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Longhorn baseball and softball fans can breathe a collective relief.
In his weekly Forty Acres Insider newsletter, Texas Athletics Director Chris Del Conte laid out several options for season ticket holders for the two spring sports.
“We have a few ways you can manage the remaining balance of your ticket and parking purchases,” Del Conte said. “You can gift the remaining value to the Longhorn Foundation, have your account credited for future purchases, or request a refund for your remaining balance by April 3 of this year.”
Texas baseball had started 14–3 in what was scheduled to be a 55-game regular season. Twenty-one home games remained, starting with a three-game series against New Mexico scheduled for March 13. Softball was 27 games into a promising season. They finished the shortened season ranked No. 3 in the USA Today/NFCA Coaches Poll.
In Tuesday’s issue of Forty Acres Insider, Del Conte also detailed his plans for football season ticketing. The deadline to purchase season tickets was set at March 20, but it has been pushed back six weeks to May 1.
“We realize this is a time of uncertainty for many, and with that in mind, we have extended the football season ticket renewal deadline,” Del Conte said. “We did this because you are the lifeblood of our program, and your continued support as a season ticket holder is a critical way for us to maintain and build on all of our Longhorn Athletics programs, which we all strive to make the best in the country.”
Texas sold more than 62,000 season tickets for the 2019 season and approached the maximum of 63,000.