW COMPLAINTS: In Philadelphia, Joe Juliano writes the new system is "certain to generate complaints," as "swaths of empty seats could be found this season at Penn State's nonconference games." Myford indicated that 97-98% of ticket holders "renew annually, creating little opportunity to improve one's seat location." But Myford said that the new plan is "different from a personal seat license system because no long-term commitment is required," and ticket holders "may change their donation and seat, or decide to cancel, on an annual basis" (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER, 11/18). In Pittsburgh, Ron Cook writes under the header, "Penn State Making A Good Business Decision." For fans who complain about the new plan, there is a "really easy way to deal with this particular price increase: Don't buy the tickets." Cook: "The point is, any sports entity has a right to charge what it thinks it can get for its product" (PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE, 11/18).