LSU Ticket Price Hike Delay Not Due to Loss
LSU is delaying a hike in the price of a football ticket, at least for now. And LSU Board of Supervisors Chairman Bobby Yarborough says the Tigers' loss to Ole Miss Saturday has "zero connection" to them putting off Friday's vote to make that happen.
The Board of Supervisors announced today it has removed a proposal for a football ticket price hike for the 2014 season and a baseball price hike for 2015 from the Friday agenda. They will, however, hear from the athletic department about why such a recommendation is being made and put it on the December agenda for a vote.
According to the chairman of the Board's athletic committee, Athletic Director Joe Alleva wants a 6% overall increase on season tickets for football. In addition, he wants to be allowed to set prices for home football games based on date, opponent and location in Tiger Stadium with an increase cap of $100. Parking fees for cars and RVs would also be on the table for increases.
Additionally, the athletic department wants to charge sales tax on tickets and put the decision on future adjustments up to 10 in the hands of the LSU President versus the Board of Supervisors.
The chairman of the athletic committee says its likely the proposal will be approved at the December meeting of the Board in some form after members study it and the way other schools in the Southeastern Conference handle ticket prices.