Originally Posted by The Yancey
This is a cautionary tale for all schools including USC. This UM AD has a lot in common with Buster. Hopefully with Ray at the helm we can avoid this outcome.
This spring, the Michigan athletic department admitted what many had long suspected: Student football ticket sales are down, way down, from about 21,000 in 2012 to a projected 13,000-14,000 this season.
The department has blamed cell phones, high-definition TV and student apathy sweeping the nation. All real problems, to be sure, but they don't explain how Michigan alienated 40 percent of its students in just two years -- and their parents, too.
How did Michigan do it? By forgetting why we love college football.
- See more at: http://www2.thepostgame.com/blog/roa....gkD0SUrE.dpuf
We raised our ticket prices to get near the level of UGA / Tenn / UF. We are still not as expensive as them and want to compete with them. Student tickets are free if they pay the "Student Activity Fee" which also allow them to use the Strom Fitness center among other things. Not sure if this article is a good comparison to USC as our ticket prices are still affordable by SEC standards. Student attendence is down across the country no more so here than at other places, for example UF.
This is the 2014 cost WITHOUT any seat donations, which can be hundreds of $$$ Link
Texas A&M - $475
Auburn - $450
LSU - $425 / $360
Alabama - $405
Missouri - $379 / $288
Arkansas - $375
Tennessee - $370
South Carolina - $365
Ole Miss - $325 / $220
Vanderbilt - $315 / $160
MSU - $310 / $210
Florida - $280
Georgia - $280
Kentucky - $277 / $242
*Note - UGA/UF is played at neutral site, not included in either's season tickets price.
There is this as well -http://www.gamecocksonline.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/062514aaa.html