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Texas athletics wants students’ feedback on the fan experience

Posted April 17th, 2017

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The University of Texas wants to improve the fan experience and help get more students at games. On Monday, the university’s Twitter account sent out a survey asking students for input so it could “enhance” the Texas sports experience.

Some of the questions included asking if the student was an avid UT fan, and why do they attend the events in the first place. The university also wants to know how students learn of events, and how they prefer to learn about them (email, socialize media, advertising, etc.).

Also important are the questions about why students don’t attend games, with options that include team performance, cost and parking.

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Here’s the survey:

The survey comes a week after the university announced its plans to build a new facility for basketball and days after the football team began remodeling the locker rooms at Royal-Memorial Stadium.

The women’s team lived in the AP top 25 for most of the season and reached the Sweet 16, but finished fourth in attendance in the Big 12.  The men’s basketball team, which finished last in the Big 12 standings, was fifth in the Big 12 during conference play in average attendance with 11,042 fans at the Erwin Center.  Football wise, Texas finished eighth nationally in attendance in 2016.

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