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Volume 26 No. 109
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Alabama Launches App To Help Keep Students In Seats

The Univ. of Alabama is rolling out a "technological component" of its effort to "keep students in the stands at Bryant-Denny Stadium." Through an app designed by FanMaker and available for download starting today, the school will use geo-fencing to "monitor the whereabouts of those who participate in the Tide Loyalty Points program." Under that program, students who do not make an early exit will earn points that "contribute to students’ priority access" to tickets. This is part of a larger campaign by AD Greg Byrne to "proactively address the growing concern of declining attendance in college sports" (AL.com, 8/21).