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Title: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: TallTitan34 on July 20, 2020, 11:02:01 AM
 
Good Morning,
 
I hope this email finds you and your families safe and well.  It is important that you read the entirety of the email as we detail out the season ticket information for the upcoming year.  You'll also have the opportunity to purchase your season tickets today!
 
We would like to THANK YOU again for your support of Marquette Basketball.  There are numerous questions about the future impact of this coronavirus, including how it may impact our 2020-21 men’s basketball season. While we do not have answers to those questions presently, it is also premature to speculate about what the landscape will look like four months from now. We will continue to follow the advice and directives from national, state, local and University leaders, health experts and medical officials. Please know that we are dedicated to protecting the health, safety and well-being of our student-athletes, coaches, staff and our many supporters and fans. We are all counting down the days until we can safely come together again in Fiserv Forum.
 
We understand this ordeal has impacted most of you and because of that, we have decided to institute the following measures, specifically for the 2020-21 men’s basketball season. These measures are designed to give Marquette fans the confidence and flexibility you need as you invest and support our team moving forward, and to offer assurance that you will be reimbursed in full on season tickets for any men’s basketball games that are not played this season. These are unprecedented times, and we understand that there is a great deal of uncertainty as we focus on the present but also look ahead to the 2020-21 season.
 
•   There will be no season ticket price increase this year on any seat in Fiserv Forum
•   There will be no increase this year on the recommended minimum per-seat scholarship contribution
•   Blue & Gold Fund membership levels will remain the same from last year; benefits of membership within those levels are unchanged.
•   Our payment plan options have been extended and are flexible; payments can be spread out over three- or four-month periods with completion by November 16, 2020. Marquette Faculty and Staff can continue to use payroll deduction as an option. Custom payment plans are also available by calling the Marquette Ticket Office.
•   #WeAreMarquette Ticket Assurance Plan - If games are canceled or postponed, due to circumstances beyond our control that prevents your ticket from being used, you will have the following choices for game(s) impacted:
•   Donate the full or partial value to the Blue & Gold Fund in support of Marquette Athletics if the season is condensed or cancelled
•   Apply the full or partial value as a credit toward the purchase of the 2021-22 season tickets if the season is condensed or cancelled
•   Receive a full or partial refund to their original method of payment if the season is condensed or cancelled. The prorated value will only include the processing fees paid by the ticket holder if the entire season is cancelled.

•   For a full rundown of frequently asked questions (FAQ's) about Marquette Men's Basketball tickets as well as other information please visit MUBBGameday.com.

 
These measures are all a part of the larger process we are instituting this season, Marquette Select. The impact of COVID-19 has forced us to make some alterations for this season. However, we are excited to rollout the framework of what our new seating process will look like going forward. The main takeaways and improvements of Marquette Select are the following:
 
•   Opportunity to maintain the same seat location every other year
•   Select specific seats during the Marquette Select process
•   Still be able to upgrade, change or add seats every year
 
At this point you have a few options on how to proceed for this season:
 
Option #1 – I would like to keep my same seats from the 2019-2020 season
•   Complete the payment process through your My Marquette Account by paying in full or opting-in to the payment plan
•   By choosing this option you will still be assigned Marquette Select time when you may log in to view available seat options and make changes if you wish
Option #2 – I would like season tickets for the 2020-21 season but want to change seat locations
•   Log into your My Marquette Account and pay the $100 deposit to reserve your Marquette Select Time

•   By declining to pay for the seats you had during the 2019-20 season, these seats will be released from your account and made available during Marquette Select
Option #3 – I may want to keep the same seats but I am interested in exploring other options
•   Marquette Athletics recommends choosing the option to maintain your previous seat location and choosing one of the payment options to ensure you will have those seats as an option, in the event you do not find seats your prefer during Marquette Select.
 
The Marquette Athletic Department reserves the right to change any seating assignment without prior notice, thus there are no guarantees.
 
To order your 2020-21 season tickets please follow these steps.  This information will also be arriving via mail in the coming weeks.
 
1.   Click the button at the top of the email or follow this link; My Marquette Account

2.   Enter your log-in information
3.   Active invoices appear on the left panel of the screen. Please be sure to complete all active invoices; ticket and scholarship contribution.
4.   The Summary displays all pricing information.  Click Continue to move past the Summary step.
5.   Answer the questions in Step 2. Read all prompts that will assist you in completing the process.
6.   Complete Step 3 – Payment
•   Paying in full or opting in to the payment plan keeps the seats in your account, making them unavailable for others to purchase during Marquette Select
•   Paying in full, opting in to the payment plan OR paying the $100 deposit is required to be assigned a Marquette Select time
•   Payroll Deduction only available to current Marquette University employees.
•   Once completed you will receive a confirmation email.
 
Marquette Select will be held in September, specific dates are to be determined.  Selection times will be emailed in late August, please call the Marquette Ticket Office after September 1st if you do not receive your emailed time, as Marquette Select times WILL NOT be mailed.  Marquette Select is optional for any season ticket members who opt to maintain the same seats from last season.  Any changes you make during Marquette Select will be immediately reflected in your account and you will receive an updated invoice at the completion of your seat selection.  Accounts that paid the $100 deposit will need to log in during their Marquette Select time to make a seat selection.
 
