Nov. 18, 2011
SEATTLE - For those who travel along Montlake Boulevard and look towards Husky Stadium, the iconic home of Washington football has already taken on a new shape.
Construction isn't slated for completion until 2013. But fans who want to take advantage of the numerous premium seating options at new Husky Stadium may find time is quickly running out to secure their top options. The deadline for making those deposits is Dec. 1, 2011, and seat allocation will begin in January.
The high level of interest for the different tiers of premium seating at Husky Stadium - Patio Suites, Club Husky and Luxury Suites - only reinforces the need for season ticket holders to get involved.
For example, the Tyee Club office has received more than 1,700 deposits on Club Husky, an upscale indoor lounge that features priority parking spaces, enhanced food and beverage service along with high-definition televisions. The outdoor seating area includes chair backs that are covered from the elements. Perhaps the best aspect of Club Husky, though, is that season ticket holders are only required to make the annual seat donation from here on out. In other words: once you're in, you're in.
Additionally, 54 deposits have been put down on Patio Suites. Senior associate athletic director Jennifer Cohen also noted that deposits have been made on almost half of the new stadium's luxury suites, well ahead of Tyee Club projections.
When head coach Steve Sarkisian spoke to the gathering at the recent Husky Stadium groundbreaking, he voiced his wish for season ticket holders to make the environment the best in college football. Turns out, Husky supporters are more than doing their part. Still, the Tyee Club wanted to remind season ticket holders the Dec. 1 deposit deadline is looming for those who are on the fence.
"I can't emphasize enough that Husky fans who are interested in premium seating make their deposits as soon as possible," Cohen said. "Don't miss out. We've been overwhelmed across the board by the support of our season ticket holders, and our inventory is moving fast."
Fans are still able to make deposits on their premium seating choices, which will be honored in Priority Point order after the Dec. 1 deadline.
Earlier this season, 20-year Tyee Club donor Shane Gillispie spoke with GoHuskies.com about his decision to make a deposit on Club Husky, an attractive yet affordable option that fit within the confines of his family's budget.
"The Club Husky opportunity for the new stadium presents something very exciting for someone who has attended home games religiously for the past 20 years," Gillispie said. "As football fans, we'll be able to enjoy an enhanced game-day experience that won't be had in the rest of the stadium."
Deposits can be made by contacting a Tyee Club staff member at 206-543-2200, or by visiting www.huskystadium.com.