April 27, 2012
With the May 7 deadline for season ticket and parking applications quickly approaching, the Clemson Athletic Ticket Office would like to remind all IPTAY members that applications have been mailed and are available online at ClemsonTigers.com. Those who order online can save on the order fee as well as be entered into the weekly drawings for a head coach Dabo Swinney autographed mini football, and entered into the grand prize drawing to meet Coach Swinney at a selected home football game.
The Season Ticket and Parking Assignment Process
Season ticket and parking applications are mailed to every IPTAY donor who has pledged and donated for the 2012 IPTAY year by February 15. The Clemson Athletic Ticket Office processes applications until the May 7 deadline. All requests for ticket and parking relocations and additions/drops are entered with each order. The best way to attempt to obtain seats in a particular area is to make the request on the season ticket application. Once the seat assignment process begins, changes are made based on availability at the priority of each IPTAY member requesting a change.
It is important to keep in mind that since the implementation of the 2008 IPTAY Seat Equity Plan, the majority of seats in Memorial Stadium have a minimum per seat IPTAY donation attached to them. A request for a seat change into an area of greater per seat donation can only be granted, if available, to those IPTAY members that qualify based on their current donation. There are two critical things to remember regarding seat allocations and the Seat Equity Plan; first, many IPTAY members contribute more than what the IPTAY Seat Equity Plan requires to maintain their seats, and second, the number of IPTAY members that qualify for what many consider better or superior seats greatly outnumber the supply of seats in those particular areas.
The season ticket assignment process begins in June following the June 15 IPTAY deadline. At this time, all IPTAY members who wish to remain in their current seats are reallocated as long as the current IPTAY donation matches or exceeds the seat equity value of the seats. Seat changes and additions are done based on IPTAY priority, that is, by giving level and priority points within each level from high to low, starting with the highest level and working downward. During this extensive process, every request is read and seat changes, as requested, are accommodated if the seats are available. Requests should be made prior to the May 7 deadline. It is critical to keep in mind that not every request can be accommodated. Every request is valued for the needs and expectations expressed and all are considered, however, the IPTAY and Athletic Ticket Offices have a system in place that makes the process as fair as possible.
The task of allocating and assigning season tickets is a comprehensive one that presents a common set of questions to be addressed. For example, many IPTAY members request to obtain particular seats that they know will come available. When seats come available, they must be reassigned based on the priority seating process and cannot simply be given to someone who knows they will be available. In addition, it is very rare that groups of seats greater than two open up, which is difficult for those that request groups of four, six, or eight seats together. Though the IPTAY and Athletic Ticket Office staff are glad to meet with members, face-to-face meetings will not provide an advantage in the seat assignment process. The priority assignment process is strictly adhered to in an effort to provide an equal opportunity for all IPTAY members to receive their requested location.
Parking assignments begin at the same time as season ticket assignments, after the June 15 IPTAY deadline. Parking is assigned in the same manner of priority, and assigned based on availability and the request at each priority level. Parking requests should be made prior to the May 7 deadline.
The season ticket and parking assignment process is usually complete by mid-July. The Clemson Athletic Ticket Office is unable to release any seat or parking locations until the process is totally complete.
Please contact the Clemson Athletic Ticket Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 1-800-CLEMSON with any questions regarding season ticket applications.