Thank you again for everything you do to support Marquette Athletics and our Men’s Basketball program. We hope to see you back in Fiserv Forum this season. Should you have any questions, please contact the Marquette Ticket Office by phone or text at (414) 288-4668 or by email at athletics@marquette.edu. Please note the Marquette Ticket Office is operating with limited staff, our campus is closed, and this will likely be the case for the near future. We appreciate your patience and will respond to e-mails and phone messages as quickly as we can.
 
Go Marquette!
 


Brian Morgan
Assistant Athletics Director - Ticket Sales & Strategy
Marquette University
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: TallTitan34 on July 20, 2020, 11:04:33 AM
Does anyone know if we decide to skip tickets this year if we can keep our points?  I don't see that mentioned in the e-mail.

If not I'm buying one of the cheapest available seats and not going.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: MUfan12 on July 20, 2020, 11:08:46 AM
1) We don't know if there will be a season.
2) We don't know if there will be fans.
3) If so, we don't know how many.
4) We don't know what protocols will be in place.
5) So, uh, how about that ticket deposit?
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: cheebs09 on July 20, 2020, 11:10:50 AM
Does anyone know if we decide to skip tickets this year if we can keep our points?  I don't see that mentioned in the e-mail.

If not I'm buying one of the cheapest available seats and not going.

As someone who sits in that section, I’m expecting a lot of that. I would be interested to hear what happens if only 5,000 fans are allowed. In that scenario, I’m probably staying home and would volunteer to give up my seats as long as I keep my points.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: mu_hilltopper on July 20, 2020, 11:15:12 AM
I note the language about selecting "specific seats" during re-seating.  I assume that means you're no longer selecting just the row (and aisle pref.)

Wasn't the rationale for that change a tax law /donation thing? 

Did the tax law change, or was that a false "reason"?
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: MUfan12 on July 20, 2020, 11:23:31 AM
If they said "Put down the $100 deposit and you keep your points" I'd have it in already, whether I kept tickets or not.

But with all the unknown, and in the middle of a major spike, I thought this was incredibly tonedeaf from them.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: cheebs09 on July 20, 2020, 11:28:45 AM
I don’t see a date we have to do this. Just that the Marquette Select process kicks off in September.

I wonder if some of this timing is Fiserv Forum/Bucks owners related.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: MU62 on July 20, 2020, 12:04:11 PM
Before the new Federal tax law took effect with the 2018 tax returns, a specific seat caused problems as to sales tax. That was never explained adequately by Marquette which seemed to infer an IRS problem when the specific seating issue was raised. At that time you could deduct 80% of a mandated donation required for athletic events on your Federal return.  Now there is no donation at all so the specific seat is moot as far as the IRS is concerned. I am not sure as to the sales tax issue.
   
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: martyconlonontherun on July 20, 2020, 01:26:10 PM
1) We don't know if there will be a season.
2) We don't know if there will be fans.
3) If so, we don't know how many.
4) We don't know what protocols will be in place.
5) So, uh, how about that ticket deposit?

Bucks are just as bad. They are continuing with the monthly payment for NEXT year's games. Seems like it will be a cluster again in five months when they need to refund money.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: Fluffy Blue Monster on July 20, 2020, 01:38:12 PM
Bucks are just as bad. They are continuing with the monthly payment for NEXT year's games. Seems like it will be a cluster again in five months when they need to refund money.

Always better to have to refund money than try to collect money later.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: bilsu on July 20, 2020, 02:32:35 PM
If they said "Put down the $100 deposit and you keep your points" I'd have it in already, whether I kept tickets or not.

But with all the unknown, and in the middle of a major spike, I thought this was incredibly tonedeaf from them.
I would also pay $100 to keep my points. I have no interest in going to games.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: TallTitan34 on July 20, 2020, 02:42:38 PM
I would also pay $100 to keep my points. I have no interest in going to games.

Same.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: Mr. Nielsen on July 20, 2020, 03:09:58 PM
We have games. I'll pay my money. Ready for some Fiserv Forum!
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: Warrior2008 on July 20, 2020, 03:13:43 PM
If they said "Put down the $100 deposit and you keep your points" I'd have it in already, whether I kept tickets or not.

But with all the unknown, and in the middle of a major spike, I thought this was incredibly tonedeaf from them.

At the very least, this should be an option and one I would probably do.  I get that the athletic department is completing due diligence in the very outside chance that the season can go on as normal. but the idea of putting large numbers of people inside the Fiserv or even the Al does not match the current reality as conferences are cancelling or altering the Fall Sports schedules.

