Kirby’s getting a big, well-deserved raise of about $3.5 million a year, which puts me in mind of one of Greg McGarity’s greatest hits.
With the success we have experienced, we will incur increases in compensation to maintain that level of success. We plan to make substantial adjustments to the compensation of our coaching staff, which will necessitate these ticket increases.
As I recall, the increase in the average season ticket price from $50 to $66+ is expected to generate more than $6 million a year in new revenues. Even with staff pay bumps included, the final hit will fall considerably short of the new collections. I guess necessitate doesn’t mean what I think it means.
I’m not stupid enough — or sarcastic enough, maybe — to suggest a refund here, but would it be too much to expect some of that newfound jack to find its way into making the game day experience more fan friendly? A blogger can dream, can’t he?