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Get Involved - Seat Related

Your involvement in the Tyee Club is important to us. If you don't see the answer to your question listed below, please email us at tyeeclub@uw.edu or call us at 206.543.2234.


 

 

 

GENERAL

Q. What is the Tyee Club?

The Tyee Club consists of the Huskies' most generous annual donors whose commitment and loyalty to the UW creates opportunities for over 650 student-athletes. Private support began as a grant-in-aid support group in the 1940s and evolved into its current structure of seat-related giving, annual scholarship support, team enhancement, capital projects, endowments and planned giving.

Q. Who is a Tyee?

A "Tyee" or Tyee Club member is any individual who financially contributes to the Athletic Department.

Q. What does it cost to join the Tyee Club?

There are many different ways to join the Tyee Club. The most common way is seat-related giving for football, men's basketball or women's basketball. However, scholarship donations, capital projects, team enhancement and endowment gifts all qualify you as a Tyee Club member. Please see the benefits chart for specific Tyee Club levels and specific pricing levels.

Q. Do I have to purchase a season ticket to be a Tyee Club member?

No. There are many opportunities for you to become a Tyee Club member. Any contribution that you make to the Athletic Department qualifies you as a Tyee Club member. The most common non-seat-related gifts are annual scholarship donations. Refer to the benefits package and giving levels to determine what level best fits your interest.

Q: Is my donation tax deductible?

Non-seat-related gifts in support of the Athletic Department are fully deductible as permitted by law. Annual per-seat contributions are 80 percent tax deductible as charitable contributions for income tax purposes, according to section 170(m) of the Internal Revenue Code.

PRIORITY SEATING/SPECIAL REQUESTS

Q. What kind of system is used to determine seating order?

Click here to learn more about the Tyee point system

Q. How do points determine where I sit?

Each year points are calculated, and the account with the most points is ranked #1. The account with the fewest points is ranked approximately #9000. Everyone else falls in between. Seats are assigned by priority order. The highest giving level is seated first in priority order, followed by next highest and so forth. Donor seats are completely reallocated periodically based upon this priority ranking system.

Q. Can I change seats during a non-reallocation year?

Yes, if you change your giving level, you will be moved during a non-reallocation year. If you remain at the same giving level, your seats will not change. You may also request a change based on seating preference. Seat assignments are upgraded based on availability.

Q. How do I let you know where I want to sit?

For the 2012 and 2013 seasons, Tyee Club members will be able to choose their seating locations during a seat selection process.

Q. Can I sit with my friends?

Yes. You must all fill out the seating preference form with the Tyee Club office and list the names of all your friends, and they must do the same. We will then average the priorities from the accounts that request to sit together. If your priority is significantly better than your friends’, your seats will not be as good as they would be if you were seated alone. All group members must be Tyee Club members, and they must all give at the same level.

Q. What if I have non-donor season tickets now?

You may convert them to donor seats by paying the per-seat gift requirement. First, pay for your season tickets, and we will move them to Tyee Club seating after we process your donation. You will already have accumulated points for years of season ticket purchase, which will increase your points and priority ranking.

Q. How can I improve my seats over time?

As your priority points increase, your priority ranking should decrease with #1 being the highest in priority order. As your priority ranking decreases, you will be seated earlier in the allocation process, thus allowing you to move into better seats. In order to improve your seats more quickly, you are encouraged to donate above the seat-required gift.

Q. My company matches charitable gifts. Does Tyee Club seating qualify?

Companies have varying policies regarding matching gifts to athletics; check with your company. Most match gifts to athletics at 80 percent. You will be awarded priority points for matching gifts and it is highly recommended that you take advantage of these matching gift programs. Matching gifts must be received in full before season tickets are released.

Q. What about post-season play? Will joining the Tyee Club help me get tickets?

Yes. Post-season tickets are allocated based your priority points. As a Tyee Club member, you accumulate points for contributions and years of Tyee Club membership, in addition to years of season ticket purchase.

Q. Are there other benefits, in addition to seating, associated with Tyee Club membership?

Yes. The most popular benefit is parking. As a new Tyee Club member, you would have access to purchase a priority parking pass for football only. Season parking passes for Men's or Women's Basketball may be purchased and as a new Tyee Club member, you would park in the E-12 lot. As your priority points increase over time, you will have the opportunity to improve your parking lot location.

FOOTBALL

Q. What does it cost to become a Tyee Club football member?

There are numerous giving levels for the 2013 Husky Football season to match your desired seating locations. Click here for a map of the the newly renovated Husky Stadium.

Q. Where will the seats be located?

View the link above for exact seating locations based on donation levels.

Q. What is a general rule of thumb regarding getting the best possible seats?

The seat selection process will allow you to choose whatever seat you would like that is available at your appointment time. The higher your priority rank, the earlier your appointment time which will give you the most seats to choose from.

MEN'S BASKETBALL

Q. What does it cost to become a Men's Basketball Tyee Club member?

There are five giving levels for men's basketball: $1,100 per seat, $950 per seat, $500 per seat, $250 per seat and $150 per seat. Tyee Club members are seated based on their overall men’s basketball rank. Each level has a rank qualification (i.e. to purchase $1,100 Tyee Club seats, a donor must have a rank of 300 or better).

Q. What are the Team Support Groups?

Husky men's basketball team support group donors help provide the necessary funding it takes to run a nationally ranked program. Supporters can choose to donate at three levels, Coaches Corner $500, Husky VIPs $1000, or Husky Hoopsters $2500 in addition to their seat contributions. Both clubs are invited to social events throughout the basketball season, including one training table meal with the team, private practice and breakfast with Coach Romar and Coach McGuff.

Q. Where will the seats be located?

Seats are assigned by your overall men's basketball rank.

