FINANCIAL & ADMINISTRATIVE (407D)
TICKET OFFICE: DISTRIBUTION
Kansas Athletics strives to generate maximum revenue while allowing for the fair and equitable distribution of available game tickets. The priority point system is designed to recognize individuals or groups who support University of Kansas athletic teams through the purchase of season tickets and/or through donor support. Although the allocation of student body tickets has been designated a high priority by Kansas Athletics, the popularity of a particular game may result in some students not being able to receive a ticket.
Each Kansas Athletics staff member involved in the handling of tickets is expected to uphold the integrity of the system.
The Director of Athletics, in conjunction with the selected administrative staff members, reviews ticket allocation and seating priorities on an annual basis. Groups considered for ticket priorities are as follows: the Chancellor, Board-of-Regents, student-athletes, the University student body, coaches and senior staff members, season ticket holders, opponents and individuals receiving complimentary tickets. (For detailed information on complimentary tickets, see Policy 408C, Ticket Office: Complimentary Tickets, in this Manual.)
The factors which are considered when determining season ticket priorities include, but are not limited to:
Priority Point System
The Director of Ticket Operations ensures that tickets are distributed according to established priorities.
See Policy 903, WEF, Policy 707, Marketing and Promotions, and Policy 414, Courtesy Cars, for additional information regarding tickets which are allocated for trade-outs and donor benefits.
Ticket Reorder Priorities
The Williams Educational Fund (WEF) and Ticket Office utilize a computerized priority point system to designate seating assignments for season ticket. Ticket priorities at KU are based on a point system to reward loyalty and total dollar contribution to The Williams Educational Fund.
Points are calculated at the time of ticket distribution. Bonus points are based on current annual gifts and are not cumulative.
Contributors to the WEF are given priority on available season tickets (see Ticket Priorities above). However, being a donor does not guarantee the right to obtain season tickets. Seating is assigned according to the Priority Points System with special consideration given to special handling situations.
Season ticket holders do not acquire a property interest in the seats represented by their tickets and only purchase a seat license from year to year. As such, neither the seats nor the priority points may not be assigned, transferred from one person to another, nor pass through a testamentary devise. In the event of the death of a season ticket holder, the surviving spouse retains the couple's accrued priority points.
Seating assignments are made based on the Priority Point System. As designated by the Director of Athletics, some prime seating is reserved for VIPs, recruiting requirements, corporate sponsors, senior staff and the handicapped. Additionally, all season ticket patrons should be aware that seats are reassigned annually.
Conference Games Seating Requirements
Per Big 12 Conference rules: For all sports which charge admission (with the exception of football, basketball, and baseball), each host institution will make available a number of tickets equal to twice the number of individuals in each travel squad.
Student participation in athletics events is of prime importance and every effort will be made to encourage maximum participation by students. The pricing of student tickets will be as low as possible and commensurate with the funding viability of the athletics program. The goal is for the pricing of the student sports combo ticket not to exceed one-half of the faculty/staff ticket prices. Student representatives will be involved in pricing decisions.
There are currently 4,000 seats allocated to students for men's basketball and a minimum of 8,500 for football.
Prices for student tickets are as follows:
Students will receive free admission into all other sports with valid student ID. Note that there may be limits to how many seats are held for students. Having a valid ID does not guarantee admittance.
The Director of Athletics determines the distribution of tickets for special events, such as tournaments and bowl games, after consultation with appropriate staff members and the Head Coach of the designated sport.
Faculty/Staff Tickets - all sports but men's basketball
To encourage maximum participation by faculty/staff in attendance at athletics events, season tickets for this group will be priced at 80% of the public rate. Faculty/staff members may purchase two tickets at this reduced rate. Faculty/staff members may also purchase tickets at this price for their children of high school age and younger when available. Tickets purchased by faculty/staff members are intended for use by the faculty/staff member, their spouse (guest if single) and their children of high school age and younger. Faculty/staff members are not permitted to sell their tickets.
Faculty/Staff Men's Basketball
The SenEx Plan for Faculty & Staff with Discounted Tickets
Allocation of Tickets:
Non-2003/04 Ticket Holders:
To encourage maximum participation by the general public at all KU athletics events, prices set are commensurate with prices at peer institutions across the country and within the Big Twelve Conference.
Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics
Members of the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Intercollegiate Athletics are entitled to purchase two (2) season tickets at the applicable rate in football and men's basketball. Additionally, Committee members will receive complimentary entrance to all other home regular season intercollegiate events for themselves and immediate family/significant other by signing in.
Additional (or new) tickets purchased at the applicable rate revert to Kansas Athletics at the conclusion of the board member's term.
NCAA and Big 12 Tournament Ticket Allocation - Basketball
This policy statement is intended to serve as a guideline for the distribution of basketball post-season tournament tickets when the demand for tickets exceeds the supply of tickets.
Distribution within the faculty/staff and student groups will be on a lottery basis. Tickets will be for personal use only and must be picked up in person at the game site. Faculty/staff orders will be limited to two (2) tickets. Student orders will be limited to one (1) ticket per student.