Alabama suspends block tickets for 20 student groups

Oct 19, 2013; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide fans cheer prior to the start of their game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama Crimson Tide head coach Nick Saban has been unhappy with the way that fan attendance has been during the game. Last week, Saban grew frustrated with the fan attendance after people began leaving the stadium early.

Following the game, the university had a review of the student block seating situation and they have decided to suspend the seating for 20 student groups.

The students from those groups can still attend the games, but they will not have reserved seats.

From al.com:

The Student Government Association press secretary said the SGA will not release the names of suspended groups.

However, the SGA announced the following rows will be open to all students at Saturday’s game:

  • Section 4: 18-46
  • Section 5: 16-28, 36-46
  • Section 6: 30-37, 41-43
  • Section 7: 10-22, 28-50
The block seating suspensions do not mean extra tickets will be available to Saturday’s game. Any UA student who has a ticket will still be allowed to attend the game, but suspended student organizations will not have reserved seats in the South end zone.

The report was later updated to include the names of the suspended group seating – Pi Kappa Phi, Phi Gamma Delta, Sigma Nu, Sigma Chi, Beta Theta Pi, Pi Kappa Alpha, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Chi Phi, Phi Kappa Psi, Kappa Sigma, Theta Chi, Sigma Tau Gamma, MBA, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Phi Delta Chi, Delta Tau Delta, Phi Kappa Sigma, Honors College Assembly.

If the groups continue to show ”excessive tardiness or early departure from the stadium,” they will lose their block seating for the remainder of the season. If they get a third violation, they will lose their seating for all of next year.

Topics: Alabama Crimson Tide, Football, Sec Football

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  • jamessavik

    It’s kinda hard to stay fired up when you’re beating Redneck Tech by sixty points. There was very little suspense in last Saturday’s 52 point pig roast.

  • Churchdoodle

    Arrogance of Saban knows no bounds….

    • deedee1662

      Keep your drunk ass at the game…PERIOD. OR don’t go…PERIOD. What you liberal ass drunks don’t realize is without Saban the stands would be empty anyway. It is about time you, the entitled feeling leaches, learn it isn’t about you no matter what Obamie says!!!

      • keebo07

        You are an idiot. Please get educated.

        • deedee1662

          I am educated, have a college degree as a matter of fact. Worked my way through college and paid for it myself. I didn’t have mommy and daddy write a check so I could go party for 4 years then move back in with them when I couldn’t find a job in liberal arts………..lmao.

  • Donald Sherer

    This has been allowed to go on for way too many years and it is good to see that something has actually been done. If you don’t want to stay for the entire game don’t go!!

  • ItsNotTheSameThing

    I know some students who would love to have those seats. And some regular folks too. And they’d stay till the last play.

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