Friday, February 02, 2007

The high cost (for the fan) of I-A football

I've had my seats in Section 6, Row I continuously since 1976. That's 30 years of UMass home games. Sometimes when UMass has having a poor season and the weather was bad, it was just me and the band...

I wonder what I'd do if UMass went I-A and then implemented a requirement like Boston College just did. They now required $1000/seat (plus the cost of the tickets) to keep season tickets between the 30 yard lines.

It would be wrenching to give up my seats that I've held so long. I suppose that I could boycott any bowl game that the team was invited to and save some bucks there. What would you do if you were a long time season ticket holder?

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

If we went 1A, I would pay the $1,000.

Anonymous said...

atleast 500

Anonymous said...

I think it is a difficult question to answer. Montana fans pay a fee on top of their ticket cost, play 1AA (oops, 1A subdivision)ball and play in one of the most electric venues in the nation. If UMass went 1A,they'd be in a lesser conference, playing no-name schools and generating little interest. Would fans pay $500-1000 to see teams like Ball St. and Toledo? Most likely no.