High School sports, season ticket price incredible?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Spookwriter, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Let's see...Every once in a while I might take a notion
    to go a high school game.

    Let me think about this....

    Season pass (10 home football games, 10 home basketball) is
    now at $200.00 per family, with an additional $40.00 for a parking
    permit.

    $240....? Really? Better rule me out this year.

    I like the high school band music. I really like it. But not that much.

    Too steep for me...
     
  2. justbugged

    justbugged Head of the Night Crew for WA State

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    I so agree. The price to watch sports are outrageous. I will only go if I get the tickets for free.
     
  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Even for the kids to play now its crazy expensive. Its a shame...
     
  4. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I enjoy high school games...it's still about the love of the
    game.

    College? Pro ball? I wouldn't pay a nickle to see it.

    But the local high school? Yeah.

    But...it's only a few dollars to get in per game. And I can park for free
    across the street.

    IF we went to every game, I would save a whole $15.00 dollars not including
    the parking pass.

    I didn't go to every game when I was in school...
     
  5. Matthew3590

    Matthew3590 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Season tickets are 30 bucks and we are a 5A school. it basically just gets you into one for free at that price. Parking is always free.
     
  6. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    The Boosters help fund our school sports and are very generous so a varsity game is 5 bucks and parking is free.
     
  7. ChickenAlgebra

    ChickenAlgebra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, that's $240 for 20 games and parking. Which makes it $12 a game. Which is the family price, so I'm assuming that more than one person gets in? So that's then $6 (or less) per game. Which may not make sense for two people.

    But yeah, I've done those because with 8 kids, please, it's way cheaper.
     
  8. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    For twenty games plus parking for a family (at least two maybe as many as four) it sounds pretty cheap to me. Those ticket sales may be funding a pretty big part of their program given the budget cuts schools have been facing for years now.
     
  9. Spookwriter

    Spookwriter Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If I had intentions of attending every game, I could understand.

    But I more that likely only see two football games and probably
    no basketball.

    Not cost effective for me.

    Okay...we just built new schools here in the past few years. Last
    two to open this year. But the school bonds did not cover new stadiums.
    The school district is calling for two new stadiums at almost 2.5 million each.

    I've having trouble accepting that expense. Is it really needed?

    Through the years, we've tried to support the boosters. I believe in the local
    school systems as being good for the community, the children.

    At the same time, I feel they need to be reasonable.
     
  10. ChickenAlgebra

    ChickenAlgebra Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Ah, see we usually attend EVERY football, basketball and whatever other sports the kids play or have friends in. So the season pass is a good deal.
     

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