These $90 are only going to be available in the 4000 ticket allotment to EIU. Seeing as those will be released to donors from the top down, only the biggest Iowa donors will even have a chance at these tickets. To the people who will actually see these tickets, $90 is pocket change. It's a smart business move. I wouldn't expect any more because Jamie knows how to run his business.
Basically that Iowa is getting screwed by ISU in what the pay us for a game in Kinnick, versus what they make coming to JTS. Both teams get 20% of the game at the other's venue. Because Iowa can hold roughly 15K more, and ticket prices being equal, we'll always see more on our trips there, than they will here. I don't know what the other details are, I'm sure there are.
Somehow I don't see Bowlsby or Gene Smith being incredibly ignorant on the issue, but we all know that message board posters and radio talking heads know more about everything than the people who's job it actually is.
Its funny that if this happened to the Nebraska game not one Cornhusker would argue. They would know that ISU is trying to finance a successful football team. Reason being.... THEY WANT ISU TO GET BETTER to make the north more competitive. Almost any Cornhusker fan will tell you this.
Iowa fans don't want us catching up in resources, ESPECIALLY when it comes from their fans, even though it can only help the rivalry in the long run. But whatever.
I went to the ISU-UNI basketball game this year and paid $30 per ticket. Every other game for UNI this year has $15 tickets. They are doing what everybody else is doing and charging what the market will bear.
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