Here’s a new twist to my story on the main MPR News site about student dissatisfaction over a University of Minnesota ticket-bundling policy that requires some students to buy football tickets in addition to sports such as hockey.
A University athletic official says such ticket packages are supposed to reward fans who buy season tickets to multiple sports — by giving them a discount as well as first dibs on hockey and basketball tickets.
But law student Joe Mahoney says he only has enough time for one sport — so those football tickets will gather dust.
Kroll this afternoon forwarded me an email from Anthony Nixon, who may have a problem worse than Mahoney’s:
… Add my voice to the list of people upset about this policy. I have been a die hard hockey fan all 4 years I’ve been here and buy both nights each year. [My note: Hockey games are usually played in sets of two, and season tickets are available for all Game 1 or Game 2 matches of the season.]
I also buy football season tickets usually as well. This year, I have both nights of hockey and also as a side effect have 2 [sets of] football tickets. This policy is awful and penalizes hockey (and basketball) fans like myself.
(The bold type and italics are mine.)
An Athletics Department officials said the move was just a way to reward fans who bought multiple