I do think there is a level of irony here too as they sent this out right at the same time the University is lobbying to just get kids back on campus and in classrooms.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: brewcity77 on July 20, 2020, 04:25:42 PM
I find it interesting to offer an option to keep your seats when there will be, at a bare minimum, significant distancing measures in place. How can you guarantee everyone keep their seats when we'll need to be distanced from each other?
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: Fluffy Blue Monster on July 20, 2020, 04:27:58 PM
Because it doesn't seem like Marquette is operating any differently than the status quo.  Which is interesting.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: Dr. Blackheart on July 20, 2020, 04:50:22 PM
I find it interesting to offer an option to keep your seats when there will be, at a bare minimum, significant distancing measures in place. How can you guarantee everyone keep their seats when we'll need to be distanced from each other?

No packs, no single game tickets?
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: brewcity77 on July 20, 2020, 07:14:03 PM
No packs, no single game tickets?

Even then, at least 75% of the people around me were STHs. I imagine that's the case for the majority of the lower bowl. I have to imagine they are expecting a number of non-renewals, but it seems like an odd guarantee to make.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: MU62 on July 20, 2020, 08:27:52 PM
Seeing as a sizable amount of money we will be paying up front is the mandatory donation, assuming no games will they be refunding any of that sizable donation.  No.
That is what I think this is all about. 
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: Mendota on July 21, 2020, 10:03:23 AM
I saw there was a mention of refunds for games being cancelled or postponed. Didn’t see any mention of refunds if games are played without fans. Did I miss that somewhere?
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: Fluffy Blue Monster on July 21, 2020, 10:25:23 AM
http://mubbgameday.com/faq.html

If you look at the "Refunds" portion of the FAQ, it looks as though you can get your seat donation refunded if the entire season is cancelled.  But it looks as though you will only get the per game ticket refund if specific games are cancelled.  It doesn't address if the season goes on but fans are not allowed in the stands, but I think it implies that you would get the donation back.

This FAQ needs a little beefing up IMO.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: Dr. Blackheart on July 21, 2020, 11:54:27 AM
Even then, at least 75% of the people around me were STHs. I imagine that's the case for the majority of the lower bowl. I have to imagine they are expecting a number of non-renewals, but it seems like an odd guarantee to make.

Well, combine the students as they are already together and won't be at any games from before Thanksgiving until late January.  Spread folks out.  Will you be in your exact seat if limited? Of course not but we could maybe get a "like" seat.  Or they could rotate the games you can attend. No easy task but there is sway.

As to donations and upfront fees, there might not be MU sports in the future without this revenue. A tough place to be. I thought MUAD was pretty flexible with options with about 70% unknown.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: Retire0 on July 21, 2020, 01:26:02 PM
If Michigan football can suspend their points system, MU can do the same.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: MUfan12 on July 21, 2020, 01:36:30 PM
It sounds like there will be an option to donate and keep your points.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: bilsu on July 21, 2020, 01:43:43 PM
At the very least, this should be an option and one I would probably do.  I get that the athletic department is completing due diligence in the very outside chance that the season can go on as normal. but the idea of putting large numbers of people inside the Fiserv or even the Al does not match the current reality as conferences are cancelling or altering the Fall Sports schedules.

I do think there is a level of irony here too as they sent this out right at the same time the University is lobbying to just get kids back on campus and in classrooms.
They are not doing due diligence, if they are not reading MUscoop.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: MU Fan in Connecticut on July 27, 2020, 01:59:36 PM
Fiserv Forum on game day?
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: axaguy on August 28, 2020, 05:00:36 PM
I'm no math wizard but can read, write and follow instructions. The ticket process is awful... First, 8/31 is not Friday as stated on the letter received from the ticket office.
Proofreader needed? Which item is incorrect? The Friday need or the 8/31 date for completion?
Next. I opted for the four payment plan.. When I submitted my initial payment #1 it calculates the ticket price plus the stadium fee and divides by four, no problem here.
But when I print the updated invoice the four monthly amounts due listed on the bottom of the invoice are far less than what I was billed or should be and does not add up to anything listed anywhere.
The system stinks and is awful. Just about ready to throw in the towel and cancel/stop buying season Tix for a season that may not ever materialize..
What am I not seeing here??? Frustrated.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: cschor on August 28, 2020, 05:15:37 PM
I was very similarly confused. I gave up and just called the ticket office and had the guy set it up, he was very helpful.  The 31st is a Monday so you can probably just call it in then. Good luck!
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: MUfan12 on August 28, 2020, 05:19:23 PM
I put my deposit down, and will buy the cheapest single seat available at my selection time.

Since there's almost no chance of using it, I'll just get a head start on my 2021 invoice and help the athletic department out a little bit in the meantime.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: ChuckyChip on August 28, 2020, 07:09:30 PM
I'm no math wizard but can read, write and follow instructions. The ticket process is awful... First, 8/31 is not Friday as stated on the letter received from the ticket office.
Proofreader needed? Which item is incorrect? The Friday need or the 8/31 date for completion?
Next. I opted for the four payment plan.. When I submitted my initial payment #1 it calculates the ticket price plus the stadium fee and divides by four, no problem here.
But when I print the updated invoice the four monthly amounts due listed on the bottom of the invoice are far less than what I was billed or should be and does not add up to anything listed anywhere.
The system stinks and is awful. Just about ready to throw in the towel and cancel/stop buying season Tix for a season that may not ever materialize..
What am I not seeing here??? Frustrated.

