Those who requested away game tickets through the UW ticket office got their answers today as the school began sending out e-mail confirmations.
UW was able to fulfill all requests for all games other than for the Sept. 8 contest at LSU, where there was the expected high demand that exceeded supply.
UW had initially been contracted to get 5,000 tickets for the LSU game — the number of tickets made available for away games is agreed upon when the teams sign contracts to play and can differ from game to game and year to year.
Desiring to get a few more, Washington athletic director Scott Woodward’s used his long ties to LSU to reach out to officials there and helped loosen up a few more tickets, according to department spokesman Carter Henderson. Ultimately UW ended up with 6,000, and that got the school close to fulfilling all of its demands, though not quite all of them.
In fact, Henderson said UW was a little surprised at the rate of demand for the LSU game, noting that more tickets were requested than had been for trips in recent years to Notre Dame and Nebraska.
He said it was “generous” on the part of LSU and “extremely helpful to us” that the Tigers were able to come up with a few more tickets.
The school says “ticket requests are fulfilled in priority order: first to Tyee Club members in priority rank order and second to general Season Ticket Holders by consecutive years of purchase.” Those who sent in money for tickets but did not get them will be refunded, the school says.
The school also said future orders for other UW away games “will be processed on a first-come-first-served basis and are based on availability and that “away game tickets are allocated and mailed sixteen (16) days prior to each game date. The priority limit is eight (8) tickets per game. Ticket orders over eight (8) will be allocated after all other season ticket holder orders placed within priority.”
The UW ticket office can be reached at 206-543-2200 or firstname.lastname@example.org.