UH works to lower prices
The University of Hawaii athletic department is looking to make it cheaper for families and UH students to attend games at the school's sporting venues starting next season.
In a proposal to be presented to the UH Board of Regents at its meeting on Thursday, a list of ticket prices includes reduced rates for youths ages 4 to high school and UH students for most of the six sports that charge admission.
The changes are pending Board of Regents approval of the proposal to remove the minimum ticket price level. UH athletic director Jim Donovan reserved comment until after the meeting.
The reductions are part of a push to fill seats in less populated sections and increase revenues for a department facing a cumulative debt of at least $4.5 million.
Season tickets for football would remain the same, except in the upper levels of the end zones at Aloha Stadium, where prices would be reduced. Individual game tickets in the north end zone would fall from $22 to $12 for ages 4 to high school.
A season-ticket package in the upper level of the Stan Sheriff Center for men's basketball would fall from $59 to $40 for UH students. An upper-level ticket for an individual game would drop from $22 to $18 for adults.
Student season tickets for baseball would fall from $75 to $50.
The proposal also calls for free admission to men's volleyball matches for UH students in the Super Rooter/Manoa Maniacs sections and the upper level.
The school is looking to establish a "Family Pack." With the purchase of at least two adult tickets, fans would receive two student tickets for the price of one.