Q. What is a general rule of thumb regarding getting the best possible seats?

The best seats in the arena are reserved for Tyee Club season ticket holders. All Tyee Club members will be assigned seats before all general public season ticket holders, and the seats will be assigned based on their men's basketball rank.

Click the following for more information regarding the seating process: Priority seating and special requests

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL

Q. What does it cost to become a Women's Basketball Tyee Club member?

There is one giving level for women's basketball at $100 per seat.

Q. What is the Fast Break Team Support Group?

There are four levels of Fast Break membership. Husky Tipoff, Coaches Circle, Husky VIP's, and Husky Hoopsters Clubs are Husky women's basketball supporters who donate $100, $500, $1000, and $2000 respectively in addition to your seat contributions. All clubs are invited to social events throughout the basketball season, including one training table meal with the team, private practice and breakfast with Coach Romar and Coach McGuff.

Q. Where will the seats be located?

The best seats in the arena are reserved for Tyee season ticket holders. All Tyee Club members will be assigned seats before all general public season ticket holders, and the seats will be assigned based on priority.

Click the following for more information regarding the seating process: Priority seating and special requests

VOLLEYBALL

The Tyee Club no longer requires a seat related donation to accompany your season ticket for priority seating. All Volleyball season ticket holders will be still be allocated based on your overall donor priority points and years of consecutive purchase for volleyball seating.

MEN'S BASKETBALL PARKING

Q. What if I am assigned a parking lot that I do not want?

Parking will be assigned in priority order based on availability of spaces. Requests for a change or specific area will be fulfilled to the best of our ability.

Q. I lost my parking pass. What do I do now?

We are unable to replace lost or stolen basketball parking passes. Donors may purchase a replacement pass on a pro-rated basis.

Q. I did not receive my parking pass in the mail. Can I get another one?

Parking passes will be mailed with your season tickets. If you do not receive your pass with your tickets, please call the Tyee Club and we will verify your payment and send you a replacement pass.

Q. When I arrived at my lot, there was no parking available. What do I do?

The Tyee Club works with UW Parking services to estimate the amount of gameday parking spots that will be available for Tyee parking. Weekday games are especially busy with University employees. Parking in E-11 and E-12 is transferable between lots for your convenience. Attendants will help you find another parking location.

FOOTBALL PARKING

Q. What if I am assigned a parking lot that I do not want?

Parking assignments are made based on priority and availability.

Q. I lost my parking pass. What do I do now?

If your pass is lost or stolen please report it to the Tyee Club. We will report the pass as lost to parking services, so that the pass cannot be used in the parking lot. We will replace your pass, but please be sure to provide enough time for us to mail it to you or so that you can pick it up or for mail delivery.

Q. I did not receive my parking pass in the mail. Can I get another one?

Parking passes will be mailed with your season tickets. If you do not receive your pass with your tickets, please call the Tyee Club to verify your order.

Q. I would like to park in the E-12 parking lot. How do I get a parking pass for this area?

2013 Husky Football season parking passes will be assigned using the Tyee Club priority points system. All Tyee Club members purchasing football season tickets will have the opportunity to request a season parking pass and indicate their lot preferences.

Q. A group of season ticket holders would like to have parking passes assigned in the same lot.
How do we make this happen?

The Tyee Club does allow Husky fans to request group parking. Parking will be assigned based on the group member with the lowest (worst) point total. For example, if Tyee A has 100 priority points, Tyee B has 125 priority points, and Tyee C has 150 priority points, the group will be assigned on Tyee A's priority point total. Additionally, each member requesting to park with a specific group must include the name, Tyee Club account number, and football priority point total of each group member on his/her parking application. This information can be found on the Tyee Club football renewal form.

Q. My parking lot exits to the north, and I need to access I-5 South after Husky games.
     Where is the best place to park?

Click here to view the 2013 Husky Football parking map. The map includes egress information for all parking lots.

Q. My group would like to bring a motorhome/RV to a football game. Where is motorhome/RV parking
     at Husky Stadium?

The Tyee Club issues season motorhome/RV-parking passes based on the Tyee Club priority points system. There are limited RV spaces available in the E-1 and E-15 lots. Single game motorhome passes and general public (non-donor) parking passes are available by contacting the Tyee Club.

Q. I have one season parking pass and would like two. How do I qualify for an additional pass?

In an effort to fairly accommodate as many Tyee Club members as possible, season parking passes are assigned in the following manner: One season parking pass for Tyee Club members with up to four donor season tickets. Two-season parking passes for members with between five and eight donor season tickets. Assignments for additional season parking passes beyond these limits will be made based on availability after all Tyee Club members have been received their priority allotments.

BOAT MOORAGE

Q. How is boat moorage assigned?

Boat moorage is assigned based on Tyee Club priority points and availability/size of your vessel. Applications will be processed until there is no more room within the length category. Boats are also moored on a first come, first served basis based upon the size of your vessel. Click here for full information on 2013 boat moorage.

Q. What do I do if my boat length is sold out?

People who still wish to attend by boat can use the shuttle service. After you anchor in the bay, signal the boat shuttle service driver with a hand wave that you wish to be picked up for the inbound trip to the stadium. The ride inbound is free; you pay for the outbound trip. Tickets for the outbound trip can be purchased for $6 at the Waterfront Activity Center before entering the stadium. Children under 12 ride free.

Q. I lost my moorage permit. What do I do now?

If your pass is lost or stolen please report it to the Tyee Club. We will replace your pass, but please be sure to provide enough time for us to mail it to you or so that you can pick it up.

Q. How early can I moor my boat?

Boat moorage attendants are present beginning the morning of the football game and those with permits can come in as early as 7am. Moorage is not permitted overnight.

 

 

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