Baylor Bear Foundation Brochure 2013
Bear Foundation Brochure that explains the 2013 2014 campaign and seating for the new Baylor Stadium.
Doug and Lacy, Where will you be sitting in 2014? Your 2013-14 Foundation membership will impact seating at the new Baylor Stadium in 2014. • 2013-14 Bear Foundation members will receive priority for season ticket selection in Baylor Stadium. • Ticket limits in 2014 will be based on tickets owned in 2013 at Floyd Casey Stadium. • Baylor Stadium seat selection will take place in Feb./March 2014. 2013-14 Baylor Bear Foundation Membership Brochure Baylor Nation: While Baylor Nation is tremendously proud of the academic and athletic accomplishments of our student-athletes, coaches and staff, the continued generosity of our more than 3,600 loyal Bear Foundation members has helped pave the way for many of our championship moments, and, for that, we say THANK YOU! The Year of the Bear provided many memorable moments in 2011-12, and while we are enjoying another outstanding year, we believe all of our programs are poised for continued success. The 2013-14 academic year will, of course, mark our final football season at Floyd Casey Stadium, and it is our desire to make the Bears last season there a memorable one. We are also hard at work to ensure a smooth transition to the new Baylor Stadium when the gates open in the fall 2014. The information on the following pages will outline not only Bear Foundation membership benefits for the upcoming 2013-14 academic year, but many of our transition plans to Baylor Stadium in 2014. Please take time to review the material and direct any questions to the Bear Foundation staff. Our goal is to make the transition experience positive for all of our faithful fans! Thank you again for your continued support of the Bear Foundation, and investing in the academic and athletic accomplishments of our student-athletes! You are making a difference! Sic â€˜Em Bears! Ian McCaw Director of Athletics Baylor University 2 2013-14 Baylor Bear Foundation Membership Brochure ROI: How Your Baylor Bear Foundation Membership Helps Fulfill Student-Athlete Expenses: Championship Club / $30,000+ Funds One Full Year of Tuition Athletic Director Club – Big 12 / $15,000-$29,999 Funds One Full Semester of Tuition Athletic Directors Club – Green & Gold / $12,000-$14,999 Funds 1/4 of One Annual Scholarship Athletic Directors Club – Bear Claw / $9,000-$11,999 Funds Full Year of Room & Board Black Bear / $7,000-$8,999 Funds all Room, Board & Fees for a Semester Return on Investment For over 70 years, the Baylor Bear Foundation has existed with a sole purpose: To provide scholarship assistance for Baylor’s student-athletes. You’ve trusted us with your investment in Baylor Athletics by becoming a valued Baylor Bear Foundation member and the results speak volumes. The return on your investment has yielded unprecedented academic and athletic success. But the journey doesn’t end here; this is only the beginning. Golden Grizzly / $5,000-$6,999 Funds an Academic Year of Room & Books Bear Backer / $3,000-$4,999 Funds One Semester of Room & Books Gold Bear / $1,500-$2,999 Funds One Semester of Course & Student Fees Green Bear / $750-$1,499 Funds Full Year of Books Brown Bear / $400-$749 Funds One Semester of Books Kodiak and Young Alumni / $200-$399 Assists in Funding Semester Course Fees 3 2013-14 Baylor Bear Foundation Membership Brochure Premium Seating & Priority Parking A 2013 football parking pass will be provided for all BBF members who contribute an unrestricted amount of $750 or more for the 2013-2014 membership year and purchase season tickets. Donations of $3,000+ Donations of $1,500 to $2,999 Donations of $750 to $1,499 Football $1,500 per seat (Chairback seats in Bear Heights) $750 per seat (Chairback seats in section F or VIP seating in Galloway Executive Suite) $500 per seat (Chairback seats in sections E and G) BBF members at a minimum level of $250 (no limit on number of seats) $250 per seat (Lower level bench seating) $200 per seat (Lower level bench seating) Basketball “ Pub D” LOT lic P ark in “B” LOT g “ Pub C” LOT lic P ark ing “A” LOT “A” LOT MEN’S BASKETBALL $2,000 per seat Champions Row $500 per seat center courtside $400 per seat outer courtside $300 per seat center court $200 per seat lower arena $150 per seat lower arena WOMEN’S BASKETBALL $1,000 per seat Champions Row $300 per seat center courtside $200 per seat outer courtside $150 per seat center court $100 per seat lower arena $75 per seat lower arena Parking Lot A Season ticket holders for the 2013-2014 season who are Bear Foundation members at $3,000 level. Parking Lot B Season ticket holders for the 2013-2014 season who are Bear Foundation members at $1,500 level. “C” and “D” Lots: Open to all other season ticket holders and the public. 