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What is the CGA?  |   How does the CGA affect my current seating in Tad Smith?   |  What are the Premium Areas of the new Arena?

What are the Loyalty and Leadership Deadlines?  |  What are Priority Points?   |  Other Frequently Asked Questions


Capital Gift Agreement (CGA) & Benefits

The Capital Gift Agreement (CGA) is unique to Ole Miss and gives everyone the opportunity to invest in the long-term future of Ole Miss Athletics. Designed to provide unparalleled amenities and privileges, the CGA is an innovative way to provide long-term assurances to our loyal season ticket holders while also generating capital for the Forward Together campaign. By signing and completing the agreement, you will receive a range of benefits including:

  • Premium Game-Day Experience
    • The sections requiring a CGA are among the best seats in the arena. With access to two exclusive club areas, premium seat holders will enjoy the finest gameday amenities.
  • Wait Staff
    • Those sitting in select sections will receive the personal attention of in-seat food and beverage service. You will have the privilege of enjoying food or drink without having to miss any of the action.
  • TransferabilityForward Together Logo
    • By making a capital gift, you will have the opportunity to transfer your seats to your children or grandchildren, friend or third party. The CGA offers a great opportunity to ensure your spot in the new arena for generations to come.
  • Donation Guarantee
    • The CGA guarantees that your required annual donation will not increase during the term of the agreement. With operating costs continuing to rise, donation increases are very much a reality for every program. The CGA provides donors with financial certainty from 2015 through the 2024 season.
  • VIP Parking
    • As a premium seat holder you will enjoy VIP parking privileges that will be included within the annual per-seat donation.
  • Preferred Priority
    • Your CGA will give you Preferred Priority for all post-season play. As such, you’ll be among a limited number of people eligible for the best seats available for road and bowl games.
  • Tax Deduction
    • Similar to your annual Priority Seating donation, your capital gift qualifies as a charitable contribution. We encourage you to consult your tax advisor.
How Does the CGA Affect Current Seating in Tad Smith Coliseum

Your current basketball seats are not affected by the Capital Gift Agreement (CGA). You will still have priority over your current seats until we begin play in the new basketball arena. As long as you continue to make your minimum per-seat contributions, and purchase your season tickets, you will still receive your same seating arrangements. If you sign a CGA for one of the premium areas, your CGA pledge can be satisfied over a 4 year period, with 25% being due each July 1st of 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Examples:

Donor #1 currently has 4 basketball seats in the Tad Smith Coliseum that require a per-seat donation of $150 ($600 total for 4 seats). Donor #1 also signs a CGA for 4 Arena Club seats that have a per-seat CGA gift of $2,000 ($8,000 total). Donor #1 will still make the annual donation of $600 to the Basketball Priority Seating Fund each season until the arena opens, along with the purchase of 4 season tickets. In addition to the contribution to the Basketball Priority Seating Fund, Donor #1 will contribute 25% (or $2,000) of their total CGA pledge of $8,000 by each July 1st of 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. When the new basketball arena opens, Donor #1 will simply make the per-seat donation of $800 ($3,200 total) and purchase 4 season tickets. As always, contributions to the UMAA Foundation are tax deductible.

Donor #2 currently has 2 floor seats in the Tad Smith Coliseum that require a per-seat donation of $1,250 ($2,500 total). Donor #2 also signs a CGA for 2 Courtside Club seats that have a per-seat CGA gift of $3,000 ($6,000 total for 2 seats). Donor #2 will still contribute $2,500 to the Basketball Priority Seating Fund each season until the arena opens, along with the purchase of 2 season tickets. In addition to the donation to the Basketball Priority Seating Fund, Donor #2 will contribute 25% (or $1,500) of their total CGA pledge of $6,000 by each July 1st of 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. When the new basketball arena opens, Donor #2 will simply make the per-seat donation of $1,200 ($2,400 total) and purchase the season basketball tickets. As always, contributions to the UMAA Foundation are tax deductible.

Donor #3 currently has 4 basketball seats in the Tad Smith Coliseum that require a per-seat donation of $150 ($600 total). Donor #3 does not sign a Capital Gift Agreement for one of the club areas in the new arena but does want tickets in the new arena. Donor #3 will simply continue to donate to the Basketball Priority Seating Fund for their tickets in the Tad Smith Coliseum, and will wait for further information about general seating that will be released as the project moves forward.

Premium Seating Areas of the New Basketball Arena

There are four different levels of club seats that will offer an Ole Miss Basketball experience, never before seen. Each area will include premium parking, personal lockers and access to one of the two hospitality areas where complimentary food and beverage services will be provided. The two different hospitality areas are:

Arena Club- Located on the upper concourse, the Arena Club provides the optimum level of service and comfort. With an exclusive concourse area, complimentary food and beverage service and balcony views looking east toward Vaught-Hemingway Stadium the Arena Club offers an exceptional game-day hospitality experience.  

Courtside Club- Offering the highest level of hospitality, the Courtside Club is the perfect place for families and friends to gather before, during and after the game. The Courtside Club features convenience dining in a relaxed and comfortable upscale atmosphere.


Interactive Seating Map


Loge Seats

CGA per-seat: $4,000
Annual per-seat donation: $2,500
Hospitality Club: Arena Club

Located at the top of the lower bowl and adjoining the Arena Club, loge seats are an ideal location for a bird-eye-view of the action. Enjoy the comfort of padded leather chairs in a private box setting and panoramic views of the entire arena. Also included:

  • Private box area with storage and locker space
  • Premium Parking
  • Exclusive access to the Arena Club
  • Complimentary in-seat wait service

Courtside Club Seating

CGA per-seat: $3,000
Annual per-seat donation: $1,200
Hospitality Club: Courtside Club

Combining the comfort of theatre style seats with an up-close view of the game, Courtside Club offers the finest in luxury seating and service. With ample leg room, cup holders and in-seat wait service. Courtside Club seat holders will enjoy all the first-class perks and privileges. Also included:

  • Exclusive access to the Courtside Club and personal locker space
  • Premium Parking
  • Complimentary in-seat wait service

Arena Club Seating

CGA per-seat: $2,000
Annual per-seat donation: $800
Hospitality Club: Arena Club

With exceptional site-lines and padded seats with ample leg room, Arena Club seating offers an up-close view of the action and easy access to the Arena Club and all its amenities. Enjoy premium comforts while sitting right in the middle of all the action and pageantry of the game. Also included:

  • Exclusive access to the Arena Club and personal locker space
  • Premium Parking

Floor Seats

CGA per-seat: $5,000
Annual per-seat donation: $2,500
Hospitality Club: Courtside Club

As close to the game as one can get, floor seats offer an unparalleled view of the action. Sitting along the sideline or baseline, you’ll experience the game and all its glory just inches from the court while also receiving personal attention from in-seat wait staff. Also included:

  • Exclusive access to the Courtside Club and personal locker space
  • Premium Parking
  • Complimentary in-seat wait service


Loyalty and Leadership Reward & Priority Points

With the current priority point rewards being offered for capital gift agreements, now is the time to move up the ranks with the Leadership and Loyalty Rewards.

The leadership and loyalty reward deadline was October 7, 2011. These rewards are priority point based and reward those individuals that committed to the Forward Together campaign early. The rewards are as follows:

Leadership Reward: All donors who signed and donated their CGA in full by October 7, 2011 will receive TRIPLE priority points on your commitment (3 points for every $100 donated).

Loyalty Reward: All donors who signed and returned their CGA by October 7, 2011 will receive DOUBLE priority points as donations are made on your pledge (2 points for every $100 donated).

For more information on priority points, and where you rank, please CLICK HERE.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I order seats in one of the club areas now?

To gaurantee your seats in the one of the club areas in the new arena, fill out an Arena Capital Gift Agreement and return it by January 6th, 2012, in order to lock in the current contribution prices. The form can be found by clicking HERE.

Do I have to commit to a CGA in order to guarantee basketball seats in the new arena?

You only have to sign a CGA if you want to be seated in one of the premium seating sections. The club seats only make up about 16% of the total seating capacity of the new arena, however these seats will offer the amenities and benefits other seats in the arena will not. If you do not want to sit in one of the premium seating sections, the rest of the arena will be seated on a priority point basis no earlier than 2013.

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How do I get the better seats in the arena?

Seating allocations in the new arena will be based on a four-tiered system that rewards those individuals who have been loyal basketball season ticket holders. Everyone will have the opportunity to pick their seats in the new arena based upon where they ranked in priority points within the 4 tiers.

Tier OneThe first people to pick seats in the new arena will be current floor seat holders in the Tad Smith Coliseum. These individuals will be ranked by priority points, and then will be given the first opportunity to pick their seats.

Tier TwoThe next group of individuals to pick their seats will be current basketball season ticket holders that contribute to the Men's Basketball Prioirty Seating Fund. Individuals must have a history of purchasing basketball season tickets, and must maintain their seats until the arena opens. These individuals will be ranked in priority point order, and then will be given the second opportunity to pick their seats.

Tier Three - The next group to pick their seats, will be current basketball season ticket holders who do not contribute to the Men's Basketball Prioirty Seating Fund. Individuals must have a history of purchasing basketball season tickets, and must maintain their seats until the arena opens. These individuals will be ranked in priority point order, and then will be given the third opportunity to pick their seats.

Tier FourThe final group of individuals to pick their seats will be all individuals who do not have season basketball tickets. These individuals will be ranked in priority point order, and have the last opportunity to pick their seats in the new arena.

Is there an opportunity to see the differences in seats that will be installed in the new arena?

Yes. We currently have the all the different seats that will be offered in the new arena. We encourage everyone to come by our office and sit in the leather courtside seats, or even the cushioned arena club seats. The new arena will be state-of-the-art including comfortable seating, ample leg room, and hand rails for easy access and comfort. Our offices are located on the South Side of the Tad Smith Coliseum.

What sort of donation schedules do you offer?http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/ole/sports/umaaf/auto_original/5674079.jpeg

We are more than willing to help you make your contributions in any way we can. We understand the financial commitments this campaign is going to take, and we truly appreciate your support.  For your convenience, monthly drafts from a bank account or credit card are available in any sort of increment (every 6 months, 3 months, monthly, etc.). There are also other ways to give including Stock Transfer, Company Match, IRA, Estate Contribution, and more. For more information on planned giving and ways to give, please CLICK HERE

Can I schedule a meeting with someone to discuss my CGA and the new arena?

Yes. We are always willing to sit down with anyone to discuss their Capital Gift Agreements and ways to contribute to the Forward Together campaign. Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8am until 5pm and any of our representatives would be willing to speak with you. We also have representatives traveling the region if it would be more beneficial to set up a face-to-face visit. Please let us know what works for you, and we will make the necessary accommodations. You may also reach us by calling 662-915-7159 or speak now live with a representative using our online chat by CLICK HERE.


For more information, visit ForwardTogetherRebels.com