I'm OK with it. Knew it was coming. Byrne would have upped the prices anyways with the talk of facilities improvements on the horizon.
Just as the people of the South learned way back in the 1860s, there’s a price to be paid for secession.
Texas A&M — like Missouri earlier this month — has announced that ticket prices for games at Kyle Field will be going up this season. The Big 12 office recently reached a buyout agreement with A&M and Mizzou that’s yet to be approved by the league’s individual members. Whatever the price of departure winds up being, it has to be paid off somehow… and the easiest way to raise money is to raise ticket prices.
A&M AD Bill Byrne said the school will not cut back on the number of seats available to Aggie students. “We have the largest student section in all of college football and the 12th Man is a big reason why Kyle Field is one of the most intimidating venues nationwide. There will be no reduction in season tickets available to our students but in order to keep the tradition of the largest student section in the nation alive, we rely on the support of former students and fans through the purchase of full price season tickets to make this a reality.”
In the end, we believe A&M will be very happy with its move from the unstable Big 12 to the all-for-one, uber-stable SEC. But you gets no gain without a little pain.
In this case, that pain will be felt in the wallets of Aggie fans.