4 2013-14 Baylor Bear Foundation Membership Brochure A Look at Where You Stand 2012-13 Final Membership Data BBF Levels Level Amounts $30,000 + $15,000 - $29,999 $12,000 - $14,999 $9,000 - $11,999 $7,000 - $8,999 $5,000 - $6,999 $3,000 - $4,999 $1,500 - $2,999 $750 - $1,499 $400 - $749 $200 - $399 Below $200 Members with FB Seats 33 25 24 85 47 118 364 404 298 173 246 150 # of Tickets 266 147 141 444 241 495 1,286 1,270 975 519 862 395 266 413 554 998 1,239 1,734 3,020 4,290 5,265 5,784 6,646 Total Tickets Above Level This chart breaks down the number of football season tickets by membership level and gives you an indication of where you rank when seating locations are assigned. Visit BaylorBearFoundation.com for an updated chart based on 2013-14 levels. Championship Club ADC-Big 12 ADC-Green/Gold ADC-Bear Claw Black Bear Golden Grizzly Bear Backer Gold Bear Green Bear Brown Bear Kodiak Young Alumni & Members The BBF Priority Ranking System First Priority: GIVING LEVEL • Championship Club $30,000 plus Second Priority: POINTS Rank Your giving level in the Bear Foundation and points accumulated • Athletic Directors Club – Big 12 $15,000 - $29,999 $12,000 - $14,999 $9,000 - $11,999 • 5 points given for every $100 gift to the BBF in the 2013-14 membership year. through cash giving to Athletics since 1997 are used to determine your ranking. Your giving level is the first priority then your points are used to rank you within your membership level. The information provided will help you understand how the priority ranking system works. • Athletic Directors Club – Green/Gold • Athletic Directors Club – Bear Claw • Black Bear • 3 points given for every $100 gift to an athletic endowment from previous membership year. • 2 points given for every $100 gift to an individual sport, capital or special project to Baylor athletics from previous membership year. $7,000 - $8,999 • Golden Grizzly • Bear Backer • Gold Bear $5,000 - $6,999 $3,000 - $4,999 $1,500 - $2,999 • 1 point given for every $100 gift in new money raised by a fund drive volunteer. • Green Bear $750 - $1,499 • Brown Bear • Kodiak $120 • Points increase cumulatively so that 1 point is given for every $100 gift to Baylor athletics for previous years not covered above. $400 - $749 $200 - $399 • Bonus points are offered to members for early renewal and at other times as an incentive to a special event. These points are not cumulative. • Young Alumni 5 2013-14 Baylor Bear Foundation Membership Brochure 2014 Baylor Stadium Premium Seating Location Sections Loge 1-79 # of Seats 316 Type of Seats Caster chairs Stadium Loge Boxes S O L D O U T West Side, 200 & 300 Level • Private seating area • Access to indoor stadium club • Individual TVs in each box West Side, 200 Level • Premium sightlines • Access to indoor stadium club • Ideal vantage point between the 30-yard lines West Side, 200 Level • Premium sightlines • Access to indoor stadium club West Side, 100 Level • Excellent field view • Close proximity to the field • Ideal vantage point at midfield West Side, 100 Level • Excellent field view • Close proximity to the field West Side, 100 Level • Excellent field view • Close proximity to the field West Side, 300 Level • Ideal vantage point inside the 30-yard lines • Easy to access sections West Side, 300 Level • Excellent field view • Easy to access sections East Side, 200 Level • Premium vantage point • Easy access from parking and campus East Side, 300 Level • Lower half of each section • Excellent sight lines C4, C5, C6 475 C1, C2, C3, C7, C8, C9 715 106 480 Bear Heights