Monday, August 22, 2011

Kansas Athletics replaces Touchdown Club recliner stolen from south end of Memorial Stadium



Ricky Weber

The Touchdown Club Seating, started in 2008, gives fans a new way to watch football at Memorial Stadium.

Kansas Athletics Inc. officials have replaced a Touchdown Club recliner that was stolen from Memorial Stadium last week.

Jim Marchiony, an associate athletic director, said Monday that Kansas University officials are examining footage from security cameras to try to identify who stole the chair from the section near the south end zone that features the covered recliners.

According to a KU Public Safety Office report, the recliner was stolen between 8 p.m. Aug. 13 and 7 a.m. Aug. 15. The theft was reported to police last Wednesday. Loss was valued at $1,000.

Marchiony said this was the first theft of a recliner since KU established the Touchdown Club, and he said chairs are put in the section generally from mid-August to mid-November for the football season.


kureader 6 years, 10 months ago

AtlJaybird ... that was uncalled for! (but, funny)

Todd Simpson 6 years, 10 months ago

actually doesn't the stadium have web cams??? I thought it did years ago they were active until gameday then taken offline

alfie 6 years, 10 months ago

Needed a comfy chair for one of the jailed ticket takers

Andy Tweedy 6 years, 10 months ago

The thief won't be successful until he gets the rest of those eye sores our of there!

notigers4me 6 years, 10 months ago

I am sure that it has found a new home in the Snyder Family Stadium. It needed a little classing up that's all.

Joe Joseph 6 years, 10 months ago

Who just walks off with a $1000 recliner?

ahpersecoachingexperience 6 years, 10 months ago

I wonder if whoever stole it put it in the worst location in there house and tries to get his rich friends to sit in it?

Topcitykid10 6 years, 10 months ago

Haha that's awesome, someone's frat house has a sweet new chair

alfie 6 years, 10 months ago

Where was Mark Mangino during that time?

86finalfour 6 years, 10 months ago

not uncalled for and very very funny. that whole recliner touchdown club is so's ku football, not notre dame. The school needs to focus on getting the students out there more than boosters. They need bodies right now.

Topcitykid10 6 years, 10 months ago

If KU wants to compete in the big 12 they need as much money as possible. I think the seats are a good idea. I know if I had the money I would buy those seats.

Ben Kliewer 6 years, 10 months ago

I suppose, looking at it from a money perspective, it's got some allure. But personally, as a fan, I think the whole TDC and recliner thing is pretty dumb and they need to put up some bleachers or something... Side Note: I know they keep it for the 'world famous' Kansas Relays and all, but I'm definitely on board with the 'take out the track and lower the field' crowd, as far as general stadium design goes...

Matt Bowers 6 years, 10 months ago

Has anyone tried the fraternity houses? Sounds like a fraternity prank to me.

Rock Chalk

Jaminrawk 6 years, 10 months ago

They should have given this person all of them. They look ridiculous.

John Randall 6 years, 10 months ago

I think the Touchdown Club should be able to charge a premium for seating in the replacement of the stolen chair – it represents the best in college-days initiative for upgrading living room decor.

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