Which, with apologies to Ms. Duerson for whom Latin was life itself, means “I came, I saw, I was conquered.” At least it does if my handy free online translator is correct. If not, well, you get the gist.
My group has finished its seat selection for U of L hoops in the new arena. If our undercurrent of unrest was great — and it was — the process was relatively painless. A little vasoline and some sleeping on our stomachs and the scars from the hot poker treatment should be healed in a week or two.
For the back story, read my last post.
Anyway, here’s the tally.
Seats in the corner of the lower level. Okay, but we are grateful. Some friends don’t have their selection appointment for another month.
Seats on the aisle. Boffo.
Donation annually is 40% less than in Club Section, which is the next section over. Good.
Sitting with friends. Very good.
Process is complete (except for sending in last 80% of donation, and paying for the seats). Good (Not so good).
Fact that our seats don’t come close to being as primo as the ones we had in Freedom Hall for four decades. Uh, not so good.
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After we were through ranting at U of L’s Gary Friedman, we did agree he deserved combat pay. We are an assertive lot, especially when we have a bone to pick.
He categorically denied a rumor we’d heard earlier in the day that a local car dealer had been allowed to purchase 100 tickets. He was adamant that nobody was able to buy more tickets at the new arena than they had at Freedom Hall . . . unless they bought into that premium football/ basketball package. When asked about the talk that 2000 seats were gone before #1 on the Priority Point List chose seats, he said the exact number was 318.
He also appeared taken aback when one of our group mentioned that a lot of long time fans are pissed off about the process, and they will continue to be unless the school becomes totally transparent and reveals the priority point list and seating list. I daresay the school will not give up that info without a court order. Which, in fact, might come if those threatening to sue the school and make an Open Records request follow through.
– Seedy K