Fighting through crowds and craning for the perfect view of Tiger Walk will be a thing of the past for some Auburn fans this fall.
The Tiger Walk Club, a new, premier membership section located in the South End Zone, will offer exclusive views of the pre-game Tiger Walk ceremony. As part of the newly named Harbert Family Recruiting Center, the club will open in time for the 2018 football season.
Gregory Forthofer ’98, associate athletics director for capital projects, said the first level is for football recruiting, while the second will be for club space and olympic sport recruiting. The third floor is part of the Tiger Walk Club.
“The Tiger Walk Club is all about location, location, location,” Forthofer said. “You are there watching Tiger Walk as it happens. You can see down into the lobby where the players go and where the recruits go.”
He said there will be stand-alone bars, air conditioning and televisions for viewing other games and Auburn hype videos. There will be areas for phone charging stations throughout the facility.
Forthofer said Athletics knew what they wanted going into the planning process, and that construction has gone smoothly. Sticking with the classic Auburn theme of a red-brick foundation, the design for the development is modern and simplistic, while still festive and inviting.
Tiger Walk Club membership comes at the price of $1,575 a year and members can enter the Club with a ticket to that Saturday’s game. One must be a paid member of the club to access the amenities. The Club will be open three hours before the start of the game and one hour after the game’s conclusion.
Along with the Harbert Family Recruiting Center, Auburn has begun construction on the new David Housel Press Box. The existing Press Box will gain about 120 outdoor premium seats. There will be an indoor, air-conditioned common area with food, a bar and restrooms.
“Athletics is always looking for ways to make the whole stadium better,” Forthofer said.
By Lily Jackson ’18