The Daily Aggie :: 06/12/08

The question of attendance at NMSU football games continues to be a hot topic over at the Las Cruces Sun-News Editor Teddy Feinberg's blog. Teddy is shocked to discover that people are complaining about $2 parking and $6 general admission tickets.

We feel it necessary to point out to the people who are complaining about ticket prices how great NMSU fans have it. Two seasons ago when NMSU played in El Paso at the Sun Bowl for the annual tilt against UTEP we paid $48 (plus the Ticketmaster fee) for ONE ticket. The cost for our season tickets for the 2006 Aggie football season? $56. That's right, we paid only $8 more for season football tickets than we did for a single game.

Around the WAC, Idaho's season ticket prices for the 2008 season are $157 for season tickets or $86 for a three game pack or $59 for a two game pack and all tickets are charged a $5 facility fee. Utah State charges $100 for general admission tickets and anywhere from $110 to $150 for reserved seating (and some of the reserved seats require a "contribution fee" and all tickets have a $10 facility fee). Louisiana Tech charges $125 plus fees for season tickets. Fresno State charges $160 for a general admission season ticket (five games). Boise State charges anywhere from $157 to $193 for general admission tickets and their reserved seating ranges from $223 to $283 plus an additional donation of $140, $450, $625, $925 and $1750 depending on your seating section.

Finally our rivals UNM and UTEP charge $72 and $90 for general admission season tickets and UTEP's season ticket plan for reserved seating ranges from $99 to $350 (and anybody that's ever tried to go to a game at The Sun Bowl knows that parking is a nightmare).

So any Aggie fans or Las Cruces residents complaining about ticket prices should consider themselves lucky to only pay $6 per game for general admission tickets and $2 for parking.

On to today's links...

The NMSU athletic website recaps the 2008 men's tennis season. One of the highlights of the season was the doubles team of junior Roman Stoisavljevic and sophomore Eduardo Salas defeating the No. 2 nationally ranked doubles team of Christian Rojmar and Bojan Szumanski from Texas Tech 8-2 which was the first loss of season for the Red Raider duo.

Coach Richburg has announced the 2008 Cross Country schedule.

Jason Groves of the Las Cruces Sun-News reports that the NMSU basketball team camps are expected to see thirty high school teams thanks to the cancellation of UNM's basketball camp.

ESPN.com's Will Kimmey previews the College World Series.

The Big Lead takes a look at what former Aggie head coach Reggie Theus and the Sacramento Kings might be thinking for the 2008 NBA Draft.

Steven M. Sipple of Huskers Extra reports that Nebraska, NMSU's second opponent of the season, is shooting for eight wins this season. (Link courtesy of The Wizard of Odds)

The Associate Press reports on the Bryant brothers, Brad and Bart, participating in the U.S. Open. Bart Bryant played golf at NMSU while his older brother Brad played at UNM.

Tim Stephens of The Orlando Sentinel wonders how much longer the non-BCS football schools can afford to try to keep pace with "the big boys". (Link courtesy of The Wizard of Odds)

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Comments

Well I'm going to complain

Well I'm going to complain over the ticket prices because I can't even afford to pay $6.00 for a ticket or $2.00 for parking.

Tickets

I gotta question. Why can't they give packages like tickets and hotel rooms, Im pretty sure if it was like that, I would definitely check out the games. But that just my thought on that