New procedures for issuing free passes, plus free parking in the Moody and Airline garages, will make it easier for faculty and staff to attend the Mustangs’ home football games, said SMU Athletics Director Steve Orsini in an Aug. 27 e-mail to those community members.
“As in years past, we will be offering each of you up to two complimentary end zone admissions per game,” Orsini says. “The lone change in the [policy] is that these…will be issued on game days instead of during the week leading up to the game.” Faculty and staff members should proceed to Ford Stadium Gate 6 on game day and present SMU ID for admission.
The full text of Orsini’s letter appears under the link. (Left, junior running back and 2007 Doak Walker Award candidate DeMyron Martin.)
Text of Steve Orsini’s Aug. 28 letter to SMU faculty and staff members:
Dear SMU Faculty & Staff,
The thrill of the 2007 football season is quickly approaching. Media interest and fan expectations are at their highest levels in decades as freshmen All-Americans Justin Willis and Emmanuel Sanders and a slew of other talented young players are ready to battle for SMU’s first bowl berth since 1984.
A big part of any successful program, though, is the school’s faculty and staff members. You are a vital part of a winning formula and to express our appreciation for your support of our athletics program, we will be making it that much easier to come to an SMU football game in 2007.
As in years past, we will be offering each of you up to two complimentary end zone admissions per game. The lone change in the admission policy is that these admissions will be issued on game days instead of during the week leading up to the game. You will simply need to arrive at the stadium, proceed to Gate 6 and show your faculty/staff ID to get into the game. It’s that easy.
We have also made it even easier to get to the games as faculty and staff can park for free on campus in the Moody and Airline Garages.
We hope you will take advantage of our faculty & staff ticket and parking policies and look forward to seeing you on September 3rd as the Mustangs host in-state rival Texas Tech. We also ask you to encourage all your SMU friends to attend the Labor Day excitement and limit the number of Tech fans in the stands. Help us keep the Red (Raiders) out of Ford Stadium.
Director of Athletics