UNCG Announces Spartan Club Priority Point System
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The UNCG Spartan Club’s Priority Points System’s purpose is to create a fair and equitable process for handling postseason/road game ticket sales for men’s and women’s basketball. The priority point system began during the 2014 fiscal year.
“We felt it was important to have a system in place to reward our loyal and generous donors and season ticket holders when special moments and events occur in our program,” Director of Athletics Kim Record said. “While the Spartan Club featured a priority point system in the 1980’s, we feel this current version will serve both our current supporters and new friends and fans of UNCG very well.”
Any Spartan Club members or season tickets holders that have any questions on the priority points system or believe an adjustment to their statement needs to be made, can contact the Spartan Club offices at (336) 334-3576.
UNCG Spartan Club Priority Point System Question and Answers
Q. What is the Spartan Club Priority Point System
A.The Spartan Club will use the Priority Point System to assign benefits among donors and season ticket holders using the chart 2 questions below to calculate point totals. The goal is to offer fair access to high-demand/low-supply benefits, such as post-season tickets and road games.
Q.Why does UNCG need a point system?
A. This system provides the Spartan Club a method to allocate benefits that exist in limited quantities related to the men’s and women’s basketball programs in a fair and equitable manner to both those who have been loyal and generous to UNCG Athletics through the years and new fans who want to become involved with our program.
Q. Has UNCG Athletics ever used a Priority Point System before?
A. Yes, but not one that was used consistently through the years. One of the very first Spartan Club brochures in 1987 featured details of a points system, but it was never fully utilized.
Q.How are points calculated?
A.Points are calculated using the chart below:
1 - FY 18 Spartan Club Athletic Scholarship Fund Gift (10 points per $100)
2 - Consecutive Years of Giving to Athletics – All areas (6 points per year) 3
- Season Ticket Holder Previous Year – 2017-18 Season (3 points per season ticket)
*4 - Consecutive Years Being Season Ticket Holder at Coliseum (2 points per year)
^5 - Fleming Gym Season Ticket Holder (10 points if ever a season ticket holder)
@6 - Lifetime Giving to Athletics – All areas dating to 1986 (2 points per $100)
#7 - UNCG Bonus Points – Former Student-Athlete (50); Alumni (25); Faculty/Staff (25):
*UNCG started playing at the Greensboro Coliseum in 2009-10, maximum years is 3 ^ 10 points will be awarded to anyone who ever purchased a season ticket for a men’s basketball season at Fleming Gym # Only one of these three bonuses will be awarded even if you and/or your spouse fall into more than one of the three categories. Also applies to those faculty and staff members that retired from UNCG @ Excludes gifts to Capital Projects
Q. I have been a season ticket holder in the past. How do I know if I have an active points account/ranking?
A. Only basketball season tickets holders from the 2017-2018 season and those who were members of the Spartan Club ($100 level and above to the Athletic Scholarship Fund) during the 2017 fiscal year (July, 1 2016 to June 30, 2017) have an active account in the point system. Once you purchase season tickets or join the Spartan Club in the current year, your account then becomes active in the point system.
Q. I’ve been a season ticket holder for a number of years, but have never contributed to UNCG Athletics. Why should I contribute now?
A. As the cost of higher education continues to rise, so does the challenge of competing. UNCG Athletics is a 17-sport program with more than 200 student-athletes, and our annual scholarship expense has increased more than 65% since 2010 due to the elimination of out-of-state tuition waivers and general University tuition increases. Support from student fees and season tickets sales alone do not allow us to fully meet our operational and scholarship needs to provide the best experience possible for our student-athletes. Hence, UNCG Athletics must increase its base of support as well as its annual revenue.
Q. How can I improve my Priority Point total?
A. Making a first-time gift to the Spartan Club Athletic Scholarship Fund or increasing your Scholarship Fund contribution is the best way to increase your point total. The deadline for Scholarship Fund gifts to count towards the Priority Point System is June 30theach year.
Q. Can I calculate my own Priority Point total?
A. If you are an active member of the Spartan Club or a season ticket holder, yes, you can log in to NeuLion and calculate your own priority points total.
Q. What if my Point Statement in NeuLion calculations does not seem accurate, what can I do?
A. Please contact the Spartan Club at 336-334-3576. We have made every attempt to accurately reflect the giving and ticket purchasing history of our loyal fans and friends, but we understand that some mistakes may have been made.
Q. Do I have to contribute to the Spartan Club in order to purchase season tickets?
A. No, season tickets are available for non-donors in the Greensboro Coliseum except for courtside seats and riser section seating in sections 124, 125 and 126. A minimum payment of $1,500 is required for the purchase of courtside seats and a minimum payment of $500 is required for the purchase of riser sections seats in section 124, 125 and 126. However, donations to the Spartan Club will improve your chances to be able to purchase tickets to post-season & road games.
Q. How often will seats at the Greensboro Coliseum be reallocated?
A. There are no plans to make any major changes to seat allocations in the Greensboro Coliseum
Q. How can I improve my seats at the Greensboro Coliseum?
A. A ticket holder may request improved seating but these requests will be filled in priority order based on your rank in the Spartan Club Priority Point System and provided that better seats are available.
Q. What if I have the same number of points as another Spartan fan?
A. Ties will be broken using the following criteria: amount of athletic scholarship fund gift in previous year, lifetime giving to athletics, number of consecutive years of giving to athletics, total number of season tickets purchased (since the 2009-2010 season).
Q. To what extent will the Priority Point System assist me in obtaining away game and postseason tickets?
A. The opportunity to purchase away-game and postseason tickets will be based upon your rank in the Priority Point System and availability.
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