Nov. 28, 2000
Seattle - Washington athletic director Barbara Hedges outlined the University's policy to tickets for the 2001 Rose Bowl featuring the Huskies and Purdue. Washington is allotted a total of 31,314 tickets by the Tournament of Roses Committee.
On Monday, Nov. 27 the Husky ticket office mailed out ticket applications for the 2001 Rose Bowl. All ticket applications must be returned to the Husky ticket office no later than Dec. 8.
Purple, Gold and White Tyee Club contributors may submit orders for their current number of seats, up to a maximum of four tickets. Tickets will be allocated based upon the Tyee priority points system.
Public season ticket holders may submit orders for a maximum of two tickets. Orders from public season ticket holders are expected to exceed supply and therefore tickets will be sold on a years-of-purchase priority.
Faculty and staff season ticket holders may submit orders based upon their current number of seats, up to a maximum of two tickets. Faculty and staff tickets will be sold on a years-of-purchase priority.
A lottery was used that allows 3,000 student season ticket holders to purchase one ticket.
The priority for seating location in the Rose Bowl for Tyee members and public season ticket holders will be assigned by the current system of priority points.
"I feel this is a fair plan because this allows as many Husky fans as possible to purchase tickets," Hedges said. "The reality is that Washington received more than 42,000 tickets the last time it went to the Rose Bowl in 1993. Since that time, the stadium has been reconfigured and the ticket allocation has been changed by the Tournament of Roses. We have basically taken our same plan as we used in 1993, and scaled each area back proportionally."
In addition to its ticket allotment, Washington officials are also attempting to secure additional tickets from the Pac-10 and Big Ten offices. Any additional tickets will be offered to public season ticket holders.
On Dec.12 at 8 a.m. the Tournament of Roses will place a limited number of tickets on sale to the general public nationwide by telephone only through TicketMaster (213-365-3550). A limit of two tickets will be sold per call and must be charged to a valid Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Discover credit card. A maximum of four tickets may be charged to one credit card (a person must call twice to purchase four tickets).