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Too expensive

James Murphy | Wednesday, October 28, 2009

After picking up my student tickets for the upcoming Notre Dame Men’s Basketball season, I am not only upset but disappointed. Four years ago, tickets were $60, now … $100. While at the ticket office I asked out of curiosity, “Why the increase in price.” The response, “There are more games, and it’s a brand new arena.”

Let’s just say that answer did not satisfy me. Our non-conference schedule is easier than a freshman at CJ’s after a football game. I swear Greg Oden’s AAU team had a tougher November than we do (barring UCLA). So it’s true that there are more games, but how about the quality of the opponent instead of quantity.

Second, the new Purcell Pavilion, I assume was paid for by Mr. Purcell himself. Even if it was only partial, students should not shoulder any of the burden of a new arena. That is not fair. Should tuition go up because the University decided to build Duncan and Ryan Halls? Wait, it probably did.

Don’t get me wrong, I will still attend the games and support our team, as I will have nothing better to do on a Tuesday night in February.
Go Irish, beat all these opponents that kill our RPI come March.

James Murphy
senior
off campus
Oct. 27