Hey, SEC fans, we told ya Texas A&M would fit right in.
Like so many other league schools in recent years, A&M is raising the prices of its season tickets for home football games. Coming off an 11-2 season and with a Heisman-winning quarterback to show off, why not?
According to the school, the $25 jump per season-ticket will result in a net profit of about $2 million which will then be funneled to Kevin Sumlin and his staff in the form of raises. If you’re going to bump prices, $25 isn’t too bad and tying the money directly to the pay of a popular coach is a shrewd move.
During a speaking engagement Monday, Aggie AD Eric Hyman said the school’s move to the SEC had helped build brand awareness for A&M. “The branding (moving forward) is going to be phenomenal — and we’re at the tip of the iceberg.”
The move to the SEC is also expected to result in more cash down the road and theoretically that could help to prevent future ticket price hikes. (Yeah. Right.)