Ok, who will be the first to do the math to see is $40 is a scam as compared to individual game tix:)
There are at least 12 games that these season tickets cover (including OSU and MSU), which makes for $3.33 per game with the season ticket package.
Individual student season tickets are $5. So if you go to 8 games (only 2/3), then you break even with season ticket holders, however they have numerous perks (and better ones this year), including the cookout that was mentioned before.
That’s not why season tickets were/are a ripoff. There were 18(?) home games last year, so even that was just above 3 dollars a game. The problem was, you could get into every single non-conference game for free because of promotions. Then, like most season ticket holders, I couldn’t go to any of the winter break games. Then, during conference play, there were only 5 games I counted that students could not get into for free. So that left me as a season ticket holder with essentially a cost of 12 dollars a game, not counting the 2 I missed because of THON.
It will most likely be the same this year, but again, it’s alright. I appreciate the effort they’re making, and I look at the T-shirt as a 20 dollar value, so 20 bucks for tickets isn’t bad at all.
Picked this up off of the NITTANY NATION page on facebook today:
BREAKING: Penn State Men’s Basketball Season Tickets this year are just $40!!! Season ticket benefits include: Early entry to every single game, a Nittany Nation t-shirt, a preseason cookout with the team, weekly e-mail messages from the players and coaches, and preferred seating at Hoops Madness!! Purchase your season tickets next week with your football tickets!
This is one of the steps needed to build a student following. No disrespect to Chambers, but this will go light years beyond a golf cart and megaphone.
This will do absolutely nothing to boost student attendance. The people buying tickets either a)would buy them for any reasonable price or b)bought them with their football tickets because they were there.