Wisconsin raises student tickets prices, aims to improve attendance

Wisconsin’s Athletic Board approved an increase in the price of student football tickets Friday from $24 to $27, according to jsonline’s Jeff Potrykus.

Wisconsin linebacker Arrington Farrar suggested to the board the price increase could be covered via student fees, according to Madison.com’s Jason Galloway. 

The board also addressed the issue of students showing up late to games at Camp Randall, which Farrar said doesn’t go unnoticed.

Wisconsin averaged 78,824 attendees at home games in 2017, the 15th highest figure in the nation and the fifth highest in the Big Ten behind Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Nebraska. Camp Randall has a capacity of 80,321. 

Michigan had the highest figure in the nation with an average of 111,589 fans. And Purdue saw an increase in 13,433 fans per game from last season, the largest average increase in the nation.

The Badgers went 7-0 at home in 2017, with their lone defeat coming at a neutral site to Ohio State at the Big Ten Championship in Indianapolis, IN.

The problem at Wisconsin appears not to be getting students to come to games, but getting students to arrive on time for games.

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