FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS|
Q: Why are donation level adjustments being implemented for the 2014 football season and beyond?
A: The recent success of the Aggie football program has included three straight FBS bowl appearances and a conference championship. The desire to remain competitive on the national level is not only a goal of the Utah State Athletics department, but is expressed by our fans, alumni and friends.
The Utah State Athletics department ranks in the bottom third of the Mountain West Conference in terms of overall budget. All revenue streams must be analyzed in order to maximize resources in support of more than 400 student-athletes and 14 varsity programs.
Q: How will the donation level adjustments be utilized by Aggie Athletics?
A: By adjusting the Big Blue Scholarship Fund priority seating program for football, USU Athletics generates necessary resources that will be used to fund rising scholarship costs and provide room and board, books, and academic support to current and future Aggie student-athletes.
By directly supporting scholarship costs, USU Athletics is able to reallocate additional revenue to enhance the game day experience for fans, continue to attract talented student-athletes with improved amenities, and retain successful coaching staffs by funding competitive salaries.
Q: I am a current football season ticket holder. How do the 2014 adjustments affect me?
A: While the purchase price of west side chair back, east side reserved, and general admission season tickets will not be increased, some patrons sitting in Big Blue Scholarship Fund priority seating areas may see an increase in their annual donation required to keep their current seat location.
In addition to the west side chair back seating area, rows 1-12 of the three middle sections of the south end zone (D,E,F) will be included as a reserved Big Blue Scholarship Fund priority seating area at the $100 per seat level. The ticket purchase price for these areas will increase from $95 to $130.
Q: Why require a separate priority seating donation in addition to the season ticket cost?
A: Utah State University Athletics uses the revenue generated from Big Blue Scholarship Fund priority seating gifts to help offset approximately $4.3M in annual student-athletes scholarship costs paid to the university. In return for your contribution to the Big Blue Scholarship Fund, your gift is 80% tax deductable and the Big Blue Scholarship Fund provides you with benefits such as preferred parking, access to single game and post season tickets in advance of the general public, and much more. It is important for all Aggies to become members of the Big Blue Scholarship Fund.
For Big Blue Scholarship Fund membership benefit information visit bigbluefund.net.
Q: How do I know if I am sitting in a Big Blue Scholarship Fund priority seating area?
A: Chair back seats along the west side and the first 12 rows of sections D, E, F in the south end zone of Romney Stadium are considered Big Blue Scholarship Fund priority seating areas. A map detailing specific seat locations and the associated per-seat donation requirements is enclosed.
Q: When is the deadline to renew my Aggie season tickets?
A: May 1 is the deadline to renew your football season tickets and is the recommended deadline to renew your annual gift to the Big Blue Scholarship Fund (if applicable) to avoid delays in the delivery of your season tickets and parking.
Aug 30 is the deadline to renew your men's basketball season tickets.
Q: How do I renew my season tickets and make my Big Blue Scholarship Fund annual donation (if applicable)?
A: To renew your season tickets and annual donation, please mail the enclosed renewal from with payment to:
Utah State Athletics Ticket Office
7600 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-7600
You can also renew over the phone by contacting the Athletics Ticket Office at 1-888-USTATE1 or the Big Blue Scholarship Fund Office at 435-797-BLUE (2583).
Automatic monthly payment plans are available through consultation with an athletics ticket office representative by calling 1-888-USTATE1.
Payroll deduction is available for all USU employees. To set up your monthly payroll deduction, please contact an athletics ticket office representative by calling 1-888-USTATE1.
Q: What if I do not renew my season tickets by the appropriate deadlines?
A: Season ticket holders who do not renew their season tickets by the published deadlines will be unable to participate in the optional seat selection process and their seats will be made available for purchase by other season ticket holders.
Q: I am a current season ticket holder. Do I have to participate in the seat selection process?
A: No. Only season ticket holders who have renewed prior to the appropriate deadline (May 1 for football and August 30 for men's basketball) and wish to view available seat locations and/or make a new seat selection should participate in this event. However, you will still need to renew your tickets prior to the deadlines to retain your current seats.
Q: How do I become eligible to participate in the football and/or men's basketball seat selection process?
A: The optional seat selection process will only be offered to current football and/or men's basketball season ticket holders who have indicated interest in participating in the seat selection process on their season ticket renewal form by checking the appropriate box, and submitting their ticket renewal with payment for current seats prior to the published renewal deadlines (Football-May 1, Basketball-August 30).
Q: When will the seat selection process begin?
A: There will be three optional seat selection processes for season ticket holders who have renewed their season tickets and have indicated interest in participating in the events on their renewal form prior to the renewal deadlines. All patrons participating in the event will receive an invitation to select new seats in order of their Big Blue Scholarship Fund Priority Points total. The patron with the most points will be invited to select first.
Football Seat Selection for NEW SOUTH END ZONE CHAIRBACKS: Late April
Football Seat Selection for West side chair backs and east side reserved bleacher seating: Late May
Men's Basketball Seat Selection: Early September
Q: Will more information about the seat selection process be made available?
A: Yes. Detailed information about the optional seat selection process will be made available in early May for football and early August for men's basketball.