May 14, 2010
The Longhorn Foundation is excited to announce the Champions Club is moving to a new site -- the Texas Performing Arts and plaza area -- located just across the street from the Red McCombs Red Zone.
Since the Champions Club is located just steps away from the north end of the stadium, and the other game day hospitality area -- the Longhorns Corral Club (located on the roof of Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Center) -- is on the south end of the stadium, donors will now have the opportunity to submit their hospitality area preference for the 2010 Texas Football season.
Donors who have given an annual gift of $1,000 or more are able to submit their preference to receive season scan cards for either the Champions Club or the Longhorns Corral Club. Look for a 2010 Texas Football Hospitality Area Request Form and a 2010 Texas Football Parking Request Form to arrive in the mail around the second week of June. You may select your hospitality area and parking preference online via DonorNet, by fax to 512-471-7706, or by mail in the enclosed postage-paid envelope. Selections for both must be submitted to The Longhorn Foundation no later than Wednesday, June 30.
A letter has been mailed to donors who may be affected by this change. All eligible donors will receive the 2010 Texas Football Hospitality Area Request Form in the mail the second week of June.
FAQs ABOUT 2010 TEXAS FOOTBALL HOSPITALITY AREAS
Q: Why didn't I receive the letter that was mailed on Friday, May 14?
A: The 2010 Football hospitality area letter was mailed to existing donors who have given a gift of $1,000 or more toward the 2010 annual fund. Donors who have seats in the Touchdown, Texas, and/or Centennial clubs will not receive a letter; however, they may qualify for season scan cards if they have seats outside of these premium seating areas.
Season ticket holders who purchased north end chair back seats in 2009 did not receive this letter regarding the Champions Club or Longhorns Corral Club. North end chair back holders will receive an email and can also look at additional information included in this web story.
Any new donor for the 2010 donation year will not receive a letter, but this does not mean they are ineligible to receive season scan cards for one of these two hospitality areas.
Q: Who is eligible to receive hospitality area scan cards for the 2010 Football season?
A: Donors who have given a minimum donation of $1,000 to the 2010 Longhorn Foundation annual fund and do not have premium seating (in the Touchdown, Texas, or Centennial clubs) or a suite are eligible to receive hospitality area scan cards. Donors who have seats in a premium seating area and seats elsewhere in the stadium will receive the number of season scan cards equal to the number of season tickets held outside of the premium seating area.
Q: I have received the Parking Request Form the past several years. Is the Hospitality Area Request Form something similar?
A: Yes, similar to parking, donors will be able to select a preference for game day hospitality. Donors with an annual gift of $1,000 or more will be able to submit their preference to receive season scan cards for either the Champions Club or the Longhorns Corral Club. Allocations will be done in UT Athletics priority order according to your annual gift, using lifetime giving as a tie-breaker.
Q: When will I receive the request form to note my hospitality preference?
A: Hospitality Area Request Forms (and 2010 Football Parking Request Forms) will be mailed the second week of June with a return deadline of Wednesday, June 30.
Q: I am eligible to submit my hospitality area preference, but I'm not sure how. What do I do?
A: You should receive your 2010 Football Hospitality Area Request Form in the mail the second week of June. You can either submit your preference online via DonorNet, mail your form back to our office in the enclosed postage-paid envelope, or fax your form to 512-471-7706. Only submit your preference once!
Q: Will I receive season scan cards to my preferred hospitality area?
A: Not necessarily; the overall allocation will be done in UT Athletics priority order according to your annual gift, using lifetime giving as a tie-breaker. Your feedback regarding your hospitality area choice provided prior to the June 30 deadline will be used during allocation. If your chosen hospitality area is still available at your donation level during the allocation process, your preferred choice will be used. The default hospitality area order will be the Champions Club first, then the Longhorns Corral Club second.
Q: I have north end chair back seats. Will I receive passes to either the Champions Club or the Longhorns Corral Club?
A: Yes, all north end chair back seat holders for the 2010 Football season will automatically receive season scan cards to the Champions Club. Donors only with north end chair back seats receive the same number of season scan cards for the Champions Club as they have north end chair back season tickets. (North end chair back seat holders will not receive the 2010 Football Hospitality Area Request Form.)
Donors who have north end chair back seats and seats elsewhere in the stadium will receive a 2010 Football Hospitality Area Request Form to indicate their preferred club for any season tickets held outside of the north end chair back seating area. Scan cards for seats other than north end chair backs will be allocated according to UT Athletics priority.
Q: What is the TPA?
A: TPA is short for Texas Performing Arts. Texas Performing Arts is located at the corner of 23rd St. and Robert Dedman Dr. just across the street from Red McCombs Red Zone. The Champions Club will be held at the TPA's main building and will accommodate fans indoors across all five levels, outdoors on the plaza area, and alongside the building in the grassy picnic area.
Q: Where is the Longhorns Corral Club located?
A: The Longhorns Corral Club is located on the roof of Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Center just behind the videoboard at the south end of the stadium. This hospitality area is protected by two permanent tent structures covering the roof and parking area of Moncrief-Neuhaus Athletic Center. It is very convenient for donors who have tickets located closer to the south end of the stadium and/or park south of Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.
Q: Do both the Champions Club and Longhorns Corral Club open at the same time?
A: Both hospitality areas open 2-1/2 hours prior to kickoff and close 30 minutes after the game ends. Food and alcohol sales will cease at the end of the third quarter in both hospitality areas.
Q: Do both hospitality areas offer the same amenities?
A: Each hospitality area will have face painting and other entertainment for children. Texas Cheer & Pom will lead a pep rally in both areas 1-1/2 hours prior to kickoff. Each hospitality area will serve beer and wine and will offer food from various vendors. The Champions Club will offer a full bar inside Texas Performing Arts. Along with a climate controlled area, the Champions Club will also have indoor restrooms located inside Texas Performing Arts.