The University of Central Florida Knights plans to increase football season-ticket prices in 2020 for the first time in three years amid high demand.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, season-ticket holders were notified of an average 15 percent bump in ticket prices during the seven home games in 2020. While fans will pay less per game, there will be an increase on their final bill. UCF athletics director Danny White told the Sentinel that the team hasn’t increased prices in three years even though they had “tremendous success on the field.”
“Due to the tremendous demand for season tickets, including a wait list, and with the addition of a seventh home game, the time was right for an increase in season ticket pricing,” White said. “It is important that we continue to make wise economic decisions that enable us to compete within our conference, within our state and across the NCAA.”
Those who have tickets in the tower will see the largest increase, raising their ticket prices from $1,750 to $2,000. Those with cabana tickets will see a $200 increase, stadium tickets will increase by $150, and other parts of the stadium will see an increase of $100, $50, or $30. Only tickets in section L will remain the same at $99 per seat. While season tickets will increase, actual game tickets won’t cost that much more; cabana premium seats will increase by $14 per game and general seats will go up about $2.10 per game, while stadium club seats will actual decrease in price by $10 and tower tickets will cost $6 less than usual.
“The savings off of single-game ticket prices continues to be a primary benefit of being a season-ticket member,” White continued in his statement. “As demand has increased this season, the number of dynamically-priced and sold-out games has increased, resulting in an average season-ticket member savings of 42%.”
UCF is currently 1-1 in the American East Conference. This month, they’re slated to take on East Carolina and Temple, followed by matches against Houston, Tulsa, Tulane, and South Florida throughout November.