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January 9, 2008

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To the editor:

This is to the couple sitting in Section 11 Row 15 Seats 7 and 8 at the Dec. 29 Jayhawk game vs. Yale.

I'm Lindy Hill from Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the individual you gave your tickets to that night after my wife, sister-in-law and I were removed from our seats for sitting in the wrong section. We had general admission tickets, and arrived 45 minutes early to the game to ensure our seats. The usher instructed us where to sit, but the seats were not GA. Long story short, the game sold out and we were left with no seats.

The response we got from crowd control was that they were sorry, and there was nothing they could do. We had just driven 386 miles (5 hours and 45 minutes) to watch the Jayhawks, but we experienced the worst display of professionalism from the crowd control officials. Their gross mishandling of the situation brought my wife and sister-in-law to tears. You, however, stepped in to make up for the university's shortcomings, and for that I am forever thankful.

I was so caught up by your display of kindness and the excitement that finally we could watch the game. I did not obtain your name to properly thank you. This forum is the only way for me and my family to express our gratitude. It is with great regret that we do not have more to offer you than a sincere thank-you. You truly displayed Jayhawk pride.

Lindy Hill,

Sioux Falls, S.D.

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damnocracy 6 years, 3 months ago

Not that anyone will read this but...

I attened the KU vs. Loyola game with my family. We had GA tickets, so we arrived early and got good seats near the bottom of the second level. There were three open seats next to us. Another group of fans sat on the other side so that our row was completely filled in with the exception of the three empty seats between my family and the other group.

A mother with two high-school aged kids showed up and took the three empty seats. At about 20 minutes before game-time, the two kids went to get food.

About 10 minutes before tipoff, I noticed a 50ish blond-haired lady in a tight black skirt, crimson top, and walkie-talkie walking around, looking for open seats for the irritating late arrivals.

Instead of sending the late arrivals to the rafters where they belonged, this lady decided to bring them to the row where there were empty seats and without asking those already sitting in that area told the late arrivals to sit in the open seats!

When the mom (and the rest of us) explained that the kids (whose coats were placed on the seats) were getting food, this power-tripping lady got sarcastic and started yelling "I've checked the bathrooms, there not that full. There's no saving seats."

Huh? We bascically told the lady to go to hell and leave because no one was saving seats--the fans were already there, but that didn't stop her from doing the same thing time and again to other in the NW section of the fieldhouse.

Of course, almost every straggler she seated got booted once the actual seat holders returned from the consession stand and/or restroom.

For those of you who regularly sit in sections 19 through 22 on the middle level---I feel sorry for you.;

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