Well first, they calculated the Wisconsin sales tax incorrectly on the printed invoices (forgot to remove the Miller Park tax) so the online amount would not match because it was corrected.  Second, they did not add the "recommended" Blue & Gold donation.  I don't know when they will be collecting that. 
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: radome on August 28, 2020, 10:34:50 PM
Just about ready to throw in the towel and cancel/stop buying season Tix for a season that may not ever materialize..
Agreed. I am not renewing. Didn't even try to offer any concessions.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: brewcity77 on August 29, 2020, 07:27:14 AM
I put my deposit down, and will buy the cheapest single seat available at my selection time.

Since there's almost no chance of using it, I'll just get a head start on my 2021 invoice and help the athletic department out a little bit in the meantime.

I think I'm going this route too. I don't expect to go to any games this year just because that seems to be how things are going, but I want to make sure I don't lose the points I've built and I've seen nothing to indicate they plan to grant waivers to people that opt out this year.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: axaguy on August 29, 2020, 08:36:53 AM
As big of fans as we are of MU and sports in general I think ALL sports industry people are going to have to re-evaluate their their futures....big time. During this pandemic we have undergone "shortages and rationing" of many things including our leisure time activities and have found we CAN live WITHOUT sports.... Other activities have replaced, in many instances, our worshiping of all sporting events...
ALL sports industry people had better take note of the adjustments going on right now because "things will never be the same."
Interest has been diverted and lost, other activities have claimed that time and not everyone is going to return at the same level of interest and participation.
MU and college sports programs are among those that had better take note....
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: HutchwasClutch on August 29, 2020, 09:21:47 AM
As big of fans as we are of MU and sports in general I think ALL sports industry people are going to have to re-evaluate their their futures....big time. During this pandemic we have undergone "shortages and rationing" of many things including our leisure time activities and have found we CAN live WITHOUT sports.... Other activities have replaced, in many instances, our worshiping of all sporting events...
ALL sports industry people had better take note of the adjustments going on right now because "things will never be the same."
Interest has been diverted and lost, other activities have claimed that time and not everyone is going to return at the same level of interest and participation.
MU and college sports programs are among those that had better take note....

Absolutely agree ax!  Very well put.  You’re ahead of the curve.  A reckoning is coming.  The shut downs of the pandemic made people realize sports is not our lifeblood.  We can find joy and happiness in many other pursuits. 

All the fake and hypocritical  SJW’s polluting professional sports especially are just going to kill the golden goose. NBA ratings were already in a free fall before the nonsense virtue signaling of this week. 

Good, maybe these massive egos will be reined in eventually. 
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: brewcity77 on August 29, 2020, 09:29:13 AM
Absolutely agree ax!  Very well put.  You’re ahead of the curve.  A reckoning is coming.  The shut downs of the pandemic made people realize sports is not our lifeblood.  We can find joy and happiness in many other pursuits. 

All the fake and hypocritical  SJW’s polluting professional sports especially are just going to kill the golden goose. NBA ratings were already in a free fall before the nonsense virtue signaling of this week. 

Good, maybe these massive egos will be reined in eventually.

LOL. We should all aspire to be Warriors for Social Justice. There is no shame whatsoever in that title. Those that don't fight for social justice are the ones that should be ashamed. Who in their right mind is against justice, other than tyrants?

Maybe you should reconsider the Cura Personalis motto that Marquette is founded on and the feelings of the players that represent Marquette.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: Fluffy Blue Monster on August 29, 2020, 11:03:47 AM
Absolutely agree ax!  Very well put.  You’re ahead of the curve.  A reckoning is coming.  The shut downs of the pandemic made people realize sports is not our lifeblood.  We can find joy and happiness in many other pursuits. 

All the fake and hypocritical  SJW’s polluting professional sports especially are just going to kill the golden goose. NBA ratings were already in a free fall before the nonsense virtue signaling of this week. 

Good, maybe these massive egos will be reined in eventually. 



Let’s not judge NBA ratings yet. Need to see how this plays out in a normal season.

But let me guess, you have no problem with displays of patriotism and standing up for veterans during games right? 
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: bilsu on August 29, 2020, 11:37:00 AM
As big of fans as we are of MU and sports in general I think ALL sports industry people are going to have to re-evaluate their their futures....big time. During this pandemic we have undergone "shortages and rationing" of many things including our leisure time activities and have found we CAN live WITHOUT sports.... Other activities have replaced, in many instances, our worshiping of all sporting events...
ALL sports industry people had better take note of the adjustments going on right now because "things will never be the same."
Interest has been diverted and lost, other activities have claimed that time and not everyone is going to return at the same level of interest and participation.
MU and college sports programs are among those that had better take note....
I agree with you. There are better ways to spend my money.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: Newsdreams on August 29, 2020, 07:09:57 PM
Absolutely agree ax!  Very well put.  You’re ahead of the curve.  A reckoning is coming.  The shut downs of the pandemic made people realize sports is not our lifeblood.  We can find joy and happiness in many other pursuits. 

