A former recent TCU grad told me this morning that they aren't going to the TCU-Oregon State game this weekend at JerryWorld for one specific reason, "It's too much money."
A lot of people have made the same comment.
A lot has been made of the fact that there could be a lot of empties on Saturday for a live Four Lettered audience. A crowd of 40,000 in a stadium designed to seat over 70,000 isn't exactly what the good people at TCU, Oregon State, the Cowboys or ESPN had in mind when they scheduled this game way back when.
But the good people at TCU, Oregon State and at Valley Ranch agreed to the following price points for tickets:
$ 163.13 (Best seat)
$ 111.24 (Good seat)
$ 84.99 (OK seat)
$ 53.05 (Enjoying watching it on the JerryTron)
These prices include the "convenience" charges (a term I'm still coming to grips with), and additional taxes.
If you're a Frog fan who attends games at Amon Carter Stadium you are accustomed to a very affordable ticket. Consider this:
One season ticket for perhaps the best seat in the house is $210. That covers the entire home schedule, six games. That's a very good deal.
Everything at JerryWorld is more expensive, from the parking to the seats to the Cokes to the hot dogs. Is it over-priced? Yes. Yes. Yes. But as long as people are paying it, it's not.
So my guess is that Saturday's game will be a good deal, or "worth it", only if the Frogs win.
- Mac Engel