1. Welcome to SportsJournalists.com, a friendly forum for discussing all things sports and journalism.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register for a free account to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Access to private conversations with other members.
    • Fewer ads.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon!

Bowl thoughts

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by printdust, Jan 3, 2007.

  1. printdust

    printdust New Member

    Haven't seen a packed venue yet. Seen plenty of $10 tickets at the last minute. Interest in this system is hurt additionally by cost. Fiesta Bowl parking was $100, up $40 from the Big 12 championship game. I figure that's pretty common.

    Ultimately, these bowls do what the local C and V bureaus want - not many conventions bring 40,000 to 60,000 people, so who gives a crap about sellouts? It's those people who keep the status quo in the bowl system.

    Until there's a playoff, this will be the typical setting. And they'll find the revenue - just like the insane parking costs.
  2. OTD

    OTD Well-Known Member

    $100 for parking? I hope that included a happy ending!
  3. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    In short, they're the NFL and the PGA Tour combined.
  4. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Did I read this right? ? ? $100 to PARK? WTF???

    There has to be somewhere else around there to park. I know there is; I've covered college games at the Fiesta Bowl.

    There's no reason to charge $100 to park and even less to pay it. None.
  5. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    If I paid $100 to park, I would expect to be driven right to the gate and I know that isn't happening. Paying that much for parking is just ridiculous when it's at a stadium is out in the desert way away from the city. Paying $100 is crazy anywhere, but at least if it's in the middle of a big city it is easier to understand.

    It shouldn't cost that much to take your family to a game!
  6. dawgpounddiehard

    dawgpounddiehard Active Member

    C'mon. $100 for parking, that doesn't make sense. Is there justification for it being that much? Unless the spot is on the 40 yard line.
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page