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Would you pay $15,000 for a courtside seat at Allen Fieldhouse for the 2009-10 Kansas University men’s basketball season?

Response Percent Votes
No
 
77% 2430
Yes
 
22% 688
Total 3118

Comments

Rick Aldrich 5 years, 10 months ago

if i had $15,000 i would take my family on a vacation, we'd eat better and have nicer clothes.

grammaddy 5 years, 10 months ago

I'm with you touringdriver- with $15,000 I could get a dependable used car and school clothes for the grands. But I do love my Jayhawks. Rock chalk!!!

commonsense 5 years, 10 months ago

Today, no. If I were wealthy and had disposable income, sure.

labmonkey 5 years, 10 months ago

I want a new Camaro too much to spend that kind of money on tickets.

Mary Darst 5 years, 10 months ago

absolutely. but only if I had that half a billion dollars we were talking about the other day. They are picked to be really good. I have friends who just got their 3rd set of final four tickets. Last year they didn't go, but they already have their flight and room booked for this wear. Of course they were at the 08 championship game.

gl0ck0wn3r 5 years, 10 months ago

I could, but I vowed I would never give money to KU after how Bob Frederick was fired.

number3of5 5 years, 10 months ago

Absolutely not. I am not a sports fan and never will be. Sports should not be something you have to pay to see, it should be played for fun not for money. I'm with edjayhawk, we need to help the needy in this world first. This might be our families, friends, or complete strangers. A friend of mine always says, a stranger is a friend you have not met yet.

esj2003 5 years, 10 months ago

If I had $15,000 I'd cash it all out and make a life-sized replica of myself made of paper maché dollar bills, in which I'd take with me most places I went (not the shower, because that would ruin it and clog the drain). Price: $15,000 paper maché replica of myself: $15,000 A good conversation starter: priceless

labmonkey 5 years, 10 months ago

edjayhawk-

Something tells me you are all talk and no action.

Richard Heckler 5 years, 10 months ago

So who has paid that much?

Fiscal irresponsible behavior aka reckless inflation.

If someone did isn't that truly kind of stupid. Sooner or later the jayhawks who have lived here forever will never be able to afford a seat ever again. That stinks!

bankboy119 5 years, 10 months ago

number3,

Would you pay to go to an art gallery, a concert, a movie, a dance performance or an opera? If so, why is it okay to pay to see those things, yet not okay to pay to see sports?

bankboy119 5 years, 10 months ago

And if I had a ton of disposable income, sure I'd pay. But since I don't, I won't.

riverdrifter 5 years, 10 months ago

Nope. If I had that kind of money, I'd donate the same amount and get 2 decent seats up higher where you can see the game better. Courtside is for people who want to be seen -for whatever reason.

trinity 5 years, 10 months ago

lol riverdrifter-i sure hope the one blonde 50-ish chick doesn't get seats behind the bench any more. am wayyy tired of having to look at her.

i'd pay it if somebody would give it to me, just 'cos i loves me some KU basketball that much! :)

Don Whiteley 5 years, 10 months ago

If I had $15,000 to donate to the University, I'd give it to a cause which benefits the students. I long ago lost interest in collegiate sports when they ceased to be amateur and went professional. If it costs that much money to operate a quality college sports program, it's simply not worth it.

George_Braziller 5 years, 10 months ago

$15,000 to watch a basketball game? These people really need to get a life.

antney 5 years, 10 months ago

Did anyone noticed how this article was laid out above the "Rising Homeless Families" article in the paper?

Linda Aikins 5 years, 10 months ago

no way no how. And I absolutely love KU sports. But that is ridiculous.

Leslie Swearingen 5 years, 10 months ago

In comparison if you are a Chiefs fan you can get a season of VIP seating which includes the below for $1,490 Benefits at-a-glance: * Prime seat locations * Club Level will be open 2 ½ hours prior to kickoff through 1 hour after the game ends * Private entrance and escalator access to the club level * Priority rental of club level and suites for company functions * Well-appointed resort style restrooms with attendants * Upscale dining and premium liquor options * Club-level seat purchase option for select stadium events * Temperature-controlled club level concourses, restaurants, lounges and bars * State-of-the-art high definition video monitors featuring DIRECTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket * Option to purchase premium reserved parking * Concierge desks located on the club level for game day assistance * Personalized service from your club level service representative

persevering_gal 5 years, 10 months ago

Are you kidding me? Just about every seat is a good seat in Allen Fieldhouse! Sitting up front in Allen can actually be problematic with everyone walking in front of you to get to and from their seats. I would much rather grab a nosebleed seat and be able to watch the game!

GardenMomma 5 years, 10 months ago

He!! no!

$15,000 could be much better spent elsewhere and last a heck of a lot longer than 2 hours.

I'd pay a few bills, go to a movie, and stick the rest in the bank and let it earn a little bit of interest.

parrothead8 5 years, 10 months ago

If I had the kind of money that made $15k look like disposable income to me, I'd donate it to one of the departments at KU that has had to cut positions. I haven't noticed that the basketball program has had to cut any positions.

lawrencelifer 5 years, 10 months ago

Wow, the KUAC will leave no stone unturned in order to make more money. I've got an idea . . . . $25,000 to watch the game while riding on the shoulders of your favorite KU football coach or player as they walk the sideline. I've got dibs on Mangino!!!

alm77 5 years, 10 months ago

http://www.charitywater.org/

it's enough to give clean water to 1,500 in Africa people for life.

pace 5 years, 10 months ago

Sports has developed into a corrupt culture, using resources and attention that would serve better in productive efforts. When someone complained that some sports figure did something wrong, I say no different than any other person. They proclaimed that they had held sports figures up as examples to their children. I would never do that. Teach your children to admire character, not sports figures.

alm77 5 years, 10 months ago

that should say "1,500 people in Africa" - it's been a loooonnng day.

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