Saturday, February 20, 2016

Culver column: Overton builds while addressing fan concerns

TALLAHASSEE, Florida -- Florida A&M Athletic Director Milton Overton Jr. got some truly invaluable information by just asking some fans what they wanted.

He’s gained a lot of popularity since his Aug. 3 start date. He’s got a plan for FAMU’s athletic department, and really, he’s just fulfilling the wants of the fans after the reading the results of a survey he released.

Fans want value when they go see the Rattlers. Seeing a team – it doesn’t matter which team – is great, but fans leave the comfort of their homes because they want an experience. Overton took a look at the results of his fan survey and started crafting his budget from there.

Wednesday, during a meeting of the 220 Quarterback Club at New Times Country Buffet on Monroe Street, Overton announced yet another improvement designed to make sure fans are having a good time. Saturday, the department will debut the “Courtside Club” in the Al Lawson Center.

It’ll be an experience similar to the north end zone seating in Bragg Memorial Stadium. For $40, fans will have access to a buffet, among other things, and will have a pretty good view of FAMU’s men’s and women’s basketball games against arch-rival Bethune-Cookman – one ticket gets you access to both games.


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