Frequently Asked Questions

What is Blazer Boosters?
Blazer Boosters is the fundraising arm of UAB Athletics and serves as the primary source of revenue for the athletics department. Blazer Boosters members assist in generating revenues for two main purposes. The first is to offset annual student-athlete scholarship costs. The second is to secure financial resources for capital projects such as new athletic facilities or renovations to existing athletic facilities. Members of Blazer Boosters are alumni and friends of UAB who recognize the value of the student-athlete experience.

How do I obtain priority seating for men's basketball?
By joining the Blazer Club, individuals can secure priority seating for UAB men's basketball home games. Seating locations are based on availability due to supply and demand and seats will be allocated based on priority points as outlined here. The per-seat Blazer Club donation must be paid annually in addition to the season ticket cost in order to retain seats. Please review the minimum per-seat donation requirements in the Blazer Boosters membership guide.

Is my contribution tax deductible?
UAB Athletics recommends that donors check with their tax advisor. Generally speaking, if a donor's gift is related to priority seating, 80% of the contribution is tax deductible less any additional benefits received.

What benefits do I receive for supporting UAB Athletics?
Click here for a chart of annual membership benefits.

How can I support the newly reinstated football, bowling and rifle programs?
Blazer fans are encouraged to make their financial commitment toward the newly-reinstated athletic teams. Contributions will be used to support the costs associated with sustaining these programs. To make a pledge specific to the Football, Bowling & Rifle Support Fund, please call Brad Hardekopf at (205) 996-5219 or click here.

When will football, bowling, and rifle programs begin play?
Football will begin play in the fall of 2017, bowling in 2016, and rifle in 2015. Football and bowling are not returning immediately in order to provide sufficient time to recruit and train players to set the Blazers up for successful seasons upon the return of these sports.

Can I purchase football season tickets?
Currently, $25 per seat donations can be made in order to reserve your spot for 2017. Click here for more information and to place your order!

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