Student Government Association released a new student ticket policy through Athletics entailing changes like the replacement of student to student ticket exchanges and the implication of penalty points.
This will be the second year of SGA announcing policy changes during finals. The announcement was made at 9:14 a.m.
What is changing
The student-to-student ticket exchange will be replaced with a Ticket Pool. The announcement, signed by SGA President Jacqueline Keck, said once students transfer their ticket to the pool it can be requested by any student wishing to attend a game at any time of the year.
"The pool will immediately redistribute returned tickets to students that have requested one on a first-come, first serve basis," Keck said in her announcement.
According to SGA's website, the original owner of the ticket will not be reimbursed once the ticket is put in the pool.
"We have created a system that preserves the purpose of these tickets and gives more Auburn students, and a limited amount of their potential guests, access rather than the highest-paying bidder on Facebook or elsewhere," the website said. "We understand that in the past, some students have sold many of their tickets to help pay for tuition, living expenses, etc. but this is not what student tickets are intended for. We don’t believe gouging fellow Auburn students aligns with the spirit of the Auburn Family."
Penalty points will be used to ensure a full student section. The email outlined the system and points given.
- No penalty for students that return their unwanted tickets to the ticket pool by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday night before the game.
- One point will be given if the student returned their ticket by 5 p.m. on the Friday before the game.
- Two points will be given if the student does not return their ticket before 5 p.m. on Friday and doesn't attend the game before the beginning of the 2nd quarter.
Receiving four penalty points will result in a student losing post-season ticket eligibility, as well as being lowered on the priority scale for the following year.
Guest ticketing will be taking a turn as well, as a minimum of 250 guest tickets will be distributed through a lottery before the season. Students can request a guest ticket and will be notified of their status on obtaining that guest ticket on Aug. 23.Students may still request guest tickets on a game-by-game basis after the lottery beginning at noon on Sunday until 9 a.m. Thursday.
Guest tickets will be $20, excluding tickets to the Alabama and Georgia game where $30 will be charged.
Auburn students will enter through Gate 6 with their guest.
What is staying
Two of the current policies will be staying with Jordan-Hare in 2017.
Students will still be required to show their Ignited Card upon entry to the stadium.
First-year students will remain unable to receive full season packages. The announcement said two six-game packages, one three-game
"I am excited about the fall and genuinely think that the changes being made will benefit us by simplifying the ticket process," Keck said.
Editor's note: A previous version of this article, incorrectly stated that students would need their TigerCard to get into the game. We have corrected this as students will need their Ignited Card to enter.