Friday, July 23, 2010

Feeling Ducky

Like virtually thousands of other University of Oregon men's basketball fans, I have been eagerly awaiting the opportunity to select my seats in the new Matthew Knight Arena (right) on the UO campus. The big day finally arrived on Tuesday, July 13.

My friend Randy Enders and I proceeded to Autzen Stadium and rode the elevator to Duck benefactor Phil Knight's sky suite, where the selection process would take place.

As a 25-year season ticket holder to UO men's basketball, I liked our chances for decent seats in the new arena. Though by no stretch of the imagination could we be considered large donors to the program, we would nonetheless be rewarded for our loyalty with a grouping in the second tier of fans allowed to choose their seats.

Our goal? Find the best seats for the most reasonable cost. The result? Mission accomplished. We now have front row seats in the rear loge section wedged strategically between the student sections and directly behind the band.

It's as if the powers-that-be felt it appropriate to put Mr. Ducklips (http://gonzopublicrelations.blogspot.com/2008/12/mister-ducklips.html) in the noisiest corner of the arena. Gotta love it.

My hat is off to the folks in the UO Athletic Department for developing a well organized process that was fair and equitable. Go Ducks!

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