Club, Midfield Cushion chairbacks Bear Heights Club, Sides Championship Cushion chairbacks Chairbacks Field 104, 105, 107, 108 1,800 Chairbacks Red Zone 103, 109 1,325 Benches w/backs West Side, 300 Level, Midfield West Side, 300 Level, Sides East Side, 200 Level 305-307 360 Chairbacks 302-304, 308-309 600 Chairbacks 222-226 1,285 Chairbacks East Side, 300 Level 322-326 1,350 Chairbacks 6 2013-14 Baylor Bear Foundation Membership Brochure D 320 319 21 9 GATE 321 322 323 324 325 326 327 328 329 228 220 120 221 121 222 122 223 123 124 224 125 225 126 226 127 227 128 318 129 22 9 230 119 21 BAYLOR LINE 130 118 217 317 131 A GATE 8 117 WAVE 216 316 116 10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10 113 112 100 111 110 109 103 102 101 313 312 21 311 1 108 107 106 105 104 210 310 C9 309 C8 308 C7 C6 307 C5 306 LOGES C4 305 C3 304 C2 303 SUITES Student Sections Seat option and ticket prices will be released at the end of 2013. Map is projection based on architectural renderings. Sections, seat quantity and seat type subject to change as construction dictates. 10 20 30 40 50 40 30 20 10 314 114 BAYLOR C GATE 315 115 GOLDEN 214 213 C1 302 202 301 201 B GATE 21 2 7 2013-14 Baylor Bear Foundation Membership Brochure New Baylor Stadium Seating Plan As we transition from Floyd Casey Stadium to the new Baylor Stadium in 2014, the Athletic Department is working hard to effectively communicate our seating plans to you, our most loyal fans. Premium seating at Baylor Stadium will be handled in two stages, the Campaign Phase and the Baylor Stadium Seating Plan. Campaign Phase seats are limited to Baylor Stadium’s suites, loge boxes and Bear Heights club seats. The Campaign Phase, which supports the stadium project’s capital expenses with a “Campaign Gift” that will accompany the purchase of premium seats in Baylor Stadium’s suites, loges and Bear Heights Club seats, is underway and will close in the fall of 2013. In addition to annual BBF commitments, seats selected in the Campaign Phase also carry a one-time, fully tax-deductible donation with minimum levels for each respective area. Baylor Stadium Seating Plan: The remaining approximately 7,500 premium seats, including any Bear Heights Club seats not selected during the Campaign Phase, will be made available via the Bear Foundation Priority Ranking System established by 2013-14 Bear Foundation membership levels. All premium seats selected through the Baylor Stadium Seating Plan will carry Bear Foundation annual seat option requirements but will not include an additional “Campaign Gift.” In February and March of 2014, BBF members who have requested premium seats in the new stadium will participate in the 2014 Baylor Stadium Seating Plan. Full details on the Seating Plan will be communicated at the conclusion of 2013. Additional Policies/Procedures: • 2013-14 BBF members purchasing season tickets in 2013 will have the opportunity to select the same number of season tickets in 2014 during their Baylor Stadium Seating Plan selection time. Season ticket limits will be established by total 2013 tickets owned (regardless if they are premium or non-premium seats). o Example: Donor Bobby Bear owns 2 premium seats in 2013 but wants to purchase 4 in 2014. Bobby needs to purchase 2 additional tickets (either premium or non-premium) in 2013. With this, he would then be able to purchase 4 premium tickets in 2014 (in any available stadium location). • The Baylor Stadium Seating Plan will occur with the support of Ballena software, successfully utilized recently by numerous other Bowl Championship Series institutions including TCU, Virginia and Kansas State. This technology will allow our donors the opportunity to watch the selection process in real time. Those requesting tickets will be given the option to select their seats online, in person at the Simpson Center with the assistance of a Bear Foundation representative or over the phone. • Ballena is currently in the development phase of an interactive 3D map that will allow virtual views of Baylor Stadium from all seating locations. The virtual Baylor Stadium is projected to be live later this summer. • Those BBF members who chose to participate in the Baylor