Texas fans will experience some major changes to the Royal-Memorial Stadium experience this fall.
The school announced Thursday that it will be making wholesale changes to its student ticket policy for the 2018 season.
Full details on the policy are in this story from our own Brian Davis, but major changes include doing away with the much maligned wristband policy, moving students and the Longhorn band to the southeast corner and making all student seating general admission.
The news sparked quite a bit of reaction on social media. Here are some samples of what people had to say about the new policy.
Student tickets everywhere should be FREE. And a student ID should get you in. Period. Let’s not forget the players are their peers. The game is FOR THE STUDENTS played by the STUDENTS.
— Ted Gangi (@tedgangi) January 11, 2018
AKA the rule that kept me out of 4/6 home games
— Evan Curlschner 🥌 (@EvanKirschner) January 11, 2018
— Carlos (@caromero0101) January 11, 2018
What about students who have season tickets? No more reserved seats for students?
— Joshua Avelar (@Joshua_Avelar) January 11, 2018
The three sentences that interested me the most from @BDavisAAS‘s story about the upcoming changes to the DKR seating chart. Visiting fans had been getting a pretty good deal over the past few years. #HookEm pic.twitter.com/sNobIOvVUy
— Danny Davis (@aasdanny) January 11, 2018
I was a part of a student marketing organization where this was one of our ideas, in addition to a student tailgate. Athletics never listened.
New athletic director steps in and gets it done immediately. The students’ voices have been heard. Finally. https://t.co/6zdXQlbpEW
— Leah Vann (@GG_LeahVann) January 11, 2018
@_delconte Thanks for working to get rid of the disastrous wristband policy. I’m not a big fan of GA, so I hope there’s still some seniority in the student section.
Someone who hasn’t missed a game in my 5 yrs as a student and doesn’t plan on missing any my next 3
— Shelby (@she_cal) January 11, 2018
What kept me from going to games in 2017 is that I, for some reason, had to sit in a far-away section and wasn’t allowed to sit with my friends. Wish they had dumped the wristband policy sooner https://t.co/pUkGYVj3uE
— Parker Sewell (@parkersewell1) January 11, 2018
“The wristband policy is going away. We’re going to a general admission, first-come-first-served policy”
I’m glad the guys that show up early won’t be given the “that’s my seat” at the start of the second quarter https://t.co/R7gisX1M4S
— Derly Chapa (@DerlyChapa) January 11, 2018
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