Letters: Fight for your sports
In case you’re a basketball fan and have not yet noticed, compare the academic calendar with the season schedule. You should see that out of the 17 regular-season home games, only six fall on dates when classes are in session. Conclusion: You paid $90 or $100 to see six home regular season basketball games, and you may not be able to attend the following games: Charlotte, Rhode Island, Manhattan, Siena, Colgate, UNC-Asheville, Canisius, Michigan State, St. John’s, Boston College and Connecticut.
This is an absolute disgrace. However, I spoke with a representative from the box office last week, who mentioned that the Dome is considering allowing student season ticket holders into all games that are on the first or last day or two of a break. This could add up to five games to the schedule, and you would be around for most, if not all, of them.
I would much rather support this plan than getting a simple refund. I didn’t buy the tickets with the hopes of getting some of my money back. I bought them with the expectation and assumption that I would be going to as many games as possible, expecting at least 10 or 11.
The student section represents the best fans in the dome. We are the sixth man, and everyone that was there when we beat Pittsburgh and Notre Dame knows the impact a rowdy group of students can have on the momentum of the game.
I encourage all of you to take 15 minutes and write a letter to the Carrier Dome Management Offices, the Athletic Department and anyone else that needs to know that the students are upset. If you want these games, you must act now, because they start selling individual game tickets in October, and at that point, it’s too late to get those seats reserved for the student section.
Class of 2006
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