The Hokie Nation has some of the greatest fans in the country. This is displayed by your voices in the stands, travel to away football and bowl games, and financial support to the Hokie Club. In return, your generous support deserves equitable seating in Lane Stadium. The Ladder will again be the fundamental method used for the 2012 reseating. It seeks to integrate athletics giving and continuous years of season ticket purchases for an equitable priority order by which season tickets are assigned; and will be applicable to Hokie Club members and all season ticket holders.
Hokie Club members and Hokie fans are some of the most dedicated and loyal supporters in college sports. Contributions have held strong despite recent cycles in the economy; and season tickets have been sold out since 1999, reflecting the long-term support of the football program. Virginia Tech Athletics recognizes those supporters who have purchased season tickets and been attending games in Lane Stadium since its first full season of play in 1966. Donor and season ticket loyalty are two important parts of supporting Virginia Tech Athletics and the football program; and why they are integrated into the Ladder and seat selection process.
As the costs of scholarships and operational budgets increase, along with the expense of maintaining, implementing and updating first-class facilities into our broad-based sports program, flexible and expected funding is needed. Hokie Club members continually step forward to help meet these financial challenges and deserve recognition.
The Ladder acknowledges the impact of Hokie Club members and season ticket patrons support by:
- Rewarding them with equitable seating based on their Hokie Club rank as determined by giving level, annual contributions, cumulative lifetime giving and years of membership and volunteer service
- Integrating continuous years of season ticket loyalty into the Ladder
- Allowing Pioneers (season ticket holders continuously since 1966) to keep their same seat locations