All the fake and hypocritical  SJW’s polluting professional sports especially are just going to kill the golden goose. NBA ratings were already in a free fall before the nonsense virtue signaling of this week. 

Good, maybe these massive egos will be reined in eventually.
NBA has about 20x to 30x the fans internationally. The expansion of the NBA is globally. That has been the route for about the past 10 years. They're exploring international teams. FIBA already has a Champions model like FIFA. The NBA was smart they have been exporting for a while. Rosters are very international. I think NFL has mist to worry starting with all health issues regarding concussions. It will be hard for them to complete the season just too many players per team.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: We R Final Four on August 29, 2020, 08:04:51 PM
As big of fans as we are of MU and sports in general I think ALL sports industry people are going to have to re-evaluate their their futures....big time. During this pandemic we have undergone "shortages and rationing" of many things including our leisure time activities and have found we CAN live WITHOUT sports.... Other activities have replaced, in many instances, our worshiping of all sporting events...
ALL sports industry people had better take note of the adjustments going on right now because "things will never be the same."
Interest has been diverted and lost, other activities have claimed that time and not everyone is going to return at the same level of interest and participation.
MU and college sports programs are among those that had better take note....
Maybe.. we shall see.

I have several family members who declared “They will never watch MLB again!” After the last strike shortened season.

Now, it’s Go Brewers!




Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: cheebs09 on August 31, 2020, 11:13:35 AM
So the process was pretty messy for me this morning. I decided to not do the same seats and choose the option for the $100 deposit. However, it doesn’t look like i actually paid that yet, despite clicking all the buttons. I have an invoice, but the total is the price of my seats last year.

Will the $100 be due at a different time?
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: DienerTime34 on August 31, 2020, 02:02:04 PM
Maybe.. we shall see.

I have several family members who declared “They will never watch MLB again!” After the last strike shortened season.

Now, it’s Go Brewers!

There is a major discrepancy between the number of people claiming they will boycott something on social media or message boards, vs. the number that do so in real life.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: TallTitan34 on August 31, 2020, 02:37:12 PM
So the process was pretty messy for me this morning. I decided to not do the same seats and choose the option for the $100 deposit. However, it doesn’t look like i actually paid that yet, despite clicking all the buttons. I have an invoice, but the total is the price of my seats last year.

Will the $100 be due at a different time?

I had this problem awhile back and contacted them.  They told me have have to go in manually and adjust it.  They do that once a week.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: MUDPT on August 31, 2020, 02:39:46 PM
So the process was pretty messy for me this morning. I decided to not do the same seats and choose the option for the $100 deposit. However, it doesn’t look like i actually paid that yet, despite clicking all the buttons. I have an invoice, but the total is the price of my seats last year.

Will the $100 be due at a different time?

I don't think you could pay the $100 deposit? It was either the payment plan or pay for them in full?  Or maybe it was for those that chose different seats.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: cheebs09 on August 31, 2020, 02:50:16 PM
I don't think you could pay the $100 deposit? It was either the payment plan or pay for them in full?  Or maybe it was for those that chose different seats.

I selected the option for new seats since we are going down from 2 to 1 seat that we need. If I was keeping everything the same, I think I would have needed to pay the full amount. I just have to do re-seating now.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: saucy1_23 on September 04, 2020, 01:49:33 PM
I paid $225 ($100 donation) to skip the season and save our points.  Been a ticketholder since 1995 but not feeling it this year for multiple reasons.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: We R Final Four on September 04, 2020, 03:34:50 PM
Forgive my ignorance, but wouldn’t buying a single cheap seat (including the $100 donation) save your points, save you ~$75, and have a ticket to all the games?
Even if you don’t go to one game, you would be better off, no?
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: saucy1_23 on September 04, 2020, 09:02:05 PM
I spoke to the director or ticket sales and he advised me on that $225.  Guess he coulda shined me on for an extra $50. Well played MU 😁😉

Forgive my ignorance, but wouldn’t buying a single cheap seat (including the $100 donation) save your points, save you ~$75, and have a ticket to all the games?
Even if you don’t go to one game, you would be better off, no?
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: guzica on September 04, 2020, 09:25:15 PM
U save your points, but not your seats.... so you in essence start from just a place in line...But if you pay to keep your seats and end up the boys playing w/o fans, you dont  lose your seats.  If you liked your seats last year, u start over, maybe not as good seats...  correct??
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: rocky_warrior on September 05, 2020, 01:13:44 AM
U save your points, but not your seats....

Points are essentially your place in line for seats, so the next reseating you should be back where you were... Or better.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: bilsu on September 05, 2020, 08:14:22 AM
I did not renew and my seats went back to the 1955-56 season. I do not think points are as important as they used to be. The tiered pricing makes good seats available and I suspect there will be a significant drop in season ticket holders, so even more seats will be available next year.

I did not drop, because of the virus. I had already decided to do so. However, the virus made it easy to stick to my decision to drop. The total cost vs. staying at home and watching the games on TV did not seem like it was worth it to me.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: 1SE on September 05, 2020, 04:08:53 PM
I did not renew and my seats went back to the 1955-56 season. I do not think points are as important as they used to be. The tiered pricing makes good seats available and I suspect there will be a significant drop in season ticket holders, so even more seats will be available next year.

