- Mar 19, 2016
If you are right, that the seat price counts towards donation, I still have to pony up more. And I dont consider between $1000 and $2500 a year for 37 years a small donation. And that is before company match.I suspect that all of those outraged were providing little donations to UCONN since my understanding of the new policy is that there is no requirement to increase your donation, as you can keep your seat location as long as you maintain in total dollars between the seat donation and annual donation the same as you gave in total donations the year before.
Therefore the only ones for whom it would cost more are those who gave less than the seat donation the year before. For most seats that is very small donation, for the more expensive seats too many of those were purchased and never used. Those unused seats are likely to be given up and used to leverage more donations which are desperately needed to remain competitive.
I believe there are a lot of seats in great locations not being used and for which there are no current donations coming in.
For those who can afford to maintain their seat locations but decide to bail, they probably will regret that decision in a couple of years as the new policy does enable new donors to quickly move ahead in points with the result being a season ticket holder who bailed and wants to return a couple of years later will find they cannot qualify for the same seats even.
I believe there will be a lot of new donors who have felt shut out coming in to grab the tickets being freed up.