EUGENE, Ore. (KMTR) – Without a deal to carry the PAC-12 Networks on two major providers, the Oregon Ducks are stepping up, offering ticket discounts for fans who might not be able to catch the games on TV.
The Oregon Athletic Ticket Office is offering reduced ticket prices for people with a current Charter or DirecTV bill, as the two providers still haven’t reached a deal to carry the Pac-12 Network.
The Pac-12 Network will exclusively broadcast the next Oregon game against Tennessee Tech on Saturday, September 15, 2012.
For fans who show their bills, the Ducks ticket office is selling tickets for $30, about 23% off the single game price.
“The fans out there that can't get the game, we want to watch the game and what better place to watch it than Autzen Stadium?” says Craig Pintens, a spokesman with the University of Oregon.
“Instead of watching on TV, you know, it's rare that we do have tickets available, so come on out and watch the game here rather than watching it on TV, because if you have Charter or DirecTV, you're not going to be able to watch it,” says Pintens.
The UO Athletic Department and the Pac-12 made a big push Thursday, September 13, 2012, for fans to protest for the two carriers to pick up the Pac-12 Network.
Many believe it will take the pressure of DirecTV or Charter missing a big game to force a carrier deal. The biggest game the Pac-12 has on their schedule this year comes next week when Cal plays USC.
For Ducks fans to get discounted tickets, they have to bring a current DirecTV or Charter bill to the Moshofsky Center ticket office by 5 PM Friday. Saturday, fans can buy discounted tickets at the ticket office at Autzen Stadium’s South Gate.