I did not drop, because of the virus. I had already decided to do so. However, the virus made it easy to stick to my decision to drop. The total cost vs. staying at home and watching the games on TV did not seem like it was worth it to me.

Were those your grandparents' seats or are you like 90 years old? Either way, impressive.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: bilsu on September 05, 2020, 06:57:12 PM
Were those your grandparents' seats or are you like 90 years old? Either way, impressive.
Originally my fathers. I started going to games in 1962. I am 68 years old.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: 4everwarriors on September 05, 2020, 07:07:05 PM
Originally my fathers. I started going to games in 1962. I am 68 years old.


🙌🏻
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: muwarrior69 on September 06, 2020, 09:00:18 AM

Let’s not judge NBA ratings yet. Need to see how this plays out in a normal season.

But let me guess, you have no problem with displays of patriotism and standing up for veterans during games right?

Really? With incidents like this where the black player is not even disciplined? 

https://www.redstate.com/mike_miller/2020/08/23/really-nba-black-player-calls-white-player-‘bch-a-white-boy-—-gets-schooled-by-black-espn-host-watch/
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: Fluffy Blue Monster on September 06, 2020, 11:25:42 AM
Really? With incidents like this where the black player is not even disciplined? 

https://www.redstate.com/mike_miller/2020/08/23/really-nba-black-player-calls-white-player-‘bch-a-white-boy-—-gets-schooled-by-black-espn-host-watch/

The mean this was resolved to all party’s satisfaction like two weeks ago. But OK....
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: 94Warrior on September 06, 2020, 10:00:09 PM
When is reseating?  I paid my deposit 2-3 months ago, and have heard zero since.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: guzica on September 07, 2020, 12:16:54 AM
Initially the Email had said that we would find out in Late August, via Email, about our Seat Selection times in Sept... Well we waited too... SO my wife called last week and she was told MU is waiting on the NCAA to make a decision. From there we will be notified.. 8-)
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: We R Final Four on September 07, 2020, 06:48:01 AM
Mike at the ticket office told me mid to late September I should be receiving an email regarding Marquette Select. 
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: 94Warrior on September 07, 2020, 07:49:46 AM
Initially the Email had said that we would find out in Late August, via Email, about our Seat Selection times in Sept... Well we waited too... SO my wife called last week and she was told MU is waiting on the NCAA to make a decision. From there we will be notified.. 8-)

Thanks!
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: Newsdreams on September 07, 2020, 11:07:49 PM
Really? With incidents like this where the black player is not even disciplined? 

https://www.redstate.com/mike_miller/2020/08/23/really-nba-black-player-calls-white-player-‘bch-a-white-boy-—-gets-schooled-by-black-espn-host-watch/
Again the NBA is not like NFL or MLB. NBA is an international sport, big ratings are international, the international market for the NBA is insane. Trust me the USA ratings are peanuts. NFL has been attempting to do the same, but big difference is there are not many international players like in the NBA. Look at the roster of playoff teams there are international players in most of them.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: The Scat on September 08, 2020, 09:27:37 AM
Initially the Email had said that we would find out in Late August, via Email, about our Seat Selection times in Sept... Well we waited too... SO my wife called last week and she was told MU is waiting on the NCAA to make a decision. From there we will be notified.. 8-)
Thanks for this information.  The MU ticket office should have sent notice to the season ticket holders giving this update.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: We R Final Four on September 08, 2020, 06:55:16 PM
Marquette Select will be held in September, specific dates are to be determined.  Selection times will be emailed, please call the Marquette Ticket Office if you do not receive your emailed time, as Marquette Select times WILL NOT be mailed.

This is from 8/31 email from MU.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: Sir Lawrence on September 09, 2020, 02:32:24 PM
From a ticket office email today:

Marquette Select appointment times will be communicated via email the week of September 21st. Please note, appointment times will not be mailed.  The Marquette Select process will occur during the week of October 5th.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: bilsu on September 09, 2020, 07:49:14 PM
I also received an e-mail, because they noticed I did not renew. They gave me until September 18th to renew. It also said I should call the MU ticket office, if I did not want to attend games this year. I have to decide if I will call. My wife says I should.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: 4everwarriors on September 09, 2020, 07:53:53 PM
Won kall dats all, aina?
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: The Lens on September 10, 2020, 10:32:48 AM
I also received an e-mail, because they noticed I did not renew. They gave me until September 18th to renew. It also said I should call the MU ticket office, if I did not want to attend games this year. I have to decide if I will call. My wife says I should.

