In an e-mail to Washington students today, Associated Students of the University of Washington (ASUW) president Madeleine McKenna wrote that the athletic department has offered a few concessions to students, including discounted Dawg Pack tickets for three years.
The agreement came as a part of negotiations begun by the students after learning that the Dawg Pack will be moved to the end zone after the renovation.
McKenna wrote that the highlights of the negotiaitons include:
— Discounted Dawg Pack tickets for three years, with Dawg Pack ticket prices at $120 for six games in the current stadium and in the current location in 2011, $99 for six games in Qwest Field in 2012, and $99 for seven games in the new Husky Stadium in 2013. Savings to students amount to nearly $320,000.
— The creation of a Dawg Pack scholarship program, which will provide complimentary tickets in the Dawg Pack student section for low-income students, beginning in the 2011 season.
— Complimentary transportation to Qwest Field arranged by Intercollegiate Athletics for Dawg Pack ticket holders for the 2012 season.
— A discounted concession plan for Dawg Pack ticket holders.
— The creation of a Dawg Pack Advisory Committee, which will provide Athletics with ongoing student input on “making the Dawg Pack the best student section in the nation.”
— A student-only entrance at the front of Husky Stadium, which will be visible, easy to access, and will feature recognition of students’ original investment to build Husky Stadium.
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