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Univ. Of Texas Goes Without Raising Football Season Ticket Prices For Third Straight Year

Univ. of Texas football has "not raised football season ticket prices" for '18, marking the third straight year of doing so, according to Brian Davis of the AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN. There are also "no changes to the grandfathering policy with UT donation requirements." UT AD Chris Del Conte said that school officials are also "making wholesale changes to the student sections and student ticket policy for next season." Students will be "moved to the southeast corner of Royal-Memorial Stadium, and all student seating will become general admission." Meanwhile, the school has yet to see "how the tax law changes will affect season ticket sales." As part of the tax overhaul enacted by Congress, new legislation "eliminates tax deductions for the seat donation component of the season ticket purchase." Previously, one new season-ticket purchase on the 50-yard line "cost $4,160 -- $3,500 of which paid for the donation while the remaining $660 bought the actual ticket." A majority of the $3,500 was then "considered a tax deduction." Renewing season ticket-holders "may have a far lower donation requirement due to the grandfathering policy." Existing season ticket-holders "have until March 8 to renew at their current prices" (AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN, 1/12).