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Flames Club to Postpone Football Director's Day

June 8, 2020  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Liberty Athletics and the Flames Club have announced the postponement of Director's Day and priority seating for the 2020 football season.

Liberty Athletics and the Flames Club have announced the postponement of Director's Day and priority seating for the 2020 football season.

Liberty Athletics and the Flames Club have announced the postponement of Director's Day and priority seating for the 2020 football season.

The annual selection of seats for Flames Club members at the Director's Level and higher was slated for June 12, and will now be rescheduled to a date next month.     

"We are increasingly confident that the football season will be played as scheduled beginning with our opening game at Virginia Tech on Sept. 5," said Director of Athletics Ian McCaw. "Moreover, we are hopeful to be able to play without restriction on the stadium capacity yet provide a safe environment for our fans. As we move into Phase 2 of reopening in Central Virginia, we are further encouraged."

"However, we believe it is premature to assign specific seats to our Flames Club members and season ticket holders given that there is still some uncertainty," continued McCaw. "Because the seat selection process is a careful and time-consuming process to honor our donors and ticket holders' preferences, and for that reason, it is better that we wait until we have more clarity before we undergo this process. We want to allow as many of Flames Nation as possible to attend our games, and right now that requires us to be patient."

At this time Liberty Athletics is reviewing scenarios for capacity, ingress/egress, concessions, and hospitality for football games.

"We're anxious to see our loyal Flames Club members and can't wait to move forward with the priority seating process. Still, this a necessary step to keep all of our fans safe as we prepare for the best game day atmosphere in the fall," said Mike Hagen, Associate AD/Executive Director of Development.

Season tickets purchased by the June 1 Priority Deadline will be honored through the priority seating process of Flames Club Membership Levels and Loyalty Points. All season tickets purchased after that date will be seated based on the date and time of their order. 

Season tickets remain available for purchase, go to www.LUFootball.com or call (434) 592-5015 for more information!

Frequently Asked Questions about Director's Day

1. When will the Flames Club conduct Director's Day and the Seat Selection Process? Next month.
A: Once the Athletics Department can establish an appropriate plan for capacity in Williams Stadium, Director's Day and the seat selection process will be rescheduled. We will contact all season ticket holders when new dates are determined.

2. How are seats going to be assigned?
A: For all premium seating areas, Flames Club Membership Level, Loyalty Points, and purchase date will be prioritized. Season tickets purchased prior to June 1 will be honored before all other season ticket purchases. Following those who purchased by June 1, all season tickets will be prioritized by the date and time of purchase.

3. What will happen if there is a significant limit on capacity in Williams Stadium?
A: The Athletics Department is evaluating every possible way to allow as many fans as possible to attend games in a safe manner. Should we not be able to accommodate all season ticket purchases or single game ticket purchases, those guests will be contacted regarding their purchase and refund options.

4: If I don't get the tickets I requested, will my Flames Club membership be refunded?
A: Donations to the Flames Club, which support all 550 student-athletes across all sports, will not be refunded.

5: What happens if I don't get tickets this year, or because of health concerns I am unable to attend this season?
A: Flames Club members earn Loyalty Points for being a season ticket holder for consecutive years, among other methods. Fans who renew their Flames Club membership by August 1 and notify the Flames Club that they are unable to attend/purchase this year due to financial or health concerns, will not lose their consecutive year purchase history.

6: What additional steps are being considered?
A: The Athletics Department is evaluating ways to increase the overall capacity of the stadium, how to reduce congestion and allow fans to spread out during the games. All operations are being evaluated to have the best outcome for fans.