August 26, 2004

The Price of Seeing the Top 25 College Teams: Big-time college sports programs are increasingly requiring fans to pony up more than the ticket price to attend their games. While the practice of "premium seating" is not new some colleges have been tying seating preferences and other benefits to donations for decades it is on the rise, as are the dollar figures involved.

posted by jason streed to football at 12:24 PM - 4 comments

I wonder what my dad will be willing to pay to keep his cherished (UIowa) Kinnick Stadium seats--three of 'em, about 20 rows up, 48 yard line, hometeam side. He's had them since about 1975, I think.

posted by jason streed at 12:29 PM on August 26, 2004

It's all because of those rising player salaries, of course.......

posted by spira at 01:05 PM on August 26, 2004

Hahahahaha! Nice spira. In other news. (Second item)

posted by 86 at 01:19 PM on August 26, 2004

Wow, I had no idea that so much was involved for non-students to get tickets. This is yet another side of life I'll never know. Then again, I didn't really go to games while I was in college. Not sure why I'd start now. Thanks for the link though, jason.

posted by Ufez Jones at 02:22 PM on August 26, 2004

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