Stadium Seating Plan will automatically renew their 2013-14 BBF membership amount for 2014-15. As consistent with current BBF policy, membership levels used to establish reseating Priority Rankings must be maintained at a minimum to continue to receive the tickets selected during the process. Membership levels can always be increased to cover additional seat options or at the Members discretion, but levels may not be decreased unless the Member elects to forfeit their premium seat location. • PARKING & TAILGATING: Location details on parking & tailgating lots are still being developed, however, there will be approximately 2,500 paved on-site parking spots at the new stadium (which is equal or greater to that at Floyd Casey). Additionally, reserved parking lots will be located along University Parks Drive as a benefit for Bear Foundation Members. Parking & Tailgating benefits at Baylor Stadium will be based on 2014-15 Bear Foundation giving levels. 8 2013-14 Baylor Bear Foundation Membership Brochure JOIN the Bear Foundation for 2013-14 (at the highest level possible) PURCHASE football season tickets for 2013-14 (as many as you wish to have in 2014) Action Steps Join the Baylor Bear Foundation for 2013-14 - Your renewal or new membership form can be found inside the front cover of this book. o For Renewals: The amount shown is either the necessary donation to maintain all current season tickets held or your donation given in 2012-13. o For New Members: An outline of benefits can be found on page 12. The Bear Foundation Priority Ranking System will be used to establish selection priority for the Baylor Stadium Seating Plan based on 2013-14 BBF donors as of Nov. 22, 2013, thus the 2013-14 BBF donation will be paramount in determining future seating locations. To improve their selection position, donors may increase their 2013-14 BBF contribution anytime during the year until Nov. 22, 2013. Visit BaylorBearFoundation.com for updated monthly information throughout the year showing the number of BBF members at each giving level and the season ticket numbers they potentially occupy. Purchase Season Tickets - Season ticket limits for the 2014 football season will be based on 2013 thus BBF members are encouraged to purchase additional tickets in 2013, if they wish to have that same number in 2014. - Bear Foundation members will be guaranteed the ability to purchase the same number of season tickets in 2014, however, access to premium seats will be based on availability and will require payment of the respective seat option minimums. - 2013 Football ticket renewals will be available in mid-March with new ticket requests also being open to BBF members at this time. BBF members wishing to upgrade or add additional premium tickets for the 2013 season must submit this request in writing/online during the purchase period. Upgrades, which will be made in June 2013, will be based on the donor’s 2013-14 BBF Priority Ranking as of May 31, 2013. Premium availability at Floyd Casey Stadium will be limited, as 98.6% of all premium seats in 2012 were sold via season tickets. Additional ways to support… Campaign Gift Phase Please follow Baylor-Stadium.com and your Baylor Bear Foundation email for comprehensive information on premium seat opportunities in Baylor Stadium’s Bear Heights Club via the Campaign Gift Phase. Seats selected in the Campaign Gift Phase will have priority in location selection. Stadium Bricks Show your support with a gift to the Baylor Stadium Bricks campaign. In appreciation for your gift, Baylor will install a brick engraved with your personalized message at the new stadium as a tangible expression of the support and dedication of Baylor Nation. Brick costs range from $175 to $1,250. For more information or to purchase a brick visit: www.baylor.edu/stadiumbricks or call 1-855-BEAR-FAN (1-855-232-7326).* *Please note purchase of bricks do not count toward BBF membership. 