60+ years...they shouldn't just be emailing you an extended deadline, they should be driving up to Sheboygan and asking what's up. 
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: bilsu on September 10, 2020, 07:08:26 PM
60+ years...they shouldn't just be emailing you an extended deadline, they should be driving up to Sheboygan and asking what's up.
I appreciate your sentiments.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: Litehouse on September 24, 2020, 12:53:16 PM
Anyone get an email with your selection time yet?  The last email (9/17) said they would notify people the week of Sep. 21st, but I haven't seen anything yet.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: bilsu on September 24, 2020, 01:19:10 PM
Anyone get an email with your selection time yet?  The last email (9/17) said they would notify people the week of Sep. 21st, but I haven't seen anything yet.
I think they are trying to figure out what effect the November 25th start has on the season.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: Fluffy Blue Monster on September 24, 2020, 01:21:32 PM
I think they are trying to figure out what effect the November 25th start has on the season.

I think its more about "are we even going to have fans in the stands?" than anything else.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: cheebs09 on September 24, 2020, 04:27:42 PM
Just got my time. I don’t see anything about pairing up with another season ticket holder. Usually my friend gets our seats together, but we have different accounts. Is that not an option this year?

Not that I expect us to actually go to any games.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: MU62 on September 25, 2020, 08:09:01 AM
Fiserv Forum seats apparently are going to be the choice.  Lock in your seats now and they will be maintained every other year in the future. 

If we long time season tickets holders opt for something much less expensive in the upper deck of the Fiserv this year with smaller or no donation requirement with the ticket, that will be the start for our seat location in the next season 2021-2022. 

I will be surprised if MU plays before fans this season and also believe the games will be at the AL with TV audiences.  Those that opt to continue to pay the major ticket price and donation will be rewarded in the future for doing so this year with zero expectation of seeing games in person.   

Maybe I am reading into this too much but that is what I am seeing here.  I know they are running an expensive business and need the money now. 
   
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: mu_hilltopper on September 25, 2020, 09:46:05 AM
I wonder what the Fiserv lease is like .. I mean, does it force MU to play games there and pay the rent?

If not, and there are no fans, playing at the Al would be a no-brainer. 
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: ducs on September 25, 2020, 11:01:56 AM
Look up how the Fiserv Forum responded to the DNC when they tried to cancel.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: brewcity77 on September 25, 2020, 06:08:48 PM
Fiserv Forum seats apparently are going to be the choice.  Lock in your seats now and they will be maintained every other year in the future. 

If we long time season tickets holders opt for something much less expensive in the upper deck of the Fiserv this year with smaller or no donation requirement with the ticket, that will be the start for our seat location in the next season 2021-2022. 

I will be surprised if MU plays before fans this season and also believe the games will be at the AL with TV audiences.  Those that opt to continue to pay the major ticket price and donation will be rewarded in the future for doing so this year with zero expectation of seeing games in person.   

Maybe I am reading into this too much but that is what I am seeing here.  I know they are running an expensive business and need the money now. 
 

I think you're reading too much into it. Here's the text I'm looking at and how I interpret it:

According to our records, you selected the $100 deposit option in order to choose new seats during the Marquette Select process. Marquette Select offers the following improvements to you, the season ticket holder:
•   The opportunity to maintain the same seat location every other year
•   The ability to select specific seats during the Marquette Select process
•   The continued option to upgrade, change or add seats each year


If I choose seats this year, I have the option to keep them for certain next year (which was an option I was given but refused this year). Alternately, I can select any specific seats during the process, which is reinforced when they say I have the continued option to upgrade, change, or add seats each year. So you can pick upper deck seats this year, then next year opt to upgrade back to the lowers you would usually have. The only difference is you will be picking whatever seats are available at your time slot next year, so it may not be the location you were in last season.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: We R Final Four on September 25, 2020, 06:58:07 PM
That’s the way I read it as well, but I’m not a doomsdayer like some who think they will punished for life after this season.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: Johnny B on September 25, 2020, 07:06:16 PM
rather play in a state of the ark  nba arena wuth no faans then boring little crappy al gym with no fans
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: bilsu on September 25, 2020, 07:14:20 PM
Fiserv Forum seats apparently are going to be the choice.  Lock in your seats now and they will be maintained every other year in the future. 

If we long time season tickets holders opt for something much less expensive in the upper deck of the Fiserv this year with smaller or no donation requirement with the ticket, that will be the start for our seat location in the next season 2021-2022. 

I will be surprised if MU plays before fans this season and also believe the games will be at the AL with TV audiences.  Those that opt to continue to pay the major ticket price and donation will be rewarded in the future for doing so this year with zero expectation of seeing games in person.   

Maybe I am reading into this too much but that is what I am seeing here.  I know they are running an expensive business and need the money now. 
 
This is not correct. I did pay $225 for one seat and a $100 donation. I told Marquette that I do not want the tickets. They told me they are going to do a full reseating every other year. This year was not a full reseating as you could keep your current seats. The seats you pick next year should be good for two season as it was several years ago.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: cheebs09 on October 02, 2020, 12:54:30 PM
My sign up is June 5, 2091. I’m on the lower side of points, but figured I’d get to choose before I’m up for Packer tickets.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: We R Final Four on October 02, 2020, 02:41:34 PM
Mine is on 812 at $50.00
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: 94Warrior on October 03, 2020, 07:24:08 AM
For season ticket holders, has the ticket office communicated much to you, should you opt out?  Unless I missed something, there hasn’t been much said about it.

