Missouri State’s Student Government Association has moved to propose changes to the current student seating policy in JQH Arena. After reviewing the existing policy, SGA’s University Advancement Committee has compiled a list of recommendations, which they hope will be adopted in order to make the policy more effective.
Student Government Association’s first recommendation is that all seating be “General Admission” rather than reserved. This change would mean that rather than student tickets having a specific seat assigned to them, students would be free to sit in any seat in the student section.
Another recommendation addresses ticket distribution, suggesting that student tickets for every regular season basketball game be released two hours prior to game time on a first come-first served basis.
Maroon Madness would still have a portion of seats reserved for their members, but would be asked to return any unused tickets 30 minutes prior to tip-off in order to allow other students to claim them. After tip-off, seating designated for Maroon Madness would become open to all students.
Student organizations wishing to reserve a block of seats may designate one member to pick up tickets two hours before game time and will be required to provide a list of signatures for all students receiving a ticket. This number may not exceed the total number of members within the organization. An organization may lose the privilege to reserve tickets if tickets are found to be unused or sold.
During high profile games no student organization will be allowed to reserve blocks of seating.
Please note: the information contained above is not an exhaustive list of the recommendations made by Student Government Association. To view the document in it’s entirety, please visit: sga.missouristate.edu, navigate to the “Documents” tab, and locate the document titled “Student Seating Policy Recommendation” under the “Resolutions” tab.
For more information, please contact Paige Oxendine, Chief Communications Officer, at Oxendine100@live.missouristate.edu.