Originally Posted by ICEHOCEY77
The answer to 99 of 100 questions in life?
So how does the athletic department gain from putting more students in from a financial standpoint?
My guess is they won't, so they won't.
Adding seats to the student section was a priority for President Robert Witt in his aggressive expansion of student enrollment. Although he said in a statement that academic recruiting is not tied to access to a football game, he is pleased with the addition.
“Attending football games is an important part of the University of Alabama experience for many of our students, and I believe it strengthens the bond between the students and the university,” Witt said. “Student demand for tickets exceeds supply, so I am very pleased that we will be able to offer more students the opportunity to attend games this fall.”
If it doesn't benefit at all, why do we give any student section tickets? Financial benefit can come from improving the whole experience of going to college. That includes a winning team in a tough atmosphere, which means impressing more recruits, which leads to more wins...etc.