9 2013-14 Baylor Bear Foundation Membership Brochure Frequently Asked Questions BEAR FOUNDATION GENERAL QUESTIONS How will my 2013-14 BBF donation impact my selection of seats at Baylor Stadium? • The Baylor Stadium Seating Process will be determined based on the BBF Priority Rankings System as of Nov. 22, 2013. We are using the 2013-14 rankings to reward our loyal donors who are with us in the year prior to the stadium opening. When are ticket payment and Bear Foundation payments due? • Full payment or a payment plan must be established for both season tickets and BBF donations prior to receiving tickets. 2013-14 BBF commitments must be paid in full prior to any season tickets being mailed in 2014. Those selecting seats during the Baylor Stadium Seating Process will have their 2013-14 BBF membership levels automatically renewed at the same level in 2014-15 prior to their selection and be responsible for additional seat options based on their 2014 seat selections, if necessary. How do I determine what my 2013-14 giving level should be if I don’t know the seat option costs in the new stadium? • Your 2013-14 BBF donation must cover your 2013-14 seat options for football and basketball and to establish ranking for selection of seats in 2014. Your 2013-14 BBF donation level can be increased in 2014-15 to cover additional seat options if needed. Since 2013-14 giving levels will be used to establish the ranking process, we encourage you to increase your giving at a level that will maximize your opportunity for the best seats possible. Are there other changes to the Bear Foundation options and benefits in 2013-14? • Yes, access to the Galloway Suite during football games has increased from $1,500 to $3,000. Access to the Bear Zone still remains at $750 or greater. Seat options at the Ferrell Center will remain the same with the lone exception being an increase on Championship Row. In addition, section 119 in the Ferrell Center will no longer be classified as a premium section so season ticket holders wishing to remain in that section will not have a seat option associated with their ticket. How can I learn more about where my Bear Foundation ranking falls? • Page 5 in this brochure outlines the BBF membership totals by level and the number of tickets allocated currently to these members. This chart will be updated on a monthly basis at BaylorBearFoundation.com Can I purchase additional premium seats in 2013 at Floyd Casey Stadium? • You may request additional premium seats, however with attrition, it is anticipated that availability will be low. Allocation of premium seats will be very limited and will be based on the BBF Priority Rankings System. 10 2013-14 Baylor Bear Foundation Membership Brochure BAYLOR STADIUM SEATING PLAN How and when will the Baylor Stadium Seating Process work? • BBF members will be ranked via the Bear Foundation Priority Ranking system and in Feb./March of 2014 will be given the opportunity to participate in the Baylor Stadium Seating Process. Donors will be able to personally select seats online, over the phone or in-person at the Simpson Center with the assistance of a BBF representative. Additional information on the Baylor Stadium Seating Process will be provided later this year including specific dates and procedures. Can I increase my membership level during the year to improve my selection position for my seats? • Yes, you can increase your 2013-14 membership level at any point up till Nov. 22, 2013. Priority ranking for the 2014 Baylor Stadium Seating Process will be based on giving levels on this date. What are the limits on ticket selection amounts that can be chosen during the reseating? • Members will be limited to the number of tickets they purchased in 2013 at Floyd Casey Stadium (premium and non-premium). Example: If a donor has 4 premium seats and 4 non-premium seats at Floyd Casey they may select up to 8 seats during their selection window for any seats available at the time of their selection. Donor will be responsible to satisfy seat option requirements for their selected seats with their 2014-15 BBF membership. Additional tickets can be purchased at the conclusion of the Seating Process. Tickets purchased in the suites and loges do not count against individual limit totals. When will the Baylor Stadium seating process occur? • The Baylor Stadium Seating Process is scheduled to occur in February and March of 2014. BBF members will be contacted at the conclusion