FOOTBALL SEAT EQUITY - Issuu (2024)

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from IPTAY 2022 Membership Guide, page 9

CLEMSON

IPTAY’S FOOTBALL

SEAT EQUITY PLAN

In 2008, Clemson joined the other top-20 FBS football attendance leaders in adding a preferred seating component to its annual giving program. Under the plan, season ticket holders who give at or above the specified per-seat values qualify for specific seating in Memorial Stadium.

The initiative has enhanced annual support for student-athletes at Clemson and has given our athletic programs the resources they need to compete at the highest level, both in the classroom and in athletic competition. All season tickets in Memorial Stadium available for purchase require a per-seat donation. Minimum per-seat donations for specific seating in Memorial Stadium can be seen in the adjacent map. These donor requirements have been determined and endorsed by the IPTAY Board of Directors and the Clemson University Athletic Department.

SEAT EQUITY PLAN EQUATION:

IPTAY SEAT VALUE X NUMBER OF SEATS = REQUIRED IPTAY DONATION

As a reminder, the maximum number of season tickets an IPTAY Donor is eligible to purchase each season is determined by your IPTAY annual giving level. Please refer to the chart below for exact quantities. When the initial IPTAY Seat Equity Plan was announced and implemented in 2008 and modified in 2013, one component of the plan permitted periodic marketplace review of the values of each section of seating in Memorial Stadium. The diagram to the right shows the current per-seat donations implemented during the IPTAY 2017 year.

IPTAY FOOTBALL SEASON TICKETS MAXIMUM NUMBER ELIGIBLE TO PURCHASE

Paw ($60): 0 Tickets Orange ($450): 4 Tickets

Purple ($180): 2 Tickets Champion ($900): 6 Tickets

Tiger ($1,700): 8 Tickets Howard ($2,600): 8 Tickets

IPTAY ($3,500): 10 Tickets Jervey ($5,000): 10 Tickets McFadden ($6,500): 10 Tickets Fike ($8,000): 12 Tickets Heisman ($12,000): 14 Tickets Riggs ($25,000): 14 Tickets

PER-SEAT DONATION YELLOW - $800 GREY - $600 TANGERINE - $350 BLUE - $250 RED - $200 PINK - $100 GREEN - STUDENTS // VISITING TEAM

NORTH LEVEL 2 -237-221 NORTH LEVEL 1 -140-121 NORTH

LEVEL 2 NORTH -220-201 LEVEL 1 120-101

LEVEL 1 SOUTH SUITES

PRESIDENT’S BOX 161-141 PRESS BOX LEVEL 2 YOUNTS SOUTH CLUB 7-1

IPTAY PER-SEAT DONATION

YELLOW - $800 GREY - $600 TANGERINE - $350 BLUE - $250 RED - $200 PINK - $100 GREEN - STUDENTS AND VISTING TEAM

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: HOW DOES THE PLAN AFFECT LIFE AND

ENDOWMENT DONORS?

As was done in 2008 and 2013, the modification of the IPTAY Seat Equity Plan will allow Life donors to purchase the number of seats outlined in their respective Life donor agreements as it pertains to the specific IPTAY giving level. These seats in the Life donor agreement will not be affected. However, seats purchased above and beyond the life donor agreed upon number (included in the agreement) will be impacted by the modification of the IPTAY Seat Equity Plan, similar to the 2008 and 2013 IPTAY Seat Equity Plans.

Q: HOW DOES THE PLAN AFFECT CLEMSON FACULTY AND

STAFF MEMBERS?

A faculty/staff member will have the same opportunity to maintain current seats as an IPTAY donor. Continuing from the 2013 IPTAY Seat Equity Plan, a current Clemson faculty/staff member who purchases two or more season tickets will receive a $180 credit toward an IPTAY membership, which may be applied to the IPTAY Seat Equity Plan. If the faculty/staff member already maintains an IPTAY donor membership, $180 will be credited/ added to his/her current membership.

Q: DOES THE PLAN MEAN THAT EVERYONE IN YOUR SECTION

PAYS THE SAME AMOUNT OF MONEY?

A misconception when we use the term “equity” is that each IPTAY donor sitting next to another IPTAY donor is donating the same amount as the other. This is true in some cases, but there are many other factors that contribute to this not being exact. Obviously, the quantity of tickets is the main factor, as well as the parking the donors request for their IPTAY annual donation. The per-seat donation that IPTAY requires members to contribute is the minimum donors can contribute to renew their seats.

Many IPTAY donors contribute more than the required donation. However, one must consider all of the factors, including parking priority, seat locations and most critically, that each donation is supporting the mission of IPTAY—supporting Clemson student-athletes through scholarships, facilities and academic support. Q: WHY IS THE SEAT EQUITY PLAN IMPORTANT?

The preferred seating component within IPTAY is a vital part of the IPTAY Annual Fund. The funds generated by the IPTAY Seat Equity Plan go directly to supporting our student-athletes by way of athletic scholarships, new and upgraded facilities and student-athlete academic support services. These dollars continue to be critical in IPTAY’s efforts to provide the necessary resources to all student-athletes to be top competitors in the classroom and in athletic competition amidst the rising costs associated with intercollegiate athletics.

Q: WILL THE IPTAY SEAT EQUITY PLAN BE REQUIRED

BEYOND 2022?

Yes. The IPTAY Seat Equity Plan works in conjunction with your annual IPTAY contribution and will be necessary for your season ticket renewal each year. Also, the donation levels and seat values associated with each specific section may be revised to address the future needs of IPTAY and the Clemson University Athletic Department. The IPTAY Board and the athletic department will review the IPTAY Seat Equity Plan each year.

Q: DO I HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE ANNUAL IPTAY SEAT EQUITY PLAN TO KEEP MY SEASON TICKET LOCATION?

Yes. The IPTAY Seat Equity Plan is a requirement for renewal of season tickets in these identified priority locations. Please note all seating areas within Memorial Stadium have an associated per-seat value.

Q: HOW WILL THIS AFFECT MY PARKING ASSIGNMENT?

Parking is reassigned on an annual basis using each donor’s annual giving level and priority point total. As donors make a decision to increase their giving to retain seats or to request seat improvements, parking assignments may be affected.

Q: CAN I USE MY EMPLOYER’S MATCHING GIFT PROGRAM

TOWARD MY CONTRIBUTIONS FOR THE IPTAY SEAT EQUITY PLAN?

Yes. If your employer will match a gift to an athletic program, you can use these funds to fulfill the IPTAY Seat Equity Plan contribution. The matching contribution will only be credited to your account when the funds are received by IPTAY.

AWAY-GAME & POSTSEASON TICKET INFORMATION

Away-game and postseason tickets are allocated based on IPTAY Priority Points. For some away games, a Priority Point cutoff, as well as ticket limits, may be put in place to give as many IPTAY donors as possible the opportunity to purchase tickets. In the event that the number of orders received for an away game exceeds the available allotment, those who do not meet the point requirement will be notified and refunded the purchase price.

PAYMENT METHODS

The Clemson Athletic Ticket Office accepts payment by VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, cash and check. Please make checks payable to CUAD.

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