Posted by PoopShoot on December 27, 2017 at 15:10:25:
In Reply to: Re: Classic @ Damian: Day 1 Marquee Match ups posted by Economist on December 26, 2017 at 16:02:18:
: : : : A few marquee match ups on day 1
: : : $10 or $12 for admission and $5 parking if you go to the games at Damien. I wanted to go check out some of the games but I'm not gonna let Leduc rip me off like that.
: : Wow. That's ridiculous to go see a high school game. I get it for CIF Finals, but a mid-season Christmas tournament? It's one thing for a guy dropping $15 just out to go see a couple games while the wife thinks he's out returning unwanted Christmas gifts.. but what about mom and dad and little brother going out to see their kid play? That's $35/day (3 admissions plus parking) and the team plays 4 times. So they've made it where that family of 3 is going to drop $140. Students showing up to see their buddies play? Not going to happen. That's not right.
: Gotta make some money for all the work being done. Plus it keeps some of the Jerks out of the Stands. People pay that much to see a movie or even more to go out to dinner. Can't do much for under $12 anymore.
This is high school basketball, not a Hollywood blockbuster production with the costs and overhead of Star Wars. Hell, it's not even on the scale of the costs to produce an Indie pic.
You've got a gym, some refs, some insurance costs, a "hospitality" room (knowing LeDuc, that's par for the course) for the "media" and coaches, and the costs of some facility staff to keep the lights on.
This is price-gouging, plain and simple, and it's contrary to the entire concept of high school athletics for the athletes, the school community and parents and friends.
Simply put, it's an outrage and bullshit, and the images from the stands of empty seats are the most apt statement about the prices being charged.
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