of the 2013 football season with additional details and information prior to the process beginning. What if the seats I select during the Baylor Stadium Seating Process exceed my 2013-14 BBF donation level? • Donors can potentially select tickets with seat options that exceed their 2013-14 BBF giving level. This increase will be reflected in the donor’s minimum BBF donation amounts for the 2014-15 year. Donors will not have to pay the additional amount in 2013-14. Can Bear Foundation members select non-premium seats during their seat selection? • Yes. BBF members will be able to select all of their allotted tickets during their respective selection times and will have the option to choose at their discretion the breakdown between premium and non-premium seats, so as long as they meet the minimum BBF seat option requirements with their 2014-15 giving level. How much will tickets and seat options be in the new stadium? • Exact amounts are being finalized and will be released later in 2013, however, we are committed to keep ticket prices as well as BBF seat options at comparable levels as 2013 prices. When can I find out more about parking benefits and tailgating opportunities at the new stadium? • Architects and traffic consultants are determining placement of the reserved parking spaces. Parking benefits and tailgating opportunities will be based on 2014-15 membership levels and will be announced later this year or early in 2014. 11 2013-14 Baylor Bear Foundation Membership Brochure Athletic Director Club (Bear Claw) $9,000-$11,999 Athletic Director Club (Green/Gold) $12,000-$14,999 Athletic Director Club (Big 12) $15,000-$29,999 All benefits Based on Availability Tax Deduction BBF Insider Email Window Decal Bowl Ticket Priority (# of tickets) MBB & WBB Big 12 Tournament Ticket Priority (# of tickets) MBB & WBB Final Four Ticket Priority (# of tickets) BBF Insider Magazine Football Game Program Recognition Football: Access to Bear Zone Basketball: Access to Stone Room Reserved Football Parking * Reserved Basketball & Baseball Parking Football: Access to Galloway Suite Assigned Football & Basketball Parking * BaylorVision Webcast All-Access Subscript. Athletic Director’s Golf Outing 2 Tickets to Athletic Director Suite: Baseball & Softball 2 Suite Tickets for Home Football Game Reserved Table in Galloway Executive Suite Top Priority for Football & Basketball (Champions Row & Bear Heights) 2 Suite Tickets for Away Football Game Invitation to Championship Club Dinner 4 4 4 4 2 4 4 2 6 6 2 6 6 2 6 6 2 6 6 2 8 8 2 8 8 2 8 8 2 12 # All ticket opportunities are subject to availability. * Must be a season ticket holder to receive. * Members may request tickets exceeding above listed amounts, but will only receive priority placement up to their membership level’s limits. • Young Alumni and Warrior Bear, visit baylorbearfoundation.com for benefits and membership information. Championship Club $30,000 and above Golden Grizzly $5,000-$6,999 Gold Bear $1,500-$2,999 Bear Backer $3,000-$4,999 Black Bear $7,000-$8,999 Green Bear $750-$1,499 Brown Bear $400-$749 Kodiak $200-$399 2013-14 Benefits & Membership Levels 10 10 4 Important Dates to Remember 2013 March March 2 March 12 March 18 April 15 May 29 June 1 June 15 Stadium Loge Boxes Sales – SOLD OUT Bear Foundation Fund Drive Starts Online Football Season Ticket Renewals Available New Season Tickets Available Early Bear Renewal Deadline - Outstanding Football Season Ticket Renewals Mailed Football Season Ticket Renewal Deadline Deadline for 2013-14 BBF Pledge to retain season tickets associated with donation New Football Premium Seat Requests and Upgrades Processed June-Nov. 2014 Baylor Stadium Bear Heights Club Seat Sales – Campaign Gift Required June-Aug. Basketball Season Ticket Renewals Aug. 31 Nov. 22 Dec. Baylor Kickoff vs. Wofford Deadline to commit or increase 2013-14 BBF donation level used for 2014 FB Reseating Additional Communication from BBF on Baylor Stadium Seating Plan Nov.-Dec. Baseball/Softball Season Ticket Renewals 2014 Feb./Mar. Aug. 30 Baylor Stadium Seating Baylor Stadium Kickoff vs. SMU 1500 S. University Parks Dr. • Waco, TX 76706 • 254-710-2582 www.baylorbearfoundation.com