Univ. Of Wisconsin Athletic Board Approves Price Increase For Football Season Tickets
The Univ. of Wisconsin athletic board on Friday "approved an increase" for football season tickets of $6 per game to $54, or a "total of $378 for a seven-game" home slate in '18, according to Jeff Potrykus of the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL. UW is coming off a program-record 13-1 finish, and the last "price increase for season tickets" came after the '14 season. Five Big Ten schools had "higher base season-ticket prices" in '17 than $378: Ohio State ($695), Michigan ($430), Iowa ($405), Nebraska ($399) and Penn State ($385). UW's $54 per-game price is "expected to be no higher than 10th in the Big Ten next season." The athletic board was "scheduled to vote on a proposal to increase student tickets to $27 per game from $24," but that topic was "postponed until the board's Feb. 16 meeting." Season tickets for women's volleyball matches "also were increased" (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL, 1/20). In Madison, Dennis Punzel noted the UW athletic department is looking at a $2.9M deficit for '18-19 (MADISON.com, 1/20).