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USC Students complain about sports tickets but only a few show up for meeting

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Student ticketing coordinator Adrienne White answers students questions about the ticketing progress at the forum. Student ticketing coordinator Adrienne White answers students questions about the ticketing progress at the forum.
Students log-on to their student ticketing account to request Game Day tickets. Students log-on to their student ticketing account to request Game Day tickets.

 By: Emily Burke

    Students have expressed their discontent with the athletic ticketing system for years and this year they have taken to social media. Monday night the student ticketing office held a forum in the Russel House theater to address student concern but only a few student showed up.

     "The purpose of these forums are to figure out what we can do to make future experiences better. If there are changes we can make we need to know about them," said Ticketing Coordinator Adrienne White.

    Only about 15 to 20 students came to the forum to share their experiences and offer suggestions to the ticketing staff. 

    "Turnout is low...I'm really not sure why. A lot of the negativity that is spread through social media, students aren't compelled to come and talk about it in person," said White. 

    The main suggestion that students focused on were how tickets were awarded. The current system awards tickets based on the number of loyalty points students have.

    Students receive loyalty points by going to other athletic and University sanctioned events. One complaint by older students are that they still have to fight freshman for tickets because of how these points are awarded.

    "I mean I know it's really hard to please everyone, but it's also really frustrating for a lot of the seniors. They offer all of these loyalty point opportunities for freshman and not for seniors," said Olivia Rogers a fourth-year student.

    Students suggested that there be a way for them to know how many loyalty points they have when they log onto the TicketMaster website to request tickets.

    The ticketing staff stressed that even with changes there will still be no way to guarantee tickets to the games.

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