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 Kusports.com 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.
Southwest Junior High