Do you need to purchase a ticket to keep your consecutive years priority points? 

Is there an ‘opt out’ option?

If you opt out, are you put in the back of the line for seat selection, the following year?

Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: bilsu on October 03, 2020, 01:48:37 PM
For season ticket holders, has the ticket office communicated much to you, should you opt out?  Unless I missed something, there hasn’t been much said about it.

Do you need to purchase a ticket to keep your consecutive years priority points? 

Is there an ‘opt out’ option?

If you opt out, are you put in the back of the line for seat selection, the following year?
The opt out option is to purchase one season ticket at $125.00. You also need to make a $100 donation to keep your consecutive year donation points.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: brewcity77 on October 03, 2020, 02:19:50 PM
Has anyone seen anything at all for women's season tickets? I don't remember anything at all.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: guzica on October 03, 2020, 02:21:50 PM
We're Womens Season Ticket holder and haven't heard ANYTHING ! ! !  We did get an Email regarding Coach Duffy virtual visit  but nothing else ! ! !  8-)
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: Marquette Fan on October 03, 2020, 09:28:05 PM
Has anyone seen anything at all for women's season tickets? I don't remember anything at all.

I emailed Greg Cronkite (marketing person) about something with Kid's Club and Women's Season Tickets the other day and he confirmed they haven't sent out Women's Bball season ticket invoices yet.  They are waiting to see what the season looks like and if they'll be having fans at games.

The zoom call with Coach Duffy and other coaches/some of the team the other night was interesting - was glad they did that.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: cheebs09 on October 05, 2020, 11:36:12 AM
So, hypothetically speaking, everyone goes to the $125 tickets based on not wanting to lose points, and none are available at my time. If it gets to a point where the seats available are beyond my price point, do I lose my $100 deposit? Can I pass it on to next year if I back out this year?
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: MUfan12 on October 05, 2020, 11:49:12 AM
So, hypothetically speaking, everyone goes to the $125 tickets based on not wanting to lose points, and none are available at my time. If it gets to a point where the seats available are beyond my price point, do I lose my $100 deposit? Can I pass it on to next year if I back out this year?

The best option available to keep your points would be the 125+100 donation plan, but no seat assigned.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: bilsu on October 05, 2020, 02:18:42 PM
The best option available to keep your points would be the 125+100 donation plan, but no seat assigned.
This is exactly what I did.
You do not need to worry about seats being available, if you do not take the tickets.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: brewcity77 on October 08, 2020, 03:34:32 PM
I couldn't find the $125 option so I just bought two at $132/ea. Much smaller than the usual expenditure and if there are in-person games and it's safe to go, I can take that option.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: TallTitan34 on October 08, 2020, 04:14:03 PM
I couldn't find the $125 option so I just bought two at $132/ea. Much smaller than the usual expenditure and if there are in-person games and it's safe to go, I can take that option.

This is what I will do as well.  But only 1 seat.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: cheebs09 on October 08, 2020, 04:44:56 PM
I couldn't find the $125 option so I just bought two at $132/ea. Much smaller than the usual expenditure and if there are in-person games and it's safe to go, I can take that option.

I’m wondering if they are putting one of the fees in the cost already.

Hoping there’s still one of those around when I pick.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: The Scat on October 08, 2020, 05:14:14 PM
I’m wondering if they are putting one of the fees in the cost already.

Hoping there’s still one of those around when I pick.

If you e-mail the ticket office, they will give you the $225 option and confirm via e-mail that your consecutive donation and seating points remain intact.  I could not find the option on the website.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: cheebs09 on October 08, 2020, 05:55:18 PM
If you e-mail the ticket office, they will give you the $225 option and confirm via e-mail that your consecutive donation and seating points remain intact.  I could not find the option on the website.

Plenty of inventory left at that level. They never charged my $100 deposit, which seems odd.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: LON on October 09, 2020, 11:38:58 AM
Tried to order my seat today, it crashed after I picked it, now site won’t load...anyone having same issues?
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: IL Warrior on October 09, 2020, 12:54:16 PM
Tried to order my seat today, it crashed after I picked it, now site won’t load...anyone having same issues?
I had similar issues this morning. I tried to refresh the site to make my selection at 11:07am, but wasn't able to log in and view the map until 11:20am. After that it was slow, but I was able to finish the process. At least it doesn't really matter what you get this year since there's about a 0.00000001% chance of having any games at full attendance. The site will need some serious stability improvements before next offseason, when seat selection is hopefully a bit more consequential.
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: guzica on October 09, 2020, 04:15:01 PM
We had the same problem yesterday.  My wife called the phone number provided and the guy at MU said they were having problems.  We told what seats we wanted and he did it from where he was located ..   8-)
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: WarriorPride68 on October 21, 2020, 02:06:08 PM
*dumb question* that has likely been answered. But is there going to be fans allowed? Any idea on numbers, etc
Title: Re: MU Season Ticket E-Mail
Post by: brewcity77 on October 21, 2020, 06:13:00 PM
*dumb question* that has likely been answered. But is there going to be fans allowed? Any idea on numbers, etc

No idea yet.