Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Northern Arizona to Lower Ticket Prices

By any measure, Northern Arizona had a terrible season last year. This year, there will be a lot of changes, starting with the head coach and continuing on to a lot of the roster.

Another change is that ticket prices will be lower, as they try to encourage the fans to come and support the team.

"We want to get the community and the student body excited about NAU basketball, making the Walkup Skydome a fun place to watch a game and a great home-court advantage," Murphy said.
It's a smart move. Maybe they take a little budget hit, but they need to get the excitement back in the program, which will pay long-term dividends. One of the ways to do that is to get more fans in the seats, which could happen with lower ticket prices. Maybe it won't make a big difference, but anything will help.

I will go on record as saying that new head coach Jack Murphy is going to do some very good things in Flagstaff, and hopefully getting more fans in the seats will provide a nice boost in his first season.

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  1. I like this move. Hopefully it works out for NAU.

    What do you think of the Big Sky & WAC alliance talks which keep popping up in the media and various message boards? It seems like there would be more negatives for the Big Sky than there would be positives. Idaho is itching for an invitation to the MWC and would jump at the first chance it got, and Seattle U (and even Denver U) have made it know the long term goal regarding conference affiliation has been the WCC.

  2. Nice article, thanks for the information.