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Ticket Sales Lagging For Saturday's Virginia Tech-Cincinnati Game At FedExField
Published September 27, 2012
MONEY TALKS: In Cincinnati, Bill Koch wrote, "Why did the Bearcats agree to move a marquee home game to another city? Simply put, they needed the money." UC Deputy AD Bob Arkeilpane, who oversees football scheduling, said that the school will "receive in excess" of $3.5M for the game. That money is being used to help pay for the recently dedicated $15M Sheakley Athletics Complex, "a practice facility for football that also serves as the home field for UC's women's lacrosse team." Arkeilpane said that when the "guarantee grew so high that it became a good way for the school 'to do something for our football program and for our women's lacrosse program' ... UC officials decided the offer was too lucrative to turn down." He said, "I don't think you'll see us do something like this again" (CINCINNATI ENQUIRER, 9/26).