Archive for Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Ticket price too high

January 20, 2009


Editor's note: Today's letters to the editor are from Southwest Junior High students learning about persuasive writing.

To the editor:

KU sports fans must be going crazy. A price for a KU game against K-State goes up to a price of $528 dollars, while at a K-State home game against the Jayhawks the top ticket is only $194. Over two times the price! Over the years the Jayhawks have increased their products. In 2007 Kansas football tickets cost up to $75 dollars, an increase of $20. The fans were furious. On a fan angrily posted a comment that said we had better get value for our money this year. And they probably did last year, but it seems that every season KU raise their prices. This year a ticket to the Kansas/Missouri game at Arrowhead hit a record price of $436 online.

People can argue that since Kansas came off a championship season that their prices must go high. But in football, over a 20 percent increase in prices is a bit too much. You can also say there is more of a demand in Kansas basketball than football.

So this increase has not stopped the Jayhawks fans from coming. But there wouldn’t be a single KU fan who would like another increase in ticket price.

Husam Khatir,

Southwest Junior High


gr 9 years, 2 months ago

Instead of stop going to Wal-Mart for paying above minimum wages as one of your classmates suggested, how about stop going to games? How many times could you ride the bus for $528? Or go to the pool, or the movies, or buy shoes?What amount of exercise do you get for going and watching others play sports?Maybe you get entertainment, but I sense anger here.I guess it does keep you occupied, but what other fun activities could you do with $528?

Confrontation 9 years, 2 months ago

If you want cheap tickets, move to Manhattan. KU Athletics is a business, not a charity.

Steve Jacob 9 years, 2 months ago

Say time and time again, it's a sporting event, they can charge what they want, it's not like a necessity.

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