This is actually really cool. Since Bruce Allen came here the redskins have been (slowly but) steadily improving the game-day experience in many ways; some small, some large. This, in my opinion, is the biggest thing they've done for season ticket holders yet. Given how often I take jabs at the organization for its (lack of) relationship with the season ticket holders, I think it's only fair to give them credit when it is rightfully due.The Redskins are pleased to introduce a new season ticket holder upgrade program where you, the season ticket holder, get to pick your new seat location for your general admission season tickets. Starting in early May, season ticket holders who are paid in full or current on their Redskins installment plan will be able to select in real time their new seat location from available inventory.
Season ticket holders will be assigned a priority group based on seniority and seat location. You will be notified approximately two weeks before the start of the program of the date and time your priority group will be eligible to select seats.
Benefits of the Pick-a-Seat Upgrade Program:
•You choose your new seat location from available inventory
•Move closer to midfield
•Move closer to or further from the field
•Move onto or off of an aisle
•Consolidate the seats on your account into one location
•Sit with another account holder
Once your priority group is eligible, you will be able to manage the seat upgrade process by logging into www.Redskins.com/MyAccount. Again, you will be notified in late April, approximately two weeks before the start of the program, of the date and time of your priority group.
Remember, only account holders who are paid in full or current on their Redskins installment plan are eligible to upgrade. If you haven't already made payment, please do so today by going to www.Redskins.com/MyAccount. The deadline to renew is April 1.
Obviously I haven't used the system, and there's a very real possibility it wont live up to the hype. They told us when invoices were sent out that the upgrade system was being revamped - they didn't give us any clue that this was the type of revamping they were doing.
The biggest problem with electing to upgrade is the unknown consequences of your actions - sure, you're being 'upgraded' but are your seats going to actually be better? It's a crap shoot, and one you have little (if any) control over. This really addresses that problem.
I eagerly wait for my chance to use this new system. What remains to be seen is how this is actually going to work... is someone with more seniority than I going to be able to log in and take my seats? Or are they only going to be able to look at open seats from sections that have already gone?