LSU To Raise Ticket Prices For Football And Baseball
LSU is planning to raise football ticket prices for the 2014 season and also raise the prices for baseball games for 2015.
The price hike on the tickets announcement was made by athletic director Joe Alleva yesterday.
In a news release, Alleva said the reason was:
For the university “to stay competitive at the highest level of collegiate athletics, but also because of the rising costs of doing business on a daily basis.”
The timing wasn’t the best considering there were 15,000 no-shows for the Tigers’ game against Florida last Saturday in Tiger Stadium, leading Alleva to post a letter to fans on the athletic department website Tuesday.
In the letter, Alleva detailed steps the university is taking to address traffic and parking difficulties as well as long lines entering the stadium.
“There’s no good time to raise ticket prices,” Alleva said Thursday. “This has been planned for over a year. We need to do it. We can’t put it off any longer.”
The plan, which also includes greater flexibility in pricing, will be presented to the LSU Board of Supervisors for approval at its meeting Oct. 25.
The proposal calls for increases to the Tradition Fund, a surcharge on prime season tickets, for more than 50,000 2014 football ticket packages and for tickets and parking for the 2015 baseball season.
This would be the first price increase for baseball since 2009.
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