A simple sticker on the back of your Abilene Christian ID card is the new “ticket” to get into all your favorite sports events here at ACU. It will work as an all-sports pass to grant you season access to all the games, and it is intended to be more efficient and user-friendly for the ACU student and faculty community. This new change has already been put into effect as of the Christmas Slam in Moody on Tuesday and will stay in effect for at least the rest of the school year.
“It’s a new solution, and we will keep it for the rest of the year,” said John Houser, assistant athletic director of operations.
Houser, along with ID Services and several others, came together to put together this new idea.
“The old way of getting tickets just wasn’t catching on,” Houser said. “There were too many complaints from the students, so we had to find this new solution.”
Houser said they are still looking to improve the ticketing efficiency.
“Ultimately, we are working toward getting a bar code on the back of the student’s IDs so they can just scan and go,” he said.
As for the students, many of the think that this new sticker idea is much more convenient and beneficial to the community.
“I think this new sticker idea is much better,” said Alex Davis, freshman information systems major from Beale Air Force Base, Calif. “Why would I want to go through any hassle at all to get into some home games when I can just use my ID that I always have with me.”
Josh Gentry, freshman Biblical text major from Spring, feels the same way.
“I think this idea is much better,” Gentry said. “I was wasting time and money printing off tickets to get into games. I’d rather just swipe or show my card to get into